was awarded the 2018 Charles Brasch Young Writers’ Essay Prize, and was the co-winner of the 2017 Monash Prize for Emerging Writers. Her work has appeared in a number of literary journals, including Starling, Mayhem, Poetry New Zealand, Landfall, Mimicry, and Minarets.
is an Australian-born critic and experimental poet, author of the poetry collections AXIS Book 1: Areal, AXIS Book 2 (Vagabond 2014, 2019), the critical volume Stave Sightings: Notational Experiments in North American Long Poems, 1961-2011 (New York: Palgrave, 2017), and the sound work Consonata (Version one: 2019).
is a New Zealand composer and poet.
is a writer who lives in Auckland. He has previously published in Turbine, Hue&Cry, Pie & JAAM.
lives on the Kapiti coast. Her Antarctic-themed collection of prose poems and fragments, The Farewell Tourist, was published by Otago University Press in 2018.
(Cape Town, South Africa) is a 21 year old student of History, Gender and English from South Africa. Finds physical space consistently bewildering. Currently obsessed with figuring out the landscapes which exist between people, self and surroundings. Occasional fanatic of filling those landscapes with words—creating palimpsests. Inclined towards the familiar in our lives, which can so often seem uncanny. And much and more besides.
likes to poet.
is an American poet in New Zealand. She holds a PhD from Victoria University of Wellington and an MFA from The New School. Author of The Dangerous Country of Love and Marriage (Auckland University Press) and Orange Juice and Rooftops (Eloquent Books), she likes poetry, finger painting, and motorcycles.
(Te Rarawa) is an artist based in Ōtepoti. Working across sculpture, moving image and text, her practice often explores our relationship to language and place.
(Berkeley, CA, USA) is editor-in-chief of the Berkeley Poetry Review.
is a queer transgender Singaporean poet and student of linguistics and literature. His work has appeared in journals including Cordite Poetry Review and PERVERSE.
is from Seattle, Washington. Angela Shier was born in 1993 and is studying Anthropology, Communications, and French at university. Angela Shier loves cats and the internet. You can find her here: @angelashier & oftheshier.tumblr.com
(Melbourne, Australia) is a writer living in Melbourne, Australia. She can be found on Instagram @annacrews95.
has goals such as writing a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novel, making cinnamon rolls as a monthly ritual, and analysing news events through tarot readings. She illustrates for the Singapore War Crimes Trials Project, The Birthday Book (2020), and literary anthologies Food Republic (2020) and Singapore at Home: Life across Lines (2021). She is currently working on expanding The Book of Sainted Aunts: The Illustrated Portraits of Mildly Martyred Sinners-Turned-Saints Since Queerdom Come that was published for the 2021 Southeast Asian Queer Cultural Festival. Instagram: @annaonni
is soon to graduate a conjoint degree. Her writing can be found in journals such as Starling, Sweet Mammalian, Mayhem, and Poetry NZ. She is co-founder of the online arts platform Oscen, and enjoys mint chocolate chip ice cream and spending too much time in bookstores.
(Wellington, NZ) recently spent two years as an academic editor in London and is now trying to scrape together a living as a freelance editor in Wellington. Her writing appears in Sport, Turbine, Hue & Cry, and in her first book Magnificent Moon (VUP), which was included in the Listener's Best Books of 2012. Later this year she will be teaching a creative nonfiction course with science writer Rebecca Priestly at Victoria University. Ashleigh curates the ad-hoc project Twitter Poetry Night (@PoetryNightNZ) and blogs at eyelashroaming.com.
is a poet and education lecturer from Wellington. He has recently completed a creative PhD in poetry and theology at the IIML at Victoria University of Wellington, where he held the Claude McCarthy Fellowship. Ben's poems have been published in the UK, the US, Australia and at home in New Zealand.
is a poet based in Wellington.
is a 20 year old student, who lives in Auckland, New Zealand. She is currently completing the final year of her BA in English and Psychology at the University of Auckland.
co-founded and runs two small presses: Titus Books and Atuanui Press.
is an artist, writer, curator and publisher based in Wellington.
was born in 1992 to John and Bronagh Key. For most of his early life his father was away working for Merril Lynch (a wealth management division of Bank of America) and his mother was often sick from a sometimes violent alcohol problem. The job of raising his two younger siblings, Stephie and Max, was placed entirely on Cameron’s shoulders, a job he was not psychologically up for. Cameron was violent and conniving; his behaviour was typically psychopathic. He would one minute be cruel and violent and the next be crying and apologising or acting sincere and sweet. As an adult, Cameron works a cushy job as Director of Media Management for the NZ Police Department. In his spare time he enjoys firing his Chesterfield a48 semi-automatic pistol at the shooting range and writing poetry.
is a queer writer living in Aro Valley, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, with seven other mammals. She runs Food Court Books and We Are Babies Press with her partner Jackson Nieuwland. Her chapbook-length collection ‘Winter Swimmers’ was featured in AUP New Poets 5. She also co-wrote the chapbook BOUND: an ode to falling in love (Compound Press 2014).
(Auckland, NZ) is the author of HIGH-TENSION/FASHION (Greying Ghost, 2017). He received his MFA in poetry from Notre Dame, & his MA in linguistics from Auckland University.
is the author of How to be Dead in a Year of Snakes and HE’S SO MASC. He and Emma Barnes are the co-editors of Out Here: An anthology of Takatāpui and LGBTQIA+ writers from Aotearoa. His third collection, Super Model Minority, will be published by AUP in early 2022.
was the 2019 Emerging Writers Festival fellow at the State Library of Victoria, and will (COVID willing) be a resident at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, New Mexico in 2020. Her manuscript sediment was shortlisted for the 2018 Subbed In chapbook prize, and her debut chapbook pinky swear launched in 2018.
is the author of Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick & Tail of the Taniwha (both Beatnik Publishing). She has held various international writing residencies including the prestigious Fall Residency at the University of Iowa. She describes her work as an ongoing discussion of contemporary urban life with an underlying Pacific politique.
(US/NZ) is a writer & visual artist whose work has appeared in numerous journals, anthologies & galleries. His collection of poetry LOCALS ONLY was published by Compound Press in 2020, and he has previously released two books on Ugly Duckling Presse. He currently lives & works in New Plymouth, pinched between the wild & remote west coast & Mt Taranaki.
(Auckland, NZ) is currently studying at Elam School of Fine Arts.
(NZ/US) plays in a band called Wet Wings, works for the Treasury during the day, and interviews people to collect their stories. He lives in Wellington but will soon move to Berkeley, California.
worked at a single-screen cinema whose owner claimed to have invented tight-arse Tuesdays.
(Mangamahu, NZ) is a poet, writer, and small press publisher (Landroverfarm press). He’s copyleft as well…..
(London, UK) is a UK poet and music producer.
is a poet based in Brooklyn, New York City.
is a 20 year old student at the Univeristy of Auckland, currently finishing his third year of study. His familial roots reach back to both New Zealand and Rarotonga, but they currently bear fruit in the Auckland neighbourhood of Westmere. Eamonn can often be found writing sad poems, bumming himself out in doing so, then rewriting the sad poems till they're funny. This doesn't help with the being bummed out, but it's a great way to pass the time.
is a New Zealand poet, chef, & musician based in Oamaru in the South Island, Te Waipounamu.
is a poet from Ōtepoti. They like queer subtext in teen comedies and not much else. They have had words in: SPORT, Mimicry, Minarets, Mayhem and others. Their debut collection, Eager to Break, was published by Girls On Key Press. This year and next year they will be writer in residence at Villa Sarkia, in Finland. You can find them online @foxfoxxfox and sometimes in real life.
