Gail Ingram – A poem for Christchurch

My friend Gail Ingram, who is a Christchurch poet, writer, and editor, has done what I don’t seem to be able to do and put eloquent words around some of what we’re all feeling. And Radio NZ had the immense good sense to whip her into the studio and record it. Have a listen: https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/2018687085/a-poem-for-christchurch

Deliciously loopy, and very cool – poetry in stop-motion

I realise I’ve already posted something this week, but I had to share this video. Two of my writing friends entered a collaborative piece in the 2018 Digital Writers’ Festival  Poetry in Motion event (no, I didn’t know about it either, curses!) and it’s really gorgeous. Gail and Rata are both disgustingly talented writers, and even …

The Last Post (… well, for this year)

Well here we are, the end of another year gradually tattered and worn away to the frayed ends of its tapestry (and the usually-invisible-but-probably-essential polyesterish filaments that give the whole thing some chance of making it through a whole twelve months). (Probably not my best analogy, but then I’m married to a textile technologist.) It’s been …