I am the lost,I am the found,I am the edge,I am the round,I am the good,I am the bad,I am the happy,I am the sad,I am the woman,I am the man,I am the Idol,I am the fan,I am the empty,I am the full,I am the awareness,I am the all,I AM”
Her poem Thanks is published in New Dialogues and New Beginnings -Poetry Anthology 2013
“I would like to believe that there’s some purity in us, yeah. Naive – y’know, purposely naïve. This is the main idea behind my poetry.
I Am a Painter/poet.
I don’t really like saying too much about me. The real experience is up to you. Yeah, because I think it’s more important just to inspire people to listen at Art, and start feeling it out for themselves.
I am interested in thinking about William Blake’s quote about progress: ‘Improvement makes straight roads, but the crooked roads without improvement are roads of genius.’ though I am not sure if I know what it means.
Have you read my poetry?”
His poem One day There was a pigis published in New Dialogues and New Beginnings -Poetry Anthology 2013
More about Reece
I am inspired by my homeland, Aotearoa, and by a journey I’m currently undertaking, traveling by bicycle through Asia and Africa.”
Her poem is published in New Dialgues and New Beginnings – Poetry Anthology 2013
I studied English, Film and Theatre at Victoria University and completed an Iowa poetry course at the Institute of Modern Letters.
The poets Karlo Mila and Hone Tuwhare have influenced my writing as they explore relevant issues within NZ society.
I have always been an active poet and was the winner of the 2012 Choice Not Chance poetry contest with poem “Instant Kiwi”, judged by NZ poet Hinemoana Baker.”
Her poem Stories Untold is published in New Dialogues and New Beginnings – Poetry Anthology 2013
Her works include several stories broadcast on Radio New Zealand.
Mary’s writing room The Fo’c’s’le, spring nestles amongst manuka, ponga and houhere and looks out over Kenepuru Sound where she lives in retirement with her husband Peter.
She writes surrounded by the song of tui, korimako, piwakawaka, shining cuckoo, a plethora of sea birds and the thrum of kereru wings. With no mains power and no road, life moves at a leisurely, creative pace.
Her poem Woven Togetheris published in New Dialogues and New Beginnings Poetry Anthology 2013
Adopted, Jacques grew up torn between working-class roots and a comfortable middle-class existence. She took from each what appealed; Education and drugs, respectability and sleaze, but always grounded in her two cultural identities. The significance of which is explored in “Plastic Kiwi”.
Inspired by the Beat poets, feminist punk and Riot Grrrl culture, Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams, Poppy Z. Brite and the lyrics of Billy Corgan, Roz Williams and Brett Gurewitz, Jacques explores topics such as identity, gender, addiction and mental illness.
Her poem Plastic Kiwiis published in New Dialogues and New Beginnings – Poetry Anthology 2013
Katie lives in Christchurch, studies creative writing and mass communications at the University of Canterbury, and spends her free time surrounded by sheep and horses.
She writes freelance as a ‘roving reporter’ for Hoofbeats Australia, where her works can be read in the e-magazine online, and pays the bills working in her local supermarket, where she finds plenty of colourful character inspirations for her stories.
Her published works range from the academic to the entertaining.
Her poem http://new.printablereality.com/waiting-for-the-world/ is published in New Dialogues and New Beginnings- Poetry Anthology.
At the moment I teach at an intermediate, and am studying for a Post Grad. Dip Museum Studies.
It is this love of history that has drawn me to read a copy of my great-great-great grandfather’s diary who was one of the first pakeha settlers in TeUku, Raglan. His story, along with a teaching unit, based on James K. Baxter’s poems inspired me to write the poem, ” The Colonial” which I entered for this competition. It’s hard to believe that he and his wife left England for NZ “not wishing a soul goodbye, not even my dear loving mother”.
The desire for a new life must have been very strong.”
Julie’s Facebook Page
Her poem is published in New Dialogues and New Beginnings – Poetry Anthology 2013
I have five brothers and six and a half nephlings.
I am an amateur poet and have mainly created poems for informal purposes over the years.
I have recently started sending the odd poem in to poetry competitions.
I have also recently finished a novel for young, young adults, but I haven’t tried to get it published yet.”
Her poem Endless Beginnings is published in New Dialogues and New Beginnings – poetry Anthology 2013.
She sings, has pink hair, an extraordinary family and a menagerie of animals ranging from parrots to peacocks.
Like Peter Pan, she has no desire to grow up, and believes love and laughter is her greatest elixir for happiness.
Her poems Land of the Long White Cloud, The reading quest and I’d rather bear a fractured heart are published in New Dialogues and New Beginnings – Poetry Anthology 2013.
Is a 12 year-old poet living in Dunedin.
He enjoy writing, Fencing and playing the guitar. He is one of the top writers in his region for his age group.”Matariki means a lot to me as I have grown up in the unique multicultural environment that is so common in New Zealand.I hope you enjoy my writing.”
His poems:Matariki- 1, Matariki- 2 and Tiny eyes are published in New Dialogues and New Beginnings – Poetry Anthology 2013
David Chadwick is a writer and musician from Te Horo on the Kapiti Coast.
