Sport 19: Lightworks
Nick Ascroft is a Master's student in linguistics from Dunedin. His poetry has appeared in Sport, Landfall, Takahe, JAAM and Poetry NZ He is guest poetry editor for Takahe 31.
Lee Bergman is 20 and lives in Wellington; he did the short story course at Victