December 1 - 2023
Shortlisted for The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, in the UK.
'The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that celebrates excellence
in Poetry and Short Fiction. Hosted by the international art and culture publication, Aesthetica Magazine.'
The shortlisted and winning pieces appear in The Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2024, an
international showcase of new poetry and short fiction.
'The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award champions exceptional literary talent from across the globe.
The short fiction and poetry included in this anthology takes the temperature of society as we know it today
and demonstrates the strength and resilience of the human spirit.'
or throughout independant bookstores in the UK.
November 27 - 2023
The Kathleen Grattan Poetry Award ($10,000) is offered by Otago University Press and is New Zealand's
foremost award for an original book-length collection of poems by a New Zealand or South Pacific
permanent resident or citizen.
The collections shortlisted by Anne Kennedy for the 2023 Kathleen Grattan Poetry Award were:
Song of the Vowels by Brian Flaherty; A Year of Seasons by Saradha Koirala; Wearing Today by Wes Lee;
and Blue Hour by Jo McNeice.
The winner is Jo McNeice for Blue Hour.
The biennial award attracted 88 manuscripts this year.
November 27 - 2023
Landfall 246 announces the winner and shortlisted entries in the Kathleen Grattan Poetry Award 2023.
The judges report appears in Landfall 246.
'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 246 is available in independent bookshops and direct from Otago University Press.
November 26 - 2023
'Two Poems' appear in Meniscus Volume 11: Issue 2 at the University of Canberra, edited
by Jen Webb and Ginna Brock.
‘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.’
November 25 - 2023
'i. core', appears in fourW thirty-four, the annual anthology of new writing, edited by David Gilbey
and launched at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery on November 25th, and in Sydney on December 2nd
at the Academy of Interactive Technology.
FourW is published by the Booranga Writers Centre at Charles Sturt University in New South Wales,
November 22 - 2023
'amphitheatre' appears in 'a liminal gathering' published by Elixir & Star Press and edited by
Iona Winter. The launch will take place on November 22 at the University Book Shop, Dunedin,
and The Women's Bookshop, in Auckland, on November 24.
October 27 - 2023
Two poems appear in NOON: Journal of the Short Poem, Issue 24, edited by Philip Rowland,
and launched in Tokyo.
October 21 - 2023
Two poems longlisted for the University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize
by the judges, Mani Rao and Tony Barnstone.
‘The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize (AUD $15,000) has been offered
annually since 2014.'
The winners will be announced in November.
August 29 - 2023
The poem originally appeared in the print issue of the journal: issue #8: spring summer 2019.
Banshee is an Irish literary journal published biannually. Edited by Laura Cassidy, Claire Hennessy,
and Eimear Ryan, it features short stories, flash fiction, poetry, personal essays and interviews.
August 25 - 2023
Commended in the POETS ON THE WRITERS WALK competition for Phantom Billstickers
National Poetry Day 2023.
POETS ON THE WRITERS WALK celebrates the poets and poems featured in, and inspired by, Wellington
Hosted by Tracy Farr, the salon will take place on August 25 at the City Gallery Wellington.
August 17 - 2023
'Botanical' appears in Fast Fibres Poetry 10, launched as part of Phantom Billstickers National
Poetry Day at ONEONESIX Bank Street Whangarei on Thursday 17 August at 5pm.
Fast Fibres Poetry Collective's tenth collection is edited by Piet Nieuwland & Olivia Macassey.
July 24 - 2023
Shortlisted for the Poetry London Pamphlet Prize, judged by Jay Bernard.
30 pamphlets have been shortlisted for the inugural prize selected from a pool of several hundred
pamphlet entries worldwide.
The winning pamphlet will be published by Poetry London's new imprint Poetry London Editions.
The winner will invited to launch their pamphlet at Poetry London's Autumn 2023 Readings
at the Southbank Centre as part of the London Literature Festival.
Jay Bernard, FRSL, is a British writer, artist, film programmer, and activist from London.
Bernard’s Surge, published by Chatto & Windus, won the Ted Hughes Award (2017) and
The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award (2020), and was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize
(2019), Costa Poetry Award (2019), Dylan Thomas Prize (2020), and the RSL Ondaatje Prize (2020).
'Its eclectic international editorial vision makes Poetry London one of the very best, essential poetry
magazines in English.' — Steve Berg, Editor, American Poetry Review
The winner will be announced at the end of August.
July 12 - 2023
of Western Australia, and launched by Tony Hughes-d'Aeth.
'This issue of Westerly includes a range of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and essays,
in addition to the 2023 Randolph Stow Memorial Lecture. Contributors to Westerly 68.1 include
Charmaine Papertalk Green, Ouyang Yu, John Kinsella, Jumaana Abdu, Stephen Muecke, Andrew
Sutherland, Brenda Saunders, DeWitt Henry, Michael Farrell, Wes Lee, Alan Fyfe, Gemma Nethercote Way,
Luisa Mitchell, Bryant Apolonio, Kate North, Ellen Shelley, Sampurna Chattarji, Jo Langdon,
Luoyang Chen, Julie Watts, Tiffany Ko, Christopher Konrad, Cass Lynch, Rachel Robertson,
Helena Kadmos, Jo Pollitt, Coral Carter, Suzanne Hermanoczki, Petra White, Kathryn Hummel,
Madeleine Dale and many others.'
Westerly 68.1 is available to purchase in independant bookstores across Australia and on
the Westerly website.
July 2 - 2023
'Daybreak' appears in Abridged 0-94 Severin, 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.'
June 19 - 2023
Accepted for publication in Westerly 68.1, at the Westerly Centre, University of Western Australia.
'Publishing since 1956, Westerly has always sought to provide a Western Australian-based voice, although its
contributors and subject matter have never been geographically exclusive. It publishes creative writing
and scholarship from throughout the world, but maintains a special emphasis on Australia, particularly
Western Australia, and the Asian region. Westerly has a strong international reputation, and is listed
in some of the world’s major cultural indexes.'
Westerly 68.1 will be launched by Tony Hughes-d'Aeth from 6pm on Thursday the 13th of July at
Bar Orient in Fremantle, WA.
May 31 - 2023
Accepted for publication in Abridged 0-94 'Severin', 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 0-94 'Severin' will launch in Belfast in June.
April 6 - 2023
Shortlisted for The NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize 2023
Five manuscripts have been selected for the shortlist by Tina
Shaw and Cassie Hart.
The shortlisted writers are: Susan Elliffe, Melanie Kwang, Wes Lee,
Lee Murray, and Kathryn van Beek.
The shortlist judges commented: ‘The applicants for this year's NZSA
Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize showed a huge range of inspiring and
talented use of genres and styles. This made the selection of a shortlist
both exciting and challenging as Cassie Hunt and I read manuscripts
that ran the gamut of literary forms. We're pleased to be able to offer
a shortlist of five dynamic manuscripts that fulfil Laura's brief
of being 'unique and original.’
The winner will be announced May/June.
March 9 - 2023
'A Naked Wish' appears in the Poetry Aotearoa Yearbook 2023 edited
by Tracey Slaughter, and launched by Massey University
Press at Poppies Bookshop, Hamilton.
Poetry Aotearoa Yearbook 2023 can be purchased from independent
bookstores around New Zealand, or direct from Massey University Press.
January 28 - 2023
'Whitby' appears in the The AUB International Poetry Prize 2022
anthology published by the Arts University Bournemouth in the UK,
and edited by Elizabeth Woodgate.
December 15 - 2022
edited by Nafanua Purcell Kersel, Jackie Lee Morrison, Jenny Nimon.
Turbine | Kapohau is the online literary journal published by the
International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University/Te Herenga
Waka in Wellington.
December 15 - 2022
'Retinal Camera' appears in Mayhem Issue 10, guest edited by Elizabeth Morton
and Dadon Rowell, at the University of Waikato.
Issue 10 can be purchased here.
December 11 - 2022
Awarded the Heroines/Joyce Parkes Women's Writing Prize 2022
in New South Wales, Australia.
The award of $1000 for prose and $1000 for poetry is offered by
Neo Perennial Press, and sponsored by Australian poet Joyce Parkes.
The prize giving was scheduled to take place at the yearly Heroines
Festival in the beachside town of Coledale in New South Wales on
November 6th, unfortunately the festival was cancelled due to unforeseen
circumstances, but will be rescheduled for early 2023.
The annual Heroines anthology Vol 4 containing the winning, shortlisted,
and longlisted poems and prose, published by Neo Perennial Press
and edited by Sarah Nicholson, can be purchased in independent bookstores
December 6 - 2022
Runner-up in the 2022 Takahē Monica Taylor Poetry Prize judged by
The 2022 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.
December 1 - 2022
'Hyacinths' appears in Abridged 0-92 'The Violet Hour', edited
by Gregory McCartney and Susanna Galbraith, and launched in Belfast
at the Golden Thread Gallery.