His poems have appeared in several publications, including Poetry NZ, Coastlines, The School Magazine (Australia), and The Junior Journal.
In 2012 he won the Friends of Kapiti Libraries poetry competition. His prose writing includes Shaking, a novel for young adults.
As a musician, David plays in a number of bands and also appears as a solo performer. He has recorded programmes of original songs for Radio NZ and released a self-produced CD, The Hard Edge.
He is currently working at combining his poetry with his musical performances.
His poems:First contact,
Information spring and Bud burst
are published in New Dialogues and New Beginnings- Poetry Anthology 2013.
A couple of her poems have been selected for the N Z Poetry Society’s anthologies in recent years.
The Lustre Jug is in a form very different from most of her writing, and is one of those mysterious poems that more or less wrote itself!
Her poem The Lustre Jug was published in New Dialogues and New Beginnings- Poetry Anthology 2013.
One of a large family, she was brought up in Invercargill.
When young she was introduced to the sea, mountains and lakes and became fascinated with the natural world.
She lives on the Port Hills, Banks Peninsula, under huge sea cliffs, which she saw as a symbol of the frailty of life even before the recent quakes.
Her house has survived.
Her poems and haiku have been widely published and she has edited poetry anthologies.
Her second poetry collection “The Corrosion Zone” appeared 2011 with HeadworX.
Barbara’s Facebook page
The Quake Drums and
A ripped South Island map are published in New Dialogues and New Beginnings Poetry Anthology 2013
With an emphasis on genre as well as mainstream, her work has appeared in various magazines and anthologies including “The New Zealand Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry” 2009 (as Dana Bryce) (print), to “Blackmail Press16” (online, her poetry and art ), to “TinyWords” (online, Haiku and art) and many others. She has a poem upcoming in “Astropoetica (online). Under variations based on Sandra (Stuart) (SJ) Burkhardt, she has appeared previously in “Short Short Stories by Women Writers II” (print anthology), SFPA “Star*Line” (print), “Aliens and Lovers” (print anthology) and a large variety of other publications in genres ranging from technical medical writing to popular slick magazine nonfiction and is listed in Scott Green’s “Contemporary Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry: A Resource Guide and Biographical Directory”(print). She oftens signs her art as AalixR. Personal reinvention requires frequent name changes.
Different Stars, Different Sky published at New Dialogues and New Beginnings
My name is Shreya Nair. At the age of 4 I moved to New Zealand from India.
Despite being very young, I was extremely captivated by the new environment and especially the language. I started reading books soon after.
After endless reading followed by more reading, I naturally adopted and fostered a fervent love for literature.
At around 6, I began writing and something about it just made me so happy. How it allowed me to escape from reality. I was astonished when I first established how powerful words can be.
Writing is now a big part of my life.
Shreya’s poem is published in New Dialogues and New Beginnings – Poetry Anthology 2013
As well as performing her own poetry and running Poetry Slams in the persona of “Slammistress”, Renee has been involved with Poetry Live for many years, acting as MC from 2005-9, and organising many other poetic events.
She was a key instigator in the Guerilla Poetry group which literally puts poetry on the streets.
She also produces Funky Oriental Beats, a yearly showcase for Kiwi-Asian performing artists and helps run the arts collaboration project Metonymy.
Her sold-out plays Lantern and The Bone Feeder have been seen in centres around the North Island.
In February 2011 her short film with director Steven Chow, “Tide”, will show at Clermont-Ferrand film festival.
A collaboration between herself and Robbie Ellis, “The Lovers’ Knot” for actor and orchestra, will be performed by Stuart Devenie and the Auckland Philharmonia in May.
Renee has been published in the New Zealand Listener, JAAM, Blackmail Press, Tongue in your Ear, Sidestream and Magazine. For her work in medicine and arts, Renee was named a Sir Peter Blake Emerging Leader in 2010.
Her poem An open letter to Mr Peter Brown of New Zealand First is part of Aotearoa Found in Translation and is published in New Dialogues and New Beginnings- Poetry Anthology 2013
Raewyn Alexander writes novels, stories, poems, non-fiction, essays – and a blog read world-wide, promoting poetic journeys and trees for travel.
She’s also a UNITEC lecturer and Leisuretime Learning tutor, taking highly regarded writing courses.
A fourth generation New Zealander – French, Irish, Scots and English – originally from Hamilton, she’s travelled the world and now resides in Tamaki Makaurau Auckland.
Her work ranges far, tending to favour contemporary life, strong imagery, some highly politicised pieces and also, mysterious, fantastical explorations showing what she calls, “the infinite world within us, in a true, dynamic relationship with the material world.”A link to the first page of Alexander’s google resources Her poem hey Delilah, what’s happening in New York City? won poetry competition New Dialogues and New Beginnings and is published as well as possibly and in New Dialogues and New Beginings -Poetry Anthology 2013
Her work’s won prizes and been short-listed for major competitions; in 2014, a Miles Hughes Achievement Award prize-winner. Lately she’s working on a graphic poetry collection, soon having some poetry cartoons published in Three Words Anthology. Alexander’s poetic journeys to America and trees for travel blog is read world-wide.http://poeticjourneytoamerica.blogspot.co.nz/Her poetry has also been published in “We Society” Poetry Anthology 2015.