is a poet, short fiction writer and academic editor. Her debut collection of poetry is Over There a Mountain (Mākaro Press, 2018). Her poetry and short fiction have been published in journals and anthologies in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom. In 2012, she won the Divine Muses – NEW VOICES – Emerging Poets Award. She lives in Titirangi with her husband and daughter.
is originally from Nashville, Tennessee, and has been living and writing in Wellington since 2017. You can read more of her poetry and short fiction in Takahē, Mayhem, Turbine│Kapohau, and elsewhere.
is the author of the poetry collection Knocks (Vagabond, 2016), winner of the Noel Rowe Poetry Award, and three chapbooks: Like (Bulky News Press 2015), Australia’s Largest DIY (SOd Press 2016) and The Internet Blue (First Draft 2017). She lives in Sydney.
(Pākehā, they/them) lives and writes in Aro Valley, Pōneke/Wellington. They released their first book this year, I Am In Bed With You and are co-editing an anthology of Takatāpui and LGBTQIA+ writing from Aotearoa with Chris Tse. It is to be released at the end of 2021.
is writing trip reports from through the poetic weeds.
is a recent graduate of the University of Auckland, where she gained a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Music in Jazz.
(US/NZ) is the author of There's No Place Like the Internet in Springtime (VUP, 2018), and he is co-editing a book of climate change poetry from Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific forthcoming from Auckland University Press in 2021. His poems, stories, and criticism have recently been published in places like FENCE, Hobart, Maudlin House, Poetry, Poetry Ireland Review, the TLS, and Western Humanities Review. Originally from New Jersey, he lives in Christchurch, New Zealand.
(tainui / waikato / maungatautari / waikawa / manakau / tararua | mātaatua / whakatāne / pūtauaki | cuan a tuath / guinnich / thames / highgate | takatāpui | they / ia) kaituhi residing on ngāti wairere whenua / they will write until they’re dead
is an artist and writer from Whakatū Nelson. She is the author of the poetry chapbooks La belle dame avec les mains vertes (Compound Press, 2019), and Ginesthoi (hard press, 2017). Her writing has been published in journals including Minarets, Sport, un magazine, and takahē. Evangeline's recent exhibitions include solo shows La belle dame avec les mains vertes (Rm Gallery, 2018) and Look Out, Fred! (Enjoy Public Art Gallery, 2017); her recent group exhibitions include Wax Tablet (Te Tuhi, 2019). She currently lives in New York City, where she is pursuing an MFA at The New School.
issue featuring Evangeline Riddiford Graham, Lee Posna, Alexandra Naughton, Ya-Wen Ho, Mattias Svalina, Bill Nelson, Rebecca Hawkes, Joan Fleming, Klare Lanson, Michelle Dove, Nina Powles, Hana Pera Aoake, Pam Brown, Jackson Nieuwland, Steph Burt, Samantha Stiers, Airini Beautrais, Kate Ingold, Essa Ranapiri, Samuel Carey, Lisa Samuels, Anna Jackson, Amy Brown, Quintan Wikswo, Dan Nash, Sarah Jane Barnett, and Aimee-Jane Anderson-O’Connor.
is a poet, literary translator, editor, and zheng harpist who writes and translates in English, French, Chinese, and occasionally Spanish. The author of four books of poetry: Water the Moon (2010), My Funeral Gondola (2013), and more recently The Ruined Elegance (2016) and Rain in Plural (2020), both from Princeton University Press, Sze-Lorrain has translated more than a dozen volumes of contemporary Chinese-language, French, and American poets, and guest/coedited three anthologies of international literature. She works as an editor at Vif Éditions, an independent press based in Paris. As a zheng harpist, she has performed worldwide. She lives in France.
