August 13 - 2022

Longlisted for The AUB International Poetry Prize 2022,

offered by the Arts University Bournemouth in the UK,

and judged by Glyn Maxwell.

 

The longlisted poems will be published in the celebratory

anthology to be launched on October 7th at the

Arts University Bournemouth.

~

August 9 - 2022

Longlisted for The Liquid Amber 2022 Poetry Prize in Melbourne,

judged by Anne M. Carson and Rose Lucas.

 

The longlisted poems will appear in Poetry of Encounter:

The Liquid Amber Prize Anthology published by Liquid Amber Press 

in December.

~

August 2 - 2022

Shortlisted for the Heroines/Joyce Parkes Women's Writing Award 2022 

for poetry and short fiction.

 

The winner will be announced on November 6th at the Heroines Festival

in New South Wales, Australia, where the Heroines Anthology Vol. 4,

will launch, published by Neo Perennial Press and edited by 

Sarah Nicholson and Lore White.

 

The shortlisted writers in the Short Fiction category are

Clare Testoni, Wes Lee, and Kyla St Jaye.

~

July 23 - 2022

'Four sonnets' appear in The WEE Book of Sonnets, edited by

Jack Caradoc, and published by Dreich Publishing in Dunfermline,

Fife, Scotland.

~

New writing by Ben Brodie, Paul Brookes, Peter Burrows, Blair Center,

Ravichandra P. Chittampalli, George Colkitto, Seth Crook, Vince Drewer,

Catherine Funson, Ged Groves, Tony Hill, Sally James, Caroline Johnstone,

Wes Lee, Louise Longson, Nina Parmenter, James Penha, Tonnie Richmond,

and Clint Waistling

~

The chapbook can be purchased here.

~

July 7 - 2022

Longlisted for the 2022 Heroines Anthology & 2022 Heroines/Joyce

Parkes Women's Writing Award for poetry and short fiction.

 

Longlisted entries will be published in this year's Heroines Anthology 

Vol. 4, published by Neo Perennial Press in Australia and edited

by Sarah Nicholson and Lore White.

 

The anthology will launch in November at the Heroines Festival.

~

July 1 - 2022

'To Squander Life' appears in Meniscus Volume 10: Issue 1 

at the University of Canberra, edited by Jen Webb and Deb Wain.

 

‘Meniscus is an online literary journal published by the Australasian 

Association of Writing Programs (AAWP). Its aim is to provide a showcase

for the best in contemporary international writing.’

 

The editors and advisory board are based in Australia,

New Zealand and the UK, and welcome submissions from writers

anywhere in the world.

 

‘Meniscus publishes high quality, innovative poetry, short fiction,

and creative essays in English, or in other languages with a

good parallel translation.’

~

June 11 - 2022

'Women's Studies circa 1986' appears in the Irish literary journal 

Southword, edited by Patrick Cotter.

 

'Southword is a literary journal featuring poems, fiction and reviews

and published biannually by the Munster Literature Centre. Southword has

published the likes of Haruki Murakami, Martín Espada, Tess Gallagher,

Medbh McGuckian, Helen Ivory, Philip Gross, James Lasdun, Brian Turner, 

Kim Addonizio, Billy Collins, Colm Toibín and Vona Groarke.'

 

Southword is available in bookstores throughout Ireland

or can be purchased online.

~

May 23 - 2022

Accepted for publication in NOON: Journal of the Short Poem, Issue 21, 

in Tokyo, edited by Philip Rowland.

 

Issue 21 will launch in the Tokyo summer.

~

April 30 - 2022

Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2022 reviewed on NZ Poetry Shelf 

by Paula Green.

~

Featured poet: Wes Lee... 'The poems walk on a precarious edge of living.

They scratch and lash, they tilt you as read. You body surf on currents

of memory, trauma, the personal.' — Paula Green

~

April 8 - 2022

Shortlisted for The NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize 2022.

 

The shortlisted writers are: Philippa Werry, Rachel Fenton,

Wes Lee, Jacqueline Owens, and Murray Edmond.

~

'The NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize celebrates the life

and work of the writer Laura Solomon. The prize is judged

within the criteria set by Laura Solomon for new writing

with a 'unique and original vision.'

~

5 manuscripts have been selected for the shortlist by Tina Shaw 

and Gigi Fenster.

