Jane Arthur

O Juliet


Jane Arthur lives in Wellington. In 2015, she is working towards her MA in creative writing at Victoria University. Jane has a dog, but mostly writes about things she's afraid of.



Emma Barnes

Hot Spit


Emma Barnes lives in the Aro Valley going through existential crises at about the same rate as firewood. 



Carolyn DeCarlo

Old Taupō Road

Glass Beach


Carolyn DeCarlo is an American writer living in Wellington, New Zealand. She is the author of one chapbook, Strawberry Hill (Pangur Ban Party 2013), and co-author of two chapbooks, Twilight Zone (NAP 2013) and Bound: An Ode to Falling in Love (Compound Press 2014), with Jackson Nieuwland. Her poetry and fiction have been published by or are forthcoming from LEFT, Zoomoozophone Review, Minarets, Illuminati Girl Gang, Shabby Doll HouseWest Wind ReviewThe Scrambler, and Everyday Genius. You can find her @carodecarlo.



Joan Fleming



Over, here


Joan Fleming's second book, Failed Love Poems, is due out in August with VUP. She mostly lives in Melbourne.



Simon Gennard

Historic Places


Simon Gennard lives in Wellington.



Alexandra Hollis

Heat death


Alexandra Hollis lives in Wellington, where she is studying towards an MA in poetry at the IIML. Her interests include TV.



Frankie McMillan

Sylvia, there is no square baby inside the box


Frankie McMillan is the author of The Bag Lady’s Picnic and other stories, and a poetry collection, Dressing for the Cannibals. In 2005 she was awarded the Creative NZ Todd Bursary. In 2008 and 2009 her work was selected for the Best NZ Fiction anthologies. Other awards include winner of the New Zealand Poetry Society International Competition (2009) and the NZ National Flash Fiction award (2013). In 2014 she held an Ursula Bethell writing residency at Canterbury University. Her next book of poetry, There Are No Horses in Heaven, is to be published by CUP in March, 2015. 



Jackson Nieuwland

I am a ventriloquist


Jackson Nieuwland likes unicorns.



Claire Orchard

Light Years


Claire Orchard was born in Wainuiomata, grew up in various Hutt Valley locations, and now lives in Wellington. Her poetry has been published in various journals including Sport, Landfall, JAAM, 4th Floor and Turbine.



Nina Powles

Whale Fall


Nina Powles is from Wellington. She is currently working on a book of verse biography for her MA thesis at the IIML at Victoria University, but so far it's mainly about whales. Her first book, Girls of the Drift, was published by Seraph Press in 2014. She is deeply committed to pizza and to her dog, Toby.



Kerrin P. Sharpe

as always Leonardo your notes revealed less of yourself

in any language we think of him


Kerrin P. Sharpe’s first book, three days in a wishing well, was published by VUP in 2012. Her work appeared in Oxford Poets 13 (Carcanet). Another book, there’s a medical name for this, was published August 2014 (VUP). A third collection, rabbit rabbit, is in progress with a grant from Creative New Zealand.



Phoebe Smith

Pamela tells her feminist group she's thoroughly sick of women


Phoebe lives in Wellington with the esteemable Bunky and teaches children's drama classes.



Adam Stewart

an arrival


Adam is a poet, essayist, reviewer, and writer of short fiction. He lives in Dunedin with his partner and daughter, and continues to produce work for various literary journals. He has previously been published in SportHue & CryTurbine The Pantograph PunchThe Cordite Review, and Headland Journal. Adam also composes music under the moniker ∆dam Stword as part of the Backwoods Collective based in Wellington. 



Vanessa Williams



Vanessa Williams lives in Wellington. You might see her lurching about the city, frequenting book stores, coffee shops and anywhere good cheese can be found. 
She likes making things with her hands and some of her paintings and scribbles can be found here:



Ashleigh Young

Ghost Bear


Happy New Year


Ashleigh Young works as an editor. Some of her recent writing has appeared in The Griffith ReviewFive Dials and Sport. She blogs at She is a supporter of the Island Bay Cycle Way.