(fka Claire Duncan, they/she) is a writer/composer/sound designer from Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland. Their writing & sonic work features across disciplines including poetry, contemporary music, film, contemporary art & theatre.
is an occasional writer based in Kirikiriroa, Hamilton.
is a writer & performer in Aotearoa. She has an MA in poetry from the IIML, & her work has appeared in various publications including Sweet Mammalian, Scum, Shabby Doll House, & The Spinoff.
is a writer who straddles living in Auckland and Wellington. He completed an MA in Creative Writing at the IIML, and was a co-editor of Turbine in 2012. His work is featured or forthcoming in the publications Brief, Minarets, Otoliths, Percutio, Turbine, and Sport. His interests include snacks, and power.
—is the author of the Singapore Literature Prize-nominated parsetreeforestfire (Ethos Books, 2019). His other writing can be found in the Asian American Writers Workshop, Asymptote, The Volta, Of Zoos, and the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, and is forthcoming in the Practice, Research and Tangential Activities (PR&TA) open-access journal, and Tilted Axis Press. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Writing at Pratt Institute.
(Ngaati Mahuta, Tainui/Waikato, Ngaati Raukawa) is an artist, writer and editor based in Waikouaiti on stolen Kai Tahu land. They are studying at Maumaus escola des artes, co-edit Kei te pai press and Tupuranga journal and co-host a podcast, KISS ME THRU THE PHONE with Mya Cole (iTaukei). They love eating kaimoana and defacing colonial property.
is a Danish New Zealand poet and journalist.
谢皓光 is a Singaporean poet and the author of hyperlinkage (2013) and Deeds of Light (2015); the latter was shortlisted for the 2016 Singapore Literature Prize. He co-edits the literary journal OF ZOOS, is the consulting editor of poetry.sg, and co-edited UnFree Verse, an anthology of Singaporean poetry in received and nonce forms.
is a poet living in Wellington. She was the 2011 recipient of the Adam Prize.
has lived for more than 20 years in Wellington and Kāpiti. She descends from the Ngāi Tahu tribe in the South Island, and from Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Toa and Te Āti Awa in the North Island. Her new book of poems, waha | mouth, will be published during her 2014 term as writer in residence at Victoria University in Wellington.
is the author of five collections of poetry. Recent poems have been published or are forthcoming in Landfall, Brief, New Zealand Review of Books, Cordite, Southerly, Harvard Review, POETRY, JACKET2, The New York Times, New Humanist, Stand, Agenda, Poetry Wales, Long Poem Magazine and The Fortnightly Review. THE INTAGLIO POEMS was published by Hesterglock Press (2017).
is the author of The Everyday English Dictionary (Paekakariki Press, 2016), Hollywood Starlet (dancing girl press, 2015), Disturbance (Seren, 2013). Her latest, Diaspora, Vol. L, is forthcoming from Paloma Press in 2019. Born in the Philippines and raised in Australia, she lived almost a decade in Wales before moving to New Zealand in 2014. www.ivyalvarez.com
(they/he) is a queer, disabled poet. A member of the writing collective /Stop@BadEndRhymes (stylized /s@ber), they have been published in OF ZOOS, Wyvern Lit, Perverse, Freeze Ray, Cartridge, and several Singaporean anthologies. jackxisg.wordpress.com
(Wellington, NZ) is melting. Soon they will be a puddle on the floor. The puddle will soak through the floorboards and be absorbed by the earth beneath. The earth is very thirsty; it needs all the fluids it can get.
currently resides in Sydney’s Inner West. In 2019 his first book, meditations with passing water, was shortlisted for the QLD Premier’s Award. He is the editor of the sporadically-published online magazine, Marrickville Pause, and recently began a DCA in Writing at WSU.
lives in Seattle, Washington, United States. You can view more of his work online at jamesganas.tumblr.com. He would like to thank you for your sustained attention.
