Let’s have some good news:
First, I’m very happy to announce that my fourth poetry collection* will be published later this year by Mākaro Press. Stand by for more details over the next couple of months!
*Following Boat People, All Blacks’ Kitchen Gardens and Men Briefly Explained. Copies of all three are available from me, and Men Briefly Explained is also available from Amazon and from the publisher.
Second, I’m also happy to say that Shortcuts: Track 1, the anthology of six novellas edited by Marie Hodgkinson that includes my novella Landfall, won “Best Collected Work” at this year’s Sir Julius Vogel Awards – and The Ghost of Matter by Olivia Cade, one of the other novellas in the anthology, won Best Novella. Congratulations to Olivia, Marie, and Paper Road Press!
And third, I’m also happy to see that Saradha Koirala’s new novel Lonesome When You Go is due to be published shortly by Mākaro Press. A few years back, I was in a writers’ group with Saradha, and I heard some of the early drafts of this novel. It was good then, and I’m looking forward to reading the final version. You can help make sure it gets the print run it deserves by supporting the Lonesome When You Go PledgeMe page – it’s a great change for you to preorder the book, or go for some of the bigger rewards!
wash up, do you think, in the end?
Credit note: This poem appeared in my collection Men Briefly Explained (IP, 2011) and Kathleen Jones kindly published it as a Tuesday Poem on her blog in 2015.
Tim says: There were two science fiction conventions on in Wellington at Queen’s Birthday Weekend. I took part in a poetry panel at the non-commercial one, Au Contraire, but the bigger of the two was Armageddon, which has been running for a good few years now. It’s big and loud, and when I went there with my son in 2008, I couldn’t cope, so sat up in the mezzanine writing the poem above.
In other news, I have finished my teaching commitments at Whitireia Polytech for the year – which should mean I have more time to post here.