Jordie Albiston


Jordie Albiston has published nine collections of poetry.  Her most recent titles are The Weekly Poem: 52 exercises in closed & open forms (2014) and Jack & Mollie (& Her) (2016).  Jordie's work has won many awards, including the Mary Gilmore Award and the 2010 NSW Premier's Prize.  She has an ongoing pre-occupation with mathematical constructs and constraints, and the possibilities offered in terms of poetic structure. 


Miriam Barr 

Robot Phillip Passes the Turing Test


Miriam Barr is a poet and performer with a background in psychology. Her work has been published in such places as Landfall, Takahe, Poetry NZ, JAAM, 4th Floor, and Brief. Her first major collection Bullet Hole Riddle was published by Steele Roberts in 2014. She is currently the national coordinator of New Zealand’s National Poetry Day.   

David Beach 

The Crowds at the Metropolitan Museum’s 1978 Tutankhamun Exhibition 6


David Beach lives in Wellington. He has written four books of sonnets. 

Georgette Brown

The High Priestess


Artist and Dreamer.

Kate Camp

St Jerome Reading in an Italian Landscape

And now I decode the mystery of Saint Jerome


Kate Camp is the author of five collections of poems, all from Victoria University Press. The Mirror of Simple Annihilated Souls won the New Zealand Book Award for poetry in 2011, and Snow White's Coffin, written while Camp held the Creative New Zealand Berlin writers residency, was shortlisted for the award in 2013.

Brent Cantwell

Red Tin Shed


Brent Cantwell is a New Zealand writer who lives with his family in the hinterland of Queensland, Australia. He teaches high school English and has been writing for pleasure for 21 years. He has been published in Verity La and in a Wellington Café Poems Publication called Eat Your Words.

Freya Daly Sadgrove

If I had your baby in my uterus I would probably kill it with abortion


Freya Daly Sadgrove lives in Wellington. Her work has previously been published in Turbine, LEFT, and Mimicry. She is also one third of punk band-cum-performance collective 'The Great Danger'. 

Boona Daroom


Boona Daroom‘s work has appeared in LIT, the Nashville Review, and SOFTBLOW, among other places. He lives in Brooklyn.

Rata Gordon



Rata Gordon lives on Waiheke Island and coordinates a creative youth development programme. Her poems have found homes in a number of New Zealand literary journals. She enjoys dancing and tending to her peas. 

Anna Jackson


Eleanor, on the beach


Anna Jackson lectures in English at Victoria University of Wellington.  She has published six books of poetry with Auckland University Press, most recently I, Clodia (2014).  She has five fine hens and lives in Island Bay. 

Clare Jones

Wrangel Island


Clare Jones was born in New Orleans. Her work has been recognized with fellowships from the Fulbright Program and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she earned an MFA in 2014.  

Geronimo LaHood

A little too intriguing


Geronimo LaHood grew up learning to read when he was three. Later whilst at school he learned to write, and soon was writing as much as he can.

When seven he started writing poems and unfinished stories, and when turning eight, was a google account. Since then he has been getting up early in the morning and writing until seven o clock.

Nina Powles

What it tastes like


​Nina Powles is a writer and zinemaker from Wellington. She is the author of the poetry chapbook Girls of the Drift (Seraph Press, 2014) and in 2015 won the Biggs Family Prize for Poetry. She currently lives in Shanghai and blogs about it at

Manon Revuelta

Cake Sound


Manon Revuelta is a writer from Auckland, New Zealand, currently living in Berlin. Her work has appeared in Deluge, Brief, and Turbine.

Kerrin P. Sharpe

the zoo was never an ark


Kerrin P. Sharpe’s first book three days in a wishing well was published by Victoria University Press (VUP) in 2012. A group of her poems also appeared in 2013 in the UK publication Oxford Poets 13 (Carcanet). A second book there’s a medical name for this was also published by VUP in 2014 and her third collection rabbit rabbit has just been published this year (July 2016).

Chris Stewart



Chris Stewart lives in Christchurch with his family. He completed the course at The Hagley Writers' institute in 2015, and won The Margaret Mahy Prize for best folio. His work has been published in London Grip, The Christchurch Press, Leaving the Red Zone, and Snorkel 22



Tayi Tibble



Tayi Tibble is a Wellington based poet of Maori descent (Te Whānau-ā-Apanui/Ngāti Porou). She has previously been published in Starling and Mana Magazine.


Louise Wallace



Louise Wallace is the author of two collections of poetry published through Victoria University Press and was the Robert Burns Fellow for 2015 at the University of Otago, Dunedin. She is the founder and editor of Starling, an online journal for New Zealand writers under 25 years of age. 

Elizabeth Welsh

Coming upon another mountain


Elizabeth Welsh is an editor and poet. She has recently returned from living in London for the last five years. Currently, she is working on her first poetry collection.