Michelle Baker. Ngā mihi mahana. Nō Ngāti Tūkorehe/Kai Tahu/Ngāti Kiritea. He taonga te Reo Māori—me ako tātou katoa, ko tēnei te tau tika. Mauri ora!
P. Michael Campbell edits the Georgetown Review, teaches at Georgetown College, Kentucky, and has a book of poetry, The Weight of the Male Walrus, forthcoming from Bench Press.
Janet Charman teaches part time at Auckland University. Her fourth poetry collection, end of the dry, will be published by AUP this year.
Grayson Cooke has been writing for a number of years. In 1994 he did Bill Manhire’s writing course at VUW and is completing an Honours degree in English Literature.
Andrew Coop was born in Glasgow in 1967. He lives and works in Auckland.
Shelagh Duckham Cox is a Wellington writer and sociologist. She has had stories published in Sport, Landfall, Meanjin and the Listener.
John Downie is a theatre writer and director, lecturer in Theatre and Film at Victoria University. His last book of fiction was Elementary Particles, published in the UK in 1987.
Simon Field lives in Auckland and works as a nurse; he has written several multi-voice performance poems which have been performed on various stages in Auckland.
Alison Glenny is presently a student at Melbourne University. ‘The Sea of Love’ is part of a work-in-progress she is writing with the assistance of the 1992 Todd New Writer’s Bursary, awarded by the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa.
David Howard (1959–) is the author of In the First Place: Poems 1980–1990 (Hazard Press, 1991) and Holding Company (Nag’s Head Press, 1995).
Phil Kawana was born in Hawera and now lives in Masterton. He is a musician/songwriter, and has had poetry published in Kapiti Poems 7.
Simon Lewis is working for the Oral History Project at Takapuna Library.
Graham Lindsay lives in Christchurch. AUP published The Subject in 1994.
Owen Marshall lives in Timaru. His novel A Many Coated Man is published by Longacre Press in April this year.
Fiona McLean. Born 1973. Student in Wellington. Making it up as she goes along.
James Meffan. ‘Lie of the Land’ was written as coursework for Honours study in English at Victoria University; it won the 1994 Macmillan Brown Prize and is his first published work.
Hezekiah O’Malley languishes in anonymity. He would rather be famous than holy or righteous, anyday.
Vincent O'Sullivan lives in Wellington. In 1994 he spent much of the year in Menton and won the Montana Book Award for his novel Let the River Stand.
Chris Orsman’s first collection of poems, Ornamental Gorse, was published last year by VUP. He is 39 years old and lives and writes in Wellington. This year is the centenary of the first landing on the Antarctic mainland at Cape Adare on 24 January 1895.
Emily Perkins: born 1970; presently working in publishing in London and completing her first collection of short stories.
Chris Pigott is 24 years old.
Kimberley Rothwell: born 1972; currently working for a film company in Wellington.
Bill Sewell is a Wellington poet and legal researcher who enjoys looking for evidence of poetry in the law.
Nikhat Shameem is an Indo-Fijian immigrant living and teaching in Wellington. Her first short story collection, Arrival and other stories, was for adult learners of English.
Adam Shelton lives in Wellington.
Elizabeth Smither’s latest collections are The Tudor Style: poems new and selected (AUP, 1994) and Mr Fish and other stories (McIndoe, 1994). She is presently working on a series of journals.
Britta Stabenow lives in Timaru and works as a translator. She did the 1994 Aoraki Fiction Writing Course.
Laurinda Thomas is an overcommitted second-year Massey student currently looking for a way to survive on less sleep.
Virginia Were is the author of Juliet Bravo Juliet, which won the 1990 PEN Best First Book of Poetry Award. She presently lives in Sydney.
Maria Zajkowski was a student in the Whitireia Polytechnic writing course in 1994.