~

The five shortlisted entries will now go to the final judging panel 

(the panel consists of Tina Shaw, a representative from Cuba Press 

and a representative from the Solomon family). 

~

The winner will be announced in June.

~

March 31 - 2022

'The Terrific Beating of My Heart' appears in Best New Zealand Poems 2021 

selected by Kate Camp.

~

Featuring poems by Fleur Adcock, Nick Ascroft, Serie Barford, Emma Barnes,

Nikki-Lee Birdsey, Danny Bultitude, Sam Duckor-Jones, Alison Glenny, Gus

Goldsack, Tim Grgec, Dinah Hawken, Lily Holloway, Ash Davida Jane, Pippi

Jean, Anne Kennedy, Wes Lee, Mary Macpherson, Alice Miller, Joanna Preston,

Harry Ricketts, Tim Saunders, Ruby Solly, Tim Upperton, Bryan Walpert,

and John Weir.

~

'The Terrific Beating of My Heart ... A perfect miniature.'

— Kate Camp

 

'Ōrongohau: Best New Zealand Poems is published annually by the International 

Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University in Wellington, and aims to 

introduce readers — especially internationally — to leading contemporary New 

Zealand poets. Each year we publish 25 poems from recent literary magazines and 

poetry collections, where possible including notes about and by the poet, as 

well as links to related publishing and literary websites. ' — Chris Price

~

March 30 - 2022

'What Remains' appears in We’re All In It Together: Poems

for a DisUnited Kingdom, launched at the Huddersfield Literature

Festival

~

Edited by Michael Stewart, Steve Ely & Kayleigh Campbell,

the anthology is published by Grist Books at the University

of Huddersfield.

 

Featuring new poems from: Joelle Taylor, Safia Khan, Ashley

Hickson-Lovence, Natalie Holborow, Rory Waterman, Ian Duhig,

Jo Clement, Ben Willems, Gaia Holmes, Kirsten MacGillivray,

Gerry Cambridge, Alberto Fernandez Carbajal, Andrew Owen,

Anne Caldwell, Ben Banyard, Atar Hadari, Betsie Flynn, Safia Khan,

Pàdraig MacAoidh, Peter Mackay, Bob Beagrie, Jim Greenhalf,

Cathy Bryant, Charlotte Murray, Dave Wakely, Gary Allen,

Michael Stewart, Georgia Hilton, Geraldine Clarkson, Glyn Edwards,

Gregory Woods, Jack Faricy, Jennifer Johnson, Joe Allen,

John Newsham, Kerry Featherstone, Steve Ely, Kevin Higgins,

Mark Connors, Nick Allen, Penny Blackburn, Robin Gurney,

Sharon Philips, Simon Mansfield, William Thirsk-Gaskell, Wes Lee,

Fay Chambers, Mia Rayson Regan, Sam Higson-Blythe, Matt Hill,

Rosalind York, Kayleigh Campbell, Aamina Khan, Suna Afshan

~

The anthology willl be available to purchase in independent 

bookshops throughout the UK. And online at Fox Lane Books.

 ~

March 22 - 2022

Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2022, reviewed by Erica Stretton

in Kete: New books from Aotearoa.

 

'This edition's featured poet, Wes Lee, shows the reader many worlds

nestled in her 21 pieces ... She unflinchingly uses words as a scalpel

to eviscerate "low-key, incidental, domestic" incidents, exposing their

bloodied internals ... Her poems explore many facets of the human condition

but I was most drawn to those focused intently on the body, mesmerised

by the razor-sharp attention to detail.' — Erica Stretton

~

March 14 - 2022

Featured poet in the Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2022, edited by

Tracey Slaughter and launched by Massey University Press.

~

'The packed issue #56 features 130 new poems — including by this year’s

featured poet, Wes Lee, and by David Eggleton, Janet Newman, Amber Esau,

Elizabeth Morton, Aimee-Jane Anderson-O’Connor, Alistair Paterson,

essa may ranapiri, Nikki-Lee Birdsey, Iain Britton, Jordan Hamel,

Jack Ross, Dominic Hoey, Owen Bullock, Semira Davis, Rata Gordon,

Adrienne Jansen, Olivia Macassey, Vaughan Rapatahana, and Kerrin P Sharpe'

— Massey University Press

~

'A Wes Lee poem is a detonation — you don’t come away from it untouched.

