There is no such thing as a surfeit of good Belgian chocolates (until you have to choose just six)

One of the best things about preparing to teach classes is the amount of reading that I get to do. Am required to do, in fact. I imagine it's something like being the menu tester at a superb restaurant, or a product quality inspector at a very good chocolate factory, somewhere in Belgium, say, where …

CPC Spring 2018 Poetry in Performance 

Ah Spring. Season of late frosts, soggy lawns, and poetry. Specifically, the annual Canterbury Poets’ Collective Poetry in Performance readings! Perfectly designed to slot in to your Wednesday evenings from September 26th to November 14th, it’s the longest-running poetry readings series in New Zealand, bringing together a mix of the established, the novice, and the completely …

CPC Poetry Readings – the 2015 edition

Daffodils? Check. Hayfever? Check. Blackbirds negotiating sex and territory from 4am? Check. It must be time again for the Canterbury Poets’ Collective Poetry in Performance readings! You can download your own copy of the poster by clicking here. Or just feast your eyes below: As always, a mixture of well known, not-so-well-known, local and visiting poets: Sept …