The Violet Hour riffs on T.S. Eliot's 'The Wasteland':
'The violet hour conjures a brief world in which we don't know how
to say what we mean, the light of which doesn't fit into our language
though it presses us for a response... Photographers linger here,
trying to see, to stop, to stay. In the violet hour we are waiting,
expectantly waiting, though we are suddenly no longer sure what we are
waiting for. The violet hour is a wasteland. And if April is cruel,
December is violet.' — Abridged
'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 literary journal is supported by The Arts Council
of Northern Ireland.
November 26 - 2022
'If You Had Died Slowly' appears in fourW thirty-three, the annual
anthology of new writing, edited by David Gilbey and launched
in Sydney on December 3rd.
FourW is published by the Booranga Writers Centre at Charles Sturt
University in New South Wales, Australia.
November 15 - 2022
Three poems appear in Blackmail Press, Issue 45 launched
in Auckland, and edited by Doug Poole.
'Founded in 2001, Blackmail Press’s impetus is to promote
New Zealand poetry and to provide an environment for
New Zealand poets to share their work, presenting an eclectic range
of voices from Aotearoa and abroad.’
November 8 - 2022
Shortlisted for the 2022 Takahē Monica Taylor Poetry Prize
judged by Airini Beautrais.
The 2022 Takahē Monica Taylor Poetry Prize is offered by
Founded in Christchurch in 1989, Takahē magazine publishes
short stories, poetry and art, as well as essays, interviews,
and book reviews.
October 3 - 2022
'On this month’s episode of The Stinging Fly Podcast, new host
Nicole Flattery is joined by novelist and poet Susannah Dickey,
to read and discuss a short story 'How They Live Now' by Wes Lee,
which first appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of the magazine,
guest edited by Sally Rooney.'
The Stinging Fly Podcast invites Irish writers to choose a story
from the Stinging Fly archive to read and discuss.
Susannah Dickey grew up in Derry and now lives in Belfast. She
is the author of two novels, Tennis Lessons (2020) and Common Decency
(2022) and three poetry pamphlets, I had some very slight concerns (2017),
genuine human values (2018) and bloodthirsty for marriage (2020).
Her poetry has been published in Ambit, The White Review, Poetry Ireland
Review and Magma, amongst others.
Nicole Flattery is a writer and critic. Her story collection
Show Then A Good Time was published by The Stinging Fly and Bloomsbury
in 2019. Her first novel, Nothing Special, will be published
by Bloomsbury in March 2023.
September 23 - 2022
Shortlisted for the NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2022.
An annual award of $10,000 open to mid-career and senior New Zealand
writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama who are currently
working on a new project.
September 16 - 2022
judged by Vahni Capildeo.
The Alastair Reid Pamphlet Prize is offered by the Wigtown Book Festival
in Scotland, the winning pamphlet is designed and illustrated by
The winner will be announced at the Wigtown Book Festival in Scotland
on October 1.
Excellent pamphlets by past winners are available here: A Book of Days
September 16 - 2022
Shortlisted for the 2022 Booranga Prize for Best Poem, the prize is offered
by the Booranga Writers Centre at Charles Sturt University in
New South Wales, Australia.
The winning and selected poems will appear in fourW the annual anthology
of new writing, edited by David Gilbey. The anthology will be launched at
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery on November 26th, and at Gleebooks in Sydney
on December 3rd.
September 11 - 2022
'Thinking About My Corpse' appears in You Again: A Book of Love-Hate
Stories edited by Kirsten Irving and Jon Stone, and launched by
Sidekick books as part of the Hipflask Series in London.
'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
You Again: A Book of Love-Hate Stories contains works by
Emily Brontë, G.K. Chesterton, Claire Crowther, Lara Frankena,
Caroline Gilfillan, Nathanial Hawthorne, Ramona Herdman,
Wes Lee, Julia Rose Lewis, A.A. Milne, Claire Orchard, Ovid,
Henry T. Riley, Dante Gabriel Rosetti, Sappho, Mary Shelley,
and Paul Stephenson.
The anthology can be purchased in independent bookshops
throughout the UK and direct from Sidekick books.
September 1 - 2022
'In Magazines' appears in The North, issue 68, guest edited
One of the UK's leading literary magazines, The North is published
by The Poetry Business in Sheffield.
Issue 68 is available for pre-order here.
August 21 - 2022
3 poems appear in NOON: Journal of the Short Poem, Summer Issue 21/22,
edited by Philip Rowland, and launched in Tokyo.
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
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
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,
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
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 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
Edited by Michael Stewart, Steve Ely & Kayleigh Campbell,
the anthology is published by Grist Books at the University
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
'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
There will be a short tour of the book at various venues
across the UK.