Readers may already be aware of her fierce, indelible, unflinching writing,

as Wes has been publishing searing work for a number of years, both here

and overseas — these poems are yet more call to get excited about one of

Aotearoa’s most distinctive, hard-hitting voices.' — Tracey Slaughter

~

The Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2022 is available in bookstores throughout

New Zealand and can be purchased direct from Massey University Press.

~

February 22 - 2022

'A sugarsticky girl' appears in Breach of all Size: Small stories

on Ulysses, love and Venice, edited by Michelle Elvy and Marco Sanzogni,

published by The Cuba Press, in Wellington.

 

'Thirty-six Aotearoa writers were asked to write love stories

set in Venice and inspired by words from James Joyce's Ulysses.'

~ 

Featuring new writing from: Anita Arlov, Ben Brown, Diane Brown,

Gina Cole, Rijula Das, Lynley Edmeades, Alison Glenny, Trish Gribben,

Jordan Hamel, Jenna Heller, Lloyd Jones, Anne Kennedy, Erik Kennedy,

Fiona Kidman, Kerry Lane, Wes Lee, Renee Liang, Emer Lyons,

Becky Manawatu, S J Mannion, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Paula Morris,

Emma Neale, James Norcliffe, Karen Phillips, Patrick Pink, Sudha Rao,

Renée, Harry Ricketts, Jack Ross, Tracey Slaughter, Apirana Taylor,

Catherine Trundle, Hester Ullyart, Ian Wedde, Sophia Wilson. 

 

The book will be launched on June 16 at Unity Books in Wellington,

and is available to purchase in independent bookstores and direct

from The Cuba Press.

~

February 14 - 2022

Accepted for publication in 'You Again: A Book of Love-Hate

Stories' edited by Kirsten Irving and Jon Stone, and published

by Sidekick books in the UK.

 

'Sidekick books is an award winning publisher of hybrid and

experimental multi-author treasuries and pamphlets. Our books

have been nominated for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work

in Poetry, been featured in The Guardian and BBC Wildlife Magazine,

and won the Sabouteur Award for Best Collaboration. We believe

the most interesting place to start is at the edges, on the

borders between things.'

~

'You Again: A Book of Love-Hate Stories' will be launched as

part of the Hipflask Series in April.

~

February 3 - 2022

Accepted for publication in the Irish literary journal Southword.

 

'Southword is a literary journal featuring poems, fiction and

reviews and published biannually by the Munster Literature Centre.

Southword has published the likes of Haruki Murakami, Martín Espada,

Tess Gallagher, Medbh McGuckian, Helen Ivory, Philip Gross, James

Lasdun, Brian Turner, Kim Addonizio, Billy Collins, Colm Toibín 

and Vona Groarke.'

 

Southword 42 will be launched in the Irish spring.

~

January 27 - 2022

Accepted for publication in 'The WEE Book of Sonnets'

published by Dreich Publishing in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland.

 

The chapbook will be launched later this year.

~

January 20 - 2022

'After the Funeral: Three Paperweights' appears in issue 15

of Skylight 47, edited by Bernie Crawford, Nicki Griffin,

Ruth Quinlan, and launched by poet and playwright Deirdre Hines

at Over The Edge's Open Reading to celebrate their 19th birthday.

 

Skylight 47 was established in 2013 and appears in a newspaper

format twice a year in Galway, Ireland.

~

January 7 - 2022

Acepted for publication in ‘We’re All In It Together:

Poems for a DisUnited Kingdom’, published by Grist Books

at the University of Huddersfield.

 

The anthology will be launched on March 30 at the Huddersfield

Literature Festival. 

There will be a short tour of the book at various venues

across the UK.

~

 December 10 - 2021

'The Terrific Beating of My Heart' & 'Here' appear in Mayhem,

Issue 9, guest edited by Stephanie Christie and Mark Prisco 

at the University of Waikato.

 

Mayhem can be purchased in independent bookshops or direct

from the Mayhem website.

~

December 9 - 2021

'To the Middle Child Who Died' appears in the 2021 edition of 

Turbine | Kapohau, edited by Zoe Higgins, Joe Parker, and Charlotte Doyle.