(Auckland, NZ) spent six years studying psychology and education, writing in his spare time. Now working full-time in HR, he continues to write in his spare time. He has also been known to grow rare cross-cultivars of broccoli.
published most recently the books terrain grammar (theenk Books 2018) and Poems: New and Selected (Isobar 2018). Email is welcome at janejoritznakagawa(at)gmail(dot)com.
is a poet, essayist, art critic and doctoral candidate at the University of Otago, where she is researching landscape mythology in contemporary New Zealand art and poetry.
is a poet, researcher and (openly) prison abolitionist teacher of Criminology at the University of Auckland. @thedailymalaise
is the author of two collections of poetry, The Same as Yes (VUP, 2011) and Failed Love Poems (VUP, 2015), and the chapbook Two Dreams in Which Things Are Taken (Duets). Her new collection Dirt is forthcoming. She holds a PhD in ethnopoetics from Monash University, and is the New Zealand/Aotearoa Commissioning Editor for Cordite Poetry Review. She currently lives in Madrid, and in 2020 she will travel to Honduras for the Our Little Roses Poetry Teaching Fellowship.
is a writer and editor of poems and essays. Born in New York to a Malaysian father and South Korean mother, he was raised in Singapore and educated at Cambridge and Yale Universities. He is the author of the poetry collection going home (Landmark, 2022). He has recently been moved by the work of Lucille Clifton, Christian Wiman, and Wong May. He has an abiding interest in faith, identity, and creative expression. More at jonbcy.wordpress.com
lives in Auckland. Her poetry has appeared in Milly Magazine, Turbine | Kapohau, and Starling.
is a writer living in Australia on the land of the Dja Dja Wurrung of the Kulin nation, never ceded. She is Honorary (Fellow) at the School of Culture and Communications, University of Melbourne. A small book of experimental texts THE Ls was published 2019.
is a poet, playwright, reviewer and general scribbler from Ōtepoti. Interests include discount art supplies, post-structuralism and reprimanding the cat for chewing paint brushes.
(Auckland, NZ) is studying Film & Media Studies and English at the University of Auckland. She reads between the lines.
(Aotearoa/New Zealand) was nominated for Best Small Fictions 2019, the Pushcart Prize and has won the Flash Frontier Short Fiction Award. He’s had poetry, haiku, short fiction and visuals published around the globe.
(London, UK) is from Auckland, NZ. She likes seconds.
(New Jersey, USA / NZ) is an American poet living in New Zealand.
uses the intrinsic gift with words his mother said he had to write about the spiritual aspects of Life(Death). He feels connected with the leylines of word & rhyme, & has become the poet he always felt he was. Maturity, insight & understanding... These are the poetic gifts.
is a transnational author of many books of poetry and prose, recently The Long White Cloud of Unknowing (2019). She also works with sound, visual art and film, e.g. Tomorrowland (2017). Her essays and editing focus in theory and poetics and experimental arts, and she lives and teaches in Aotearoa.
is twenty-two, an artist, and a student, living in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Some of their poetry can be found in Starling, and some of their art can be found on their website.
is an Australian writer. He grew up in the Australian Capital Territory on Ngunnawal land and is currently a student at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. His poems have won the Peter Porter Prize and been anthologised in Best Australian Poems.
is an Australian author living in Prague and is the author of the poetry collections East Broadway Rundown (2015), The Rube Goldberg Variations (2015), and Synopticon (with John Kinsella, 2012), as well as numerous novels and critical books, most recently Glasshouse (2018), and Videology (2015).
is the author of three collections of poetry published by Victoria University Press, most recently Bad Things (2017). She is the founder and editor of Starling. Louise lives in Dunedin with her husband and their young son.
is currently based in Dunedin, where she is working on a postgraduate thesis on the poetics of John Cage at the University of Otago. In 2011 she attained an MA with Distinction from the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has published poetry and essays in New Zealand, Ireland and the UK, and her poetry was recently shortlisted for the 2012 Bridport Poetry Prize (UK).
is a writer from New Zealand. She is the author of girl teeth (Hard Press, 2017), & has previously published poetry in Sweet Mammalian (NZ), Deluge (US), Brief (NZ), & Turbine (NZ).
