many moons

Hello! Its been a few moons since I posted…I took an unintended break there for a bit! What have I been up to? (I’m going to assume the fact you are reading my website means you are interested…ha ha.) Last year I received a grant from the Earle Creativity Trust to write a book about my … Continue reading many moons

the drought breaks and with it my rage and I farewell the tomatoes

It’s been raining a good few days now – after nine weeks without rain, this wet stuff falling from the sky seems a miracle. How quickly the garden wakes up, too. From desperate and dusty, to enlivened, greening…drinking it all in… Just as well, because I was getting major ‘drought-rage’. What’s drought-rage? Drought-rage is walking … Continue reading the drought breaks and with it my rage and I farewell the tomatoes

KUPU, part two

Looking through my photographs from recent times I realised I forgot to post more photographs of KUPU, the ‘poetry off the page’ installation which I did in the Palmerston North City Library with fellow local poet, Leonel Alvarado. First installment was back HERE, when they had only installed one poem. Here are some photographs of … Continue reading KUPU, part two

what you hold on to

On Sunday the sun came out after two days of heavy rain. Various plants were doing a beautiful job of holding water on their surface…jewel-like, shining in the sun.   I have just two weeks to go of the residency! It’s gone SO FAST. BACK HERE I said I was going to write about it … Continue reading what you hold on to

mycology walk

After I read that Emma had spotted an autumn toadstool on her walk, I had a yearning to go on a mushroom/toadstool hunt in the bush. So last Sunday I took my family out for a ramble around a bush track on the Woodville end of the Manawatu Gorge, looking out for autumnal fungi. I … Continue reading mycology walk