 

Featuring new poetry from Jane Aitchison, Jane Arthur, Rebecca Ball,

Danny Bultitude, Cadence Chung, Leah Dodd, David Eggleton, Janis

Freegard, Miriama Gemmell, Jordan Hamel, Rebecca Hawkes, Bronte Heron,

Amanda Joshua, Erik Kennedy, Grace Lee, Wes Lee, Jiaqiao Liu, Michael

McLane, Jo Mc Neice, Claire Orchard, Anna Reed, Harry Ricketts,

Sylvan Spring, Rachel Trow, Feana Tu'akoi, Tim Wilson, Dani Yourukova

 

Turbine | Kapohau is the online literary jounal published by

the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria

University in Wellington.

~

December 1 - 2021

'Cicadas' appears in Up Flynn Road, across Cook Strait, through

the Magellanic Cloud. A New Zealand anthology of poetry on the theme 

of travel, edited by Norman P. Franke.

 

"These poems travel through places of wound and asylum, solace

and camouflage, whakapapa and grief, through places of reef

and yesterday, wreck and tide. Everywhere they go they draw

the stations of our human search in glistening fallen detail." 

— Tracey Slaughter

~

The anthology can be purchased through Poppies bookshop, Hamilton.

~

November 25 - 2021

'A girl dies each night on TV' appears in Not Very Quiet: 2017-2021

edited by Moya Pacey and Sandra Renew, published by Recent Work Press

in Canberra.

 

Featuring poetry from: Cassandra Atherton, Oakley Ayden, Magdalena

Ball, J V Birch, Wendy BooydeGraaff, Emily Bourke, Devika Brendon,

Michelle Brock, Lisa Brockwell, Denise Burton, Monica Carroll, Anne

Casey, Jhilam Chattaraj, Eileen Chong, Emilie Collyer, Jennifer Compton,

PS Cottier, MTC Cronin, Jan Dean, Tricia Dearborn, Sally Denshire,

Moyra Donaldson, Jane Downing, Natasha Dust, Eugenie Edquist, Anne

Elvey, Diane Fahey, Amelia Fielden, Ellie Fisher, Anna Forsyth, Jane

Frank, Irina Frolova, Kathryn Fry, Sophie Furlong Tighe, Allison Goldstein,

Hazel Hall, Kristin Hannaford, Michelle Hartman, Dominique Hecq, Gail

Hennessy, Jill Jones, Michaela Keeble, Kathy Kituai, Kimberly Lambright,

Robyn Lance, Penelope Layland, Nellie Le Beau, Wes Lee, Rosanna Licari,

Miriam Wei Wei Lo, LindaAnn LoSchiavo, Kate Lumley, Julie Maclean,

Jacqui Malins, Sameeya Maqbool, Jennifer Kemarre Martiniello, Victoria

McGrath, Kate Miller, Rosalind Moran, Lizz Murphy, K A Nelson, Gemma

Nethercote Way, Nadia Niaz, jenni nixon, Jilly O’Brien, Denise O’Hagan,

Rosa O’Kane, Moya Pacey, Christine Paice, Anita Patel, Yvonne G Patterson,

Sue Peachey, Meredith Pitt, Vanessa Proctor, Donna Pucciani, KA Rees,

Sandra Renew, Sarah Rice, Marka Rifat, Danielle Rose, Michele Seminara,

Ellen Shelley, Melinda Smith, Abeir Soukieh, Gerry Stewart, Sarah St

Vincent Welch, Carmel Summers, Robyn Sykes, Lesley Synge, Gillian Telford,

Helen Thurloe, Catherine Trundle, Anna Veprinska, Maggie Wang, Susan

Wardell, Jen Webb, Irene Wilkie, Sophia Wilson, Jena Woodhouse. 

 

Not Very Quiet is available in independent bookstores in Australia

and can be purchased direct from Recent Works Press.

~

November 20 - 2021

'A book is beauty: a book is a shelf, a wall, a home', appears in 

'More than a roof: Housing, in poems and prose', edited by Adrienne Jansen,

Joan Begg, Rebecca Chester, Wesley Hollis, Roman Ratcliff, and launched

in Wellington at the Wesley Hall in Taranaki Street, by Landing Press.

 

'A house, a home, to be homeless, to be at home in the world…

I guarantee you’ll be moved by the stories in this collection, lavish

in its multiplicity of voices. It’s beautiful and heart-warming,

and at times it will move you to tears. A wonderful read.' 

– Bernadette Hall

 

'Each poem lets us in to a personal viewpoint and narrative that

gently and inevitably leads to a self-reflection of what makes up our

own home. A welcome respite to the endless editorials on the housing crisis

and who is to blame.' – Vic Crockford and David Zussman,

Community Housing Aotearoa

 

'More than a roof: Housing, in poems and prose', is available in

independent bookstores and direct from Landing Press.