(Wellington, NZ) is an internationally published New Zealand poet, editor, and critic. He co-founded JAAM (Just Another Art Movement) literary magazine from 1995-2005 in Wellington and currently edits the chapbook journal, broadsheet: new new zealand poetry. He is the managing editor/publisher for the small press HeadworX. Many collections of his poetry have appeared (including Gallery, Salt, UK, 2003) and he has edited anthologies, including The NeXt Wave (Gen X New Zealand writing, 1998) and A Tingling Catch: A Century of New Zealand Cricket Poems 1864-2009 (2010). He currently co-organizes the Poetry Archive of New Zealand Aotearoa (PANZA), with Niel Wright and Michael O'Leary.
is a Master of English lit (University of Waikato). His poems have appeared in Mayhem Journal, and BlazeVox. Note – punctuation, grammatical conventions not always complied with
Ph.D. is the author of Later, Knives & Trees; Mirror Inside Coffin; Mantic; Apparition Wren (also a Spanish Edition translated by Mario Domínguez Parra); and several chapbooks. She is the winner of the Tony Quagliano International Poetry Award through the Hawaii Council for the Humanities, Harpur Palate's Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry and The Bitter Oleander’s Frances Locke Memorial Poetry Award. Her poems have been nominated for Pushcart Prize on six occasions. Her poems have appeared in various journals including PANK, The Laurel Review, AGNI, Blackbird, Tampa Review, Typo, Action Yes, Drunken Boat, The Kenyon Review and featured on Verse Daily. Her translations of the poetry of Juana de Ibarbourou (Uruguay, 1892-1979) and Mario Domínguez Parra are available through Poetry Salzburg Review. She teaches online with the Poetry Barn. More on her website.
(Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA) is an undergraduate at Bard College, where she studies poetry and classical studies. She lives in the Hudson River Valley.
(Atlanta, GA, USA) is a poet and scholar, currently studying cybernetics and poetry at Emory University, and living in Atlanta. With his academic work, Michael seeks a cybernetic, phenomenological and ecological understanding of the world, and tries to put it in practice in his poetic work. Michael makes image macros and curates the tumblr, Internet Poetry. Current side projects include ukulele, fermented food and hip-hop dance.
lives in Melbourne. His books include Family Trees (Giramondo, 2020) and the edited Australian tribute, Ashbery Mode (TinFish, 2019).
(Vanuatu / Wellington, NZ) is a New Zealand writer currently based in Vanuatu, where she is working on Pacific development issues.
is known variously for his work as a poet, playwright and fiction writer, and as an editor, critic and dramaturge. His poetry collections Letters And Paragraphs, Fool Moon, Shaggy Magpie Songs were finalists in the New Zealand book awards for poetry. His most recent book Back Before You Know, published by Compound Press, was a finalist in 2020.
is a woman, crossing boundary lines. Love the exploration of concepts & ideas, the languages that express them. Celebrate art in the design of all things creative, mechanical, physical, metaphysical, found in sacred space & its interaction with our secular lives. Believe in these intersections of beauty & geometry. Make change and inspire.
was born in Piha. Her first book Night as Day was published in 2019 by Victoria University Press.
studies English, Economics and Law at the University of Auckland. Her work has previously appeared in Starling, Mayhem, 'Studio Vignettes', and Interesting, and was shortlisted for the 2020 Writers' Cafe 'Best of Auckland' anthology. Nithya has also completed (with distinction) two creative writing courses with the New Zealand Writers' College. When she isn't reading, writing, or pretending to do either, she can be found locating the next new thing to binge on Netflix.
(Auckland, NZ) is a screenwriter, film maker and poet. He hopes to die valiantly saving the Vienna Boy's Choir from the wreckage of a burning tour bus somewhere in the mountains of Tripoli.
