To be honest, I had always seen myself writing. One day. One day when I had more time. One day when things calmer. One day when I had something important to say. Then a day came when someone inspired to put pen to paper for them. They are very precious and special to me, andContinue reading “Book Launch Extravaganza”
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I’ve had a tonne of career advice over the years – be the first one into the office and the last to leave; work hard, do not complain; don’t wear that; just be yourself; stop being so…like yourself, try to fit in; do this course/get that qualification; put yourself forward; don’t be pushy; and… “youContinue reading “Career Advice”
Saturday morning musings
It always surprises me that is is so easy to chew through time when your running around doing chores. For some reason, the usually quiet street is full of vintage cars, their drivers setting a snail’s pace in the hope their car-baby catches the eye and admiration of a total stranger. I guess they areContinue reading “Saturday morning musings”
Not much of an introduction today, just going to dive right in… Dilution I am naturopathy in action- Heavily diluted but clinging to the hope Of self-efficacy. My words vibrate, resonating. Or not. Like water falling That remembers its eternity of history.
The villain that is the villanelle
I found this particular poem form one night after I’d given up counting sheep and went down the rabbit hole of late night googling! The villanelle is a highly structured poem of French origins. In poetry speak, it’s made up of five tercets followed by a quatrain, and for an added degree of difficulty –Continue reading “The villain that is the villanelle”
This poem was inspired on a Number 2 bus to Haitaitai. It is dedicated to all the summer-loving people who suffer greatly when the winter descends. Autumnal Delirium “People are getting sick! Are you getting sick?” I’ve met people this week who are getting sick. Getting sick because of the cold, And the rain. TheContinue reading “Autumnal Delirium”
Resting Bitch Face
Even though I am in full ‘prepare for the launch‘ mode, new works are managing to percolate to the surface. This is a list poem, I didn’t mean to write it. It just happened due to aggravating factors such as the patriarchy. For example, the trainer held up an A5 sized booklet and described itContinue reading “Resting Bitch Face”
Harbour is now in stock!
Yes, that’s right beautiful people…my first book exists in real life. I am busy planning a launch event – details will be released shortly. In the meantime, here is a small taste of the works in the book. It was inspired during a train trip to Wellington on a glorious summer morning when the seagullsContinue reading “Harbour is now in stock!”
Where is the book?
That is a great question. It is on it’s way. I am waiting for the delivery any day now. In the meantime I have been writing new material, and challenging myself to be more deliberative and conscious of form and structure. This is quite different to my usual style, which would be best described asContinue reading “Where is the book?”
The book preview event
On Friday 29 January 2021 I held a preview event for my book Harbour. My recollections of the night are a mixed bag – feeling blessed that some many people chose to attend; terrified they would be disappointed; excited that the reality of releasing a book was inching closer. Massive thank yous to my MCContinue reading “The book preview event”