~

November 19 - 2021

Accepted for publication in the 2021 edition of Turbine | Kapohau 

the online jounal published by the International Institute of Modern

Letters at Victoria University in Wellington.

 

'Turbine | Kapohau is an online literary journal published annually 

since 2001.'

 

The 2021 issue of Turbine will launch in early December.

~

November 15 - 2021

Shortlisted for the 2021 Takahē Monica Taylor Poetry Prize

judged by John Allison. 

The 2021 Takahē Monica Taylor Poetry Prize is offered by 

Takahē magazine.

 

Founded in Christchurch in 1989, Takahē magazine publishes

short stories, poetry and art, as well as essays, interviews,

and book reviews.

~

November 1 - 2021

'University' appears in Landfall 242 edited by Lynley Edmeades.

 

Landfall 242 features new poetry from: Ruth Arnison, Wanda Barker,

Owen Bullock, Nathaniel Calhoun, Medb Charleton, Ruth Corkill,

Molly Crighton, Mark Edgecombe, David Eggleton, Summer Gooding,

Michael Hall, Trevor Hayes, Jenna Heller, Bronte Heron, Hayley

Rata Heyes, Zoë Higgins, Lily Holloway, Erik Kennedy, Megan

Kitching, Wes Lee, Mary Macpherson, Frankie McMillan, Vana Manasiadis,

Cilla McQueen, Rebecca Nash, Janet Newman, Claire Orchard,

Robyn Maree Pickens, Hayden Pyke, Derek Schulz, Antonia Smith,

Elizabeth Smither, Nicola Thorstensen, Richard von Sturmer,

Sophia Wilson, E Wen Wong, Sebastien Woolf, Nicholas Wright.

 

'Landfall is New Zealand’s foremost and longest running arts and

literary journal. Published by Otago University Press, it showcases

new fiction, poetry, essays and cultural commentary.' 

— Otago University Press

 

Landfall 242 is available in independent bookshops and direct from 

Otago University Press.

~

October 28 - 2021

Accepted for publication in Mayhem, Issue 9, guest edited by 

Stephanie Christie and Mark Prisco at the University of Waikato.

 

Mayhem, Issue 9, will launch in November.

~

October 9 - 2021

'Objects' appears in Abridged 0 — 78: Judgement, edited by Gregory

McCartney and Susanna Galbraith, in Northern Ireland.

 

Featuring new work from: Skye Loneragan, Daniel Szalai, Michelle

Dennehy, Louis Heilbronn, Gerard Beirne, Jefferson Caine Lankford,

Howard Wright, Elena Helfrecht, Gerald Dawe, Alan Silvester, Mark

Russell, Natalia Kepesz, David Hay, Louie Palu, Wes Lee, Price

Harrison, Julie Hogg, Piotr Zwarycz, Aoife Mannix, Martin Toft,

Ruth Annett, Synchrodogs, Fernando Smith, Manon Ouimet, Kelli Allen,

Enda Burke, Kitty Donnelly, Eoin Rogers, Liam Campbell, Bern Bulter,

John Baucher, Miguel Cullen, Ann Leahy, Edward Lee, Joanna Grant,

Paola Bernardelli, Charlie Baylis, and Conor McFeely.

~

October 7 - 2021

Longlisted for the 2021 Takahē Monica Taylor Poetry Prize judged by 

John Allison. 

The 2021 Takahē Monica Taylor Poetry Prize is offered by Takahē magazine.

 

Founded in Christchurch in 1989, Takahē magazine publishes short stories,

poetry and art, as well as essays, interviews, and book reviews.

~

September 27 - 2021

Accepted for publication in Landfall 242. Selected by the

new editor Lynley Edmeades.

 

'Landfall is New Zealand’s foremost and longest running

arts and literary journal. Published by Otago University

Press, it showcases new fiction, poetry, essays and cultural

commentary.' — Otago University Press

 

Landfall 242 will launch in November.

~

September 13 - 2021

'Weighted' & 'Nothing Ironic' appear in Fresh Ink:

A Collection Of Voices From Aotearoa New Zealand 2021,

edited by Bronwyn Calder, and published by Cloud Ink Press

in Auckland.