(Auckland, NZ) is New Zealand poet who lives in Auckland. His chapbook how to appear to disappear was part of the show New Perspectives (Artspace, 2016), & he is currently establishing Hard Press, a publishing house to represent unconventional writers.
has been writing, collaborating, editing & publishing in diverse modes both locally & internationally for decades now. Her most recent books are Missing up (2015) & Click here for what we do (2018) both published by Vagabond Press. She lives in Sydney on Gadigal land.
is an Australian experimental poet and performer with an interest in conceptual art and cultural theory. Her collection About the Author is Dead is available through Cordite Books and was shortlisted for the 2019 Mary Gilmore Award for best first book of poetry.
is a poet, writer and journalist based in Wellington. His work explores the discourse between history and memory. He enjoys the fact that the word ‘awkward’ is very awkward. He believes that a cup of tea will make even a bleak situation better. He’s facing a year filled with long haul flights, and would gladly receive any recommendations for reading. He once had a poem included in a collection of work by schoolchildren, and it was terrible.
(Pittsburgh, PA, USA) manages Radioactive Moat Press. He holds editorial positions with The Fanzine and Action Books. His writing has appeared in publications including LIT, Smoking Glue Gun, DIAGRAM, Witness, Tarpaulin Sky, H_NGM_N, and others. He is currently a MFA candidate at the University of Notre Dame.
is a poet, children's author, reviewer and anthologist living on Auckland's West Coast.
is a filmmaker, writer and artist based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa. Her debut collection is One Human in Height (Hue & Cry Press, 2013). She was awarded a 2018 SEED Grant (NZWG/NZFC) to develop a feature film, and held a 2019 Emerging Writers Residency at the Michael King Writers Centre.
is a poet who lives in Lyttelton with her child, cat, dog and many spiders in the corners. She is a graduate of Victoria University’s IIML and likes to read poems in bars.
is from a farm near Methven. She writes poems about flesh industries, human beastliness, and irrepressible weeds. Rebecca’s first chapbook ‘Softcore coldsores’ was published in 2019 in AUP New Poets 5. You can find her online at her vanity mirror rebeccahawkesart.com or in publications like Starling, Sport, Scum, and Stasis. She co-edits the journal Sweet Mammalian.
lives & teaches in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. His work has appeared in Mimicry, Starling, elsewhere, & Sponge. His debut chapbook will be published as part of the AUP New Poets in 2020. You can follow him at @rhysfeeneybot
, poet and money manager, lives in Duncan, B.C., Canada. His chapbook of small poems Where the Water Lives was published by Leaf Press in 2012. His poems have appeared also in journals including CV2, Malahat Review, Antigonish Review, Prairie Fire and Ruminate Magazine in the U.S. In 2011 he was shortlisted for the Malahat Open Season Awards in poetry. He also leads poetry workshops in drug and alcohol recovery centres.
is a Plibt.
(Auckland, NZ) is the author of beck: nothing, can be done (PS Malmö, Sweden, 2013), Lullaby for David Mitchell (Forthcoming from Electio Editions, Australia), Temporal Maze Denture (above/ground press, Canada, 2011), A Draft from Birds (&then&then, NZ, 2010), and A Pelt a Shrub a Soil Sample (Neoismist Press, NZ, 2009). His work has appeared in numerous journals, including Turbine, Brief (NZ), Meat Confetti, Reconfigurations, Action Yes (all US), Bad Robot (UK), Dusie (Switzerland), and Cruce (Puerto Rico). He is former reviews editor for the US journal Tarpaulin Sky, and completed a Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Auckland (2011).
(Kai Tahu, Waitaha) is a writer and musician living in Pōneke. She has been published in journals such as Landfall, Starling, Mimicry, and Poetry NZ. Her poem ‘Six Feet For a Single Eight Feet For a Double’ was recently featured in Best New Zealand Poems 2020. Her debut poetry collection, Tōku Pāpā is being released by Victoria University Press in 2021.
writes performance texts & poetry & makes weird internet experiments. They grew up in Singapore and presently live in Brooklyn, NY.
currently lives in Auckland. He is a leading proponent of the Loser Occult. He never uses more 3.4 milligrams of soap per hand wash. He has been published in Minarets and Otoliths.
seems unable to finish a sentence which begins with her full name, and has decided in general not to comment, except to say that she was born in Auckland, NZ, and is currently living in San Francisco. Her work appears in Minarets, and Quiet Lightning (USA). For the customary biographical quirk; her boyfriend would to add that she drives like a spy.
