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July 26, 2015

I see you Māori girl trying to stand in a foreign world on your own land I see you Māori man nodding your head Hiding the shame taking the blame I see you e Koro chiselled face so delicate, so precious yet out of place I see you e Kui staring through me with tears […]

May 24, 2015

I couldn’t pay my grocery bill yesterday but you bought $7 chocolate milk. I put back the bulk tub of margarine but you bought $7 chocolate milk. I even had to return the cereal, on special for ‘$2.99’, but you bought $7 chocolate milk. I had only enough to pay for white bread and precooked […]

May 18, 2014

My dearest sleep, you are but dreams,
A world I briefly conquer.
Though ‘twould be wise to leave your arms…

May 4, 2014

I thought I was cake batter on the edge of the bowl. Never again. — Claudia Jardine

July 1, 2011

As renowned for his idiosyncratic voice and eccentricity as he is for his poetry, Sam Hunt is the perfect person to star in a documentary. Sam Hunt: Purple Balloon and Other Stories, released on the 26th of May, knows this; directed by Tim Rose and produced by Jim Scott, the film features interviews with Sam, […]

August 9, 2010

The competition was judged by Jenny Bornholdt, current Victoria University Writer in Residence. She won the Montana Book Award for Poetry twice, the 2002 Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship and she was named the fifth Te Mata Estate New Zealand Poet Laureate in 2005. She said of winner Benjamin Kemp’s winning poem: “In ‘Ju-ni Gatsu’ the […]

September 7, 2009

I like boys Sometimes they like me Lubricant Unicorns As cool as Kylie Gay mascots Killing me softly With his schlong Killing me- soft? How disappointing If you don’t like sex Try asexuality Trust me it is fun Across the bar, there! You were wearing leather chaps I jizzed in my pants Together we were […]

March 9, 2009

Life could be symmetry writhing within the cardboard boxes that trundle along the production line inside the factory of sleep or it could be thought becoming a red curl on a black background or the winded baby who is born twice annually once at each solstice in a porcelain bathtub in Normandy until it’s mother […]

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