 

'Fresh Ink: A Collection Of Voices From Aotearoa New Zealand

2021 presents the varied voices of New Zealand writers

as they respond to the experience of Covid-19 that has

touched us all in some way. Established and award-winning

authors sit alongside some lively 'fresh ink' from previously

unpublished voices. The third in this popular series.'

 

Featuring new writing fromCrispin Anderlini,

Tom Baragwanath, Bronwyn Calder, Brent Cantwell,

Janet Charman, Alastair Clarke, Lilla Csorgo,

Michelle Elvy, Kim Fulton, Nicholas Fairclough,

Norman Franke, Michael Giacon, Pamela Gordon,

Michael Gould, Siobhan Harvey, Trevor Hayes,

Thalia Henry, Lily Holloway, Peta Hudson,

Amanda Hurley, Adrienne Jansen, Stacey Kokaua,

Wes Lee, Helen McNeil, Jenni Mandeno, Zoë Meager,

Khadro Mohamed, Keith Nunes, Gerard O’Brien,

Jackson C. Payne, Kirsty Powell, Jenny Purchase,

Pepper Raccoon, Vaughan Rapatahana, Jess Richards,

Dougal Rillstone, Ruth Russ, Comfrey Sanders,

Sarah Scott, Taarn Scott, Ila Selwyn, Erica Stretton,

Miliama Tapusoa, Kirsteen Ure, Sophia Wilson

and Pippi Woolston.

 

“Hopeful, heart-breaking, and sometimes humorous,

the stories and poems in Fresh Ink 2021 explore

and expose the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on

individuals, communities, and across the world.

The writing is shining and beautiful, the threads

of meaning run deep, and we are reminded of the

challenges faced, the losses, the discoveries,

and of the way we are all connected.” — Sue Emms

~

September 10 - 2021

Accepted for publication in Abridged 0 — 78: Judgement,

edited by Gregory McCartney and Susanna Galbraith

in Northern Ireland.

  

'Abridged aims to publish and exhibit contemporary/

experimental poetry plus contemporary art. We encourage

poets/artists to investigate the articulation of 

‘Abridged’ themes. These themes focus on contemporary

concerns in a rapidly changing society. We are offering

an alternative and complete integration of poetry, art

and design. We experiment continually. We also stray

into the exhibition format producing contemporary,

innovative and challenging work accompanied by a free

publication.'

 

Abridged 0 — 78: Judgement will launch in late September.

 

Abridged is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

~

August 27 - 2021

'Airbnb Weekend' appears in Fast Fibres Poetry 8, launched

as part of Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day.

 

Fast Fibres Poetry Collective's eighth collection is edited by 

Piet Nieuwland & Olivia Macassey.

 

The collection is available to purchase through the Fast Fibres 

Poetry Collective.

~

July 2 - 2021

'New Year: Discharged' appears in Poetry and Covid, an Arts

and Humanities Research Council funded project, aiming to share

poems and spark discussion around poetry and pandemics, edited

by Anthony Caleshu and Rory Waterman at the University of

Plymouth and Nottingham Trent University.

~

May 16 - 2021

'And I Suppose Poems Could Be Miniature Rooms (each time you begin

with the hope of creation)' appears in Landfall 241 edited

by Emma Neale.

 

Landfall 241 features new poetry by: Tom Weston, Joy Tong, Rowan Taigel,

Tim Saunders, Chris Price, Joanna Preston, Claire Orchard, James McNaughton,

Ria Masae, Talia Marshall, Bill Manhire, Wes Lee, Wen-Juenn Lee, Brent

Kininmont, Erik Kennedy, Claudia Jardine, Lily Holloway, Chris Holdaway,

Michael Harlow, Trisha Hanifin, Jordan Hamel, Alison Glenny, Ben Egerton,

Alison Denham, Mary Cresswell, Ruth Corkill, Cadence Chung, Stephanie Burt,

Owen Bullock, Diana Bridge, Peter Belton, David Beach, Rebecca Ball, Philip

Armstrong, Joanna Aitchison.

 

'Landfall is New Zealand’s foremost and longest running arts and literary 

journal. Published by Otago University Press, it showcases new fiction,

poetry, essays and cultural commentary.'

 

Landfall 241 is available in independent bookshops and direct from 

Otago University Press.