(Melbourne, Australia) is the author of Acid Shottas (The Ledatape Organisation, 2014) and LAN Party Skate Park (Peanut Gallery Press, 2014). He's a member of the band Mattress Grave, and firmly believes that the future of the word, the novel, will be in synthetic telepathy...
(Chalford, Gloucestershire, UK) is originally from Auckland, NZ, but currently resides in England. Can be found online here: staceyteague.tumblr.com
lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her published works include Hotel Ghost, waiting for the end of the world, and Little Fang (Bottlecap Press, 2015-2019). She has work included in Reality Hands, TL;DR, and Cosmonauts Avenue. She is the associate editor at Yes, Poetry. Sometimes, she feels human. stephanievalente.com
(Ruth, MI, USA) is a travelling poet/blogger. His work has been covered by Know Your Meme the New York Times Style Magazine. His online home is livemylief.com
(Chicago, IL, USA / NZ) is an American poet living in New Zealand.
is from Fern Flat, a valley in the far north of New Zealand. She has just finished an arts residency in Salvador, Brazil funded through Unesco and the Instituto Sacatar. She is currently in the mountains of Chapada Diamantina.
is a writer, director, actor, and academic, currently studying at the University of Auckland. Her work has been published most recently in Starling, The Niche, and on NZ Poetry Shelf. She likes abstract art, the Paddington movies, and getting caught in the rain.
is poetry editor of Overland, and the author of the poetry collections Rawshock, which won the Grace Leven Prize for Poetry 2012; Jerilderies; The Bloomin’ Notions of Other & Beau; ILL LIT POP; and, most recently, Where Only the Sky had Hung Before (Vagabond Press 2019). He lives in Sydney on unceded Gadigal land.
is a writer and student at the University of Auckland. They currently live in Titirangi.
is a queer, black playwright, poet and performer from Austin, Texas. Their poetry has appeared in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Underblong, Mr. Ma’am, apt, and Cosmonaut Avenue. Their plays include It’s A Travesty! One Night With Jazzie Mercado, MotherWitch, and Queen of The Night. They earned an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers. You can find more about them at travisltate.com
(Wellington, NZ / Melbourne, Australia) is writer from Wellington, New Zealand, currently hiding in Melbourne, Australia.
is an artist and writer based in Tāmaki Makaurau. Her essays can be found at the Pantograph Punch, and her latest collection of poetry is available in AUP New Poets 6. She can be found lying dead in a ditch called the Internet.
is a writer from Dunedin, New Zealand. He has published three collections of poetry, the most recent being Ambient Terror (2017), & is a member of the Alpha Plan. He works for Otago University Press.
(Connecticut / Illinois, USA) is a CIA agent trying a hand at poetry. It's pretty neat.
(Wellington/Auckland, NZ) has many writing goals; she is learning how to achieve them. Her work has been published in The Deformed, Bravado, JAAM, and Poetry NZ. Her first book of two long poems last edited [inserted time here] is available from the publisher TinFish Press.
is a poet, fiction writer, and editor. He has three poetry collections, One to the Dark Tower Comes (2020), Pretend I’m Not Here (2006), and Secret Manta (2001). A co-editor of Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, he was Festival Director of Singapore Writers Festival from 2015 to 2018.
holds an MFA from the University of Notre Dame, where he worked for Action Books, & an MA from the University of Wyoming. He teaches English in Denver, Colorado and writes for American Microreviews & Interviews.
lives in Auckland. Her first book, Autobiography of a Marguerite, has recently been published by Hue & Cry Press. The footnotes in the work here use found material from novels by Marguerite Duras and Marguerite Yourcenar.