the invisible man (with no disrepect to wells or ellison)

I wrote this for you, before I knew better, before I understood how to reach in and tease the air from greedy alveoli back into the process, less catching in my chest as when you’re on my mind. I wrote this in the moment, reflexive and bemused, a parallel existence in my imagination, not dramatic enough for paper, not reasonable enough for real life, just a hope, skip and a dreamy jump away from this moment, alone in the hills. Learning so much, about overwriting but not underwriting, about strange magician’s ciphers and the things that people do not know. … Continue reading the invisible man (with no disrepect to wells or ellison)

latest updates (march 12th)

I think I will work towards being a little more efficient with roundups of pieces published elsewhere, just to keep things ticking along. I have had two pieces published on Radio New Zealand’s ‘The Wireless’ website – one on life with an ostomy and IBD and a review of Eleanor Catton’s New Zealand Book Council lecture as part of the NZ Festival Writers Week. For on-going updates of my latest pieces on The Wireless, I have an author page, too! I have done a bunch of short reviews for the NZ Festival blog, with my initial piece currently up and … Continue reading latest updates (march 12th)

life between the pages

Readers, I apologise for my lack of updates. It has not been intentional – as previously mentioned, This Wellingtonian Life™ has been a little bit entirely hectic, and my wordy wherewithal has been pointed in other directions. But I’d better update you as to said directions, hadn’t I? Well. 1) I wrote an article for xoJane! That was pretty crazy. 2) I had my first full page article in NZ Musician 3) I am about to launch into Writers Week, both for work and for reviewing. And that’s on top of all of my regular bookstore work and starting my … Continue reading life between the pages

This Wellingtonian Life™ (not actually trademarked) – in which I talk about many things, including serendipity, words and coffee

Kia ora, readers! Before I forget to mention it, I first need to mention I HAVE A REAL PROPER WEBSITE. http://www.rawlibrary.co.nz. Please do check it out. Rest assured, this is still where the blogging shall happen. It has been a bit of a lull, I know – I’ve had intermittent internet coverage, and all sorts of things on my plate. But today, I have set up camp in the lovely Wellington Central Library, and am mooching off the half hour of free internet before I succumb to paying for more. February 2nd – the day I move into my flat … Continue reading This Wellingtonian Life™ (not actually trademarked) – in which I talk about many things, including serendipity, words and coffee