Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):
My Poetry Has No Logic:
1. A Twentieth Century Retrospective
Bio / Bibliography:
I was born in Auckland in 1950 and educated at Convent Schools, North Shore Teacher’s College and Auckland University until I did the Women Writer’s paper and decided to spend my spare time writing. I have worked as a counsellor, a mother, a teacher, a musician and a bus-driver. These days I co-ordinate Poetry Live, a weekly Poetry event, publish Tongue in Your Ear, a yearly anthology of Poets who read live, write songs and novels as yet unpublished, not to mention a short-story or two. I live alone in a falling down house in Grey Lynn with my elderly Burmese cat until some friend or family member comes to stay which these days is quite often. I have not actively sought publication, except for my first two novels as I believe reading aloud is a kind of publication, but I think it is time I began my recording career. I am an avid reader of fiction and poetry written by women.
During the 80's I had Poems published in Craccum and the English Women Student’s Collective Journals (1983/4).
I self published Hey Lovers and Friends it’s Christmas in 1983. Copies can still be found in Jason’s Books.
I am on the Globe Tapes. Hard Echo Press. 1985.
In the nineties poems of mine could be found in Auckland Live and of course Tongue in Your Ear publications out of Poetry Live possibly found in libraries.
I self-published Tribute to one in the Chair in 1992.
‘No...not Marilyn Monroe.’ New Women’s Fiction. ed Aorewa McLeod. New Women’s Press.1988
‘Inner City’ short-listed for Bank of New Zealand Katherine Mansfield short-story award. 1993