Nicole is 10 years old poet from Auckland of Asian and European origin. The leader of the art club in her school with interests in arts crafts and mah-jong. One of the youngest authors published in New Dialogues and New Beginnings – Matariki- Poetry Anthology 2013 with poem The Stars.
Maris O’Rourke has been writing 5 years and published in a range of journals in NZ and overseas. She has been well placed in a number of competitions including the Caselberg, Robert Burns,SIWA and the Kevin Ireland.
She has published in Takahe, Poetry New Zealand, Bravado, Shot Glass Journal (USA), International Literary Quarterly (UK) and Side Stream.
Maris has been a guest poet in Poetry NZ and ‘a fine line’ and her work was included in ‘Aotearoa Found in Translation’.
In 2010 she was runner-up in the Auckland NZSA Sonnet competition and awarded an NZSA Mentorship.
Maris’s first children’s book ‘Lillibutt’s Big Adventure’ was published in 2012 (Duck Creek Press) and her first poetry collection ‘Singing With Both Throats’ was published in 2013 (David Ling).
Maris has been featured on Radio NZ’s 9 to noon and Arts On Sunday. She has also performed her work widely including the Fringe Festival’s spit.it.out and the Writers and Readers Festival.
Her poem Three Firsts was a winning poem in poetry competition New Dialogues and New Beginnings and was published with Intruders at the New Dialogues and New Beginnings – Poetry Anthology 2013. Her poetry has also been published in “We Society” Poetry Anthology 2015.
He now lives a quieter life in New Zealand.
He has poems published in Auckland’s Poetry Live ‘Live Lines 4’, ‘Wavelengths, an anthology of Channel Island writing’ and in the upcoming edition of the San Pedro River Review as well as taking part in poster displays in Whangarei, Guernsey Airport and the NorthTec exhibition “Chain Reaction”.
He was the winner of the Channel Islands Writers competition (poetry section) 2005 and the Whangarei Libraries 2012 flash fiction competition.
Some of Martin’s poems and additional notes
His poem A new Language-Hypothesis for Two Voices is published in New Dialogues and New Beginnings Poetry Anthology 2013
Ila Selwyn’s book of poetry, two sisters, was published in 2011. She had previously published two chapbooks and a number of handmade books.
Ila was an MC at Poetry Live, Auckland for four years. She had also been running a national poetry event at Lopdell House for two years and left Poetry Live to start up rhythm & verse on the top floor in 2009. This event, with equal parts of poetry and music, is in its fourth successful year and has recently moved to the top floor of Black Salt in New Lynn while Lopdell House is being renovated.
She wrote her great NZ novel in 20 words as a poem. squeezed between siblings / two children / one of each / three marriages / five countries / six different names / changed twice / by deed poll
Her poem a rope for my third man is performed in Aoteraoa Found In Translation, and published together with Ila Selwyn in New Dialogues and New Beginnings.
Organising events, producing shows and tirelessly promoting poetry.
Apart from his own poetry collection, his poetry has been published in a few magazines and anthologies.He is a Poetry Slam winner.
With a vision to bring poetry to the widest possible audiences, Gus initiated the “Printable Reality” concept.
Based on collaboration with other spoken word artists, musicians, dancers, actors and visual artists,with a motto : “Experience Poetry Differently”.
Printable Reality initiated forming of the Actors Ensemble, exciting new concept dedicated to producing and performing Live Literature/Poetic Theatre shows.
Gus has been chosen by the Auckland Regional Arts Trust for the ART Venture 2010 program.
His poem Equatorhas been performed in Aotearoa – Found in Translation and published in New Dialogues and New Beginnings – Poetry Anthology 2013
Website: gus Simonovic
Gill Ward lives on the Kapiti Coast.
Her poetry, scripts, short stories and reviews have appeared in anthologies, magazines, literary publications and on National Radio.
Now retired from teaching, Gill writes an online poetry column for the Kapiti Independent News and leads a U3A course on contemporary New Zealand Poetry.
For seven years she has organised the Kapiti poetry café monthly event ‘Poets to the People.’
Her collection Poetic explanations (Kupu Press) was published in 2011.
She was the winner in New Dialogues and New Beginnings competition with her poem: That Night was published together with :Perchance and Weather in New Dialogues and New Beginnings – Poetry Anthology 2013. Her poetry has also been published in “We Society” Poetry Anthology 2015.
My name is Chloe Mcleod, a year 11 attending Avondale College who had fallen in love with writing before I could even write.
I discovered poetry after I learnt that my passion for performing could mix with my one for writing to produce spoken-word poetry.
This is the first poem I have written (and completed!) so watch this space, I hope you’ll be hearing more from me in the future.
This poem titled “Skins” came from my desire for new beginnings, which due to my age I can only explore though poetry.
Her poem Skins is published in New Dialogues and New Beginnings- Poetry Anthology 2013