~

May 15 - 2021

'New Year: Discharged' appears in Love In The Time Of Covid: A Chronicle

of a Pandemic, edited by Witi Ihimaera & Michelle Elvy.

 

'The project's aim is to offer an unprecedented opportunity for voices

all over the world to share, in quality fiction and non-fiction, poetry

and dialogue, art and music and more, the collective experiences of the

international community during COVID.' — Witi Ihimaera & Michelle Elvy

~

April 23 - 2021

'I had never seen you so open' appears in 'Ten poems about

clouds', edited by Paula Green on NZ Poetry Shelf.

 

Poems by: Bill Manhire, Jane Arthur, Morgan Bach, Tayi Tibble,

Johanna Aitchison, Tusiata Avia, Wes Lee, Helen Jacobs,

E Wen Wong, and Amy Brown.

~

April 9 - 2021

Shortlisted for The Inaugural NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press

Prize 2021.

~

The shortlisted writers are: Joanna Aitchison, Tom Baragwanath,

James Norcliffe, Lizzie Harwood, and Wes Lee.

~

'The NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize is an exciting new prize

which celebrates the life and work of the writer Laura Solomon.

The prize is judged within the criteria set by Laura Solomon

for new writing with a 'unique and original vision.'

~

There were 89 applications for the prize, 5 manuscripts have been

selected for the shortlist by the judging panel of Tina Shaw 

and Ruby Porter.

~

We saw an inspiring range of work in the applications and a range

that explored many different genres and themes. It is exciting

to see such creativity is alive and well in Aotearoa's

writing scene.’ — Tina Shaw & Ruby Porter

~

The five shortlisted entries will now go to the final judging panel

(the panel consists of Tina Shaw, a representative from Cuba Press

and a representative from the Solomon family). 

~

The winner will be announced at the beginning of May.

~

March 18 - 2021

Accepted for publication in Landfall 241, edited by Emma Neale.

 

'Landfall is New Zealand’s foremost and longest running arts and

literary journal. Published by Otago University Press, it showcases

new fiction, poetry, essays and cultural commentary.'

— Otago University Press

 

Landfall 241 will launch in May.

~

March 13 - 2021

Accepted for publication in Fresh Ink: A Collection Of Voices

In Aotearoa 2021, published by Cloud Ink Press in Auckland.

 

'The year 2020 has been – among many significant experiences –

the year of the Coronavirus. What are we as both individuals

and as collective society to make of the wider and deeper effects,

beyond the health crisis itself? How can writers and storytellers,

across multiple forms, address the human aspects of the Covid-19 crisis,

its effects, both personal and societal, and its legacy?

Can we make sense of this traumatic experience through the creative use

of language, characterisation, and images?' — Cloud Ink Press

 

The collection will launch in September.

~

March 11 - 2021

'Again' appears in the Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2021, edited by

Tracey Slaughter, and launched at Poppies Bookshop, Hamilton,

on March 11 by Massey University Press. 

 

'The packed Issue #55 features 180 new poems — including by this

year's featured poet, Aimee-Jane Anderson-O'Connor and by John Allison,

Stephanie Christie, Michele Leggott, Wes Lee, Elizabeth Morton,

David Eggleton, Bob Orr and Kiri Piahana-Wong — and essays and extensive

reviews of new poetry collections.' — Massey University Press

 

Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2021 can be purchased from Whitcoulls 

and independent bookstores around New Zealand, or direct

from Massey University Press.

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March 11 - 2021

'By the Lapels' is reviewed by Elizabeth Morton in the Poetry New Zealand

Yearbook 2021, edited by Tracey Slaughter, and launched at Poppies

Bookshop, Hamilton, on March 11 by Massey University Press.

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'This is poetry that is emphatic in its capacity to endure. It is the song

playing on the car wireless, which greets the first-responders at the scene

of a crash. It is witness and black-box . . . Wes Lee's collection strips

sentiment right down to its agonised nerves. It is the brutal, beautiful

crash-landing into the world, the terror of a newsfeed, the animal who has

'seen too much: imprinted / on her retinas' . . . Pain is something to carry,

and Lee carries it elegantly, and with fierce instinct. The determination

is dogged, vital, and excruciating . . . In a literary scene increasingly

fronted by the gaudy and the cynical, these words quake the pages with

their truth.' — Elizabeth Morton

 

Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2021 can be purchased from Whitcoulls 

and independent bookstores around New Zealand, or direct

from Massey University Press.

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