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I've started a podcast!

I wanted to embark on a project of reading more non-contemporary Kiwi literature, so I started a podcast. The first two episodes are up; one is a deep dive into Witi Ihimaera's novel The Whale Rider , and the second is a reading of the prologue to Julius Vogel's novel Anno Domini 2000; or, A Woman's Destiny .  You can subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts, or listen on the website If you enjoy listening, you can help pay for the podcast's hosting fees by donating at
Recent posts

Virtual Brain Week Presentation!

 I was asked to contribute a video for Brain Week by the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand. I appreciate the opportunity to chat about my work writing and thinking about concussion. This video is also hosted on the Otago Museum's Brain Week page  alongside some really fascinating talks about neurological research around Aotearoa New Zealand

New Chapbook from Model Press

 Concussion Episode 7: There's A Body All Right is a new chapbook of my brain injury poems. Many thanks to Model Press / Ryan Fitzpatrick for publishing this excerpt of my thesis manuscript. You can download the pdf for free here:

Pre-order Impact: Women Writing After Concussion

Impact: Women Writing After Concussion features 21 writers reflecting on their experience with traumatic brain injury. It is now available to pre-order, so ask your local bookseller or check your preferred online retailer. I am so grateful to be included in this collection, and especially want to thank the editors E. D. Morin and Jane Cawthorne for their hard work throughout the process.

Hull 2017 poems

After receiving some interest regarding my river poem "Hull 2017," first published in Touch the Donkey  issue 16 , I decided to make it available along with a few related poems I wrote around the same time. So please take this little collection. And if you enjoy it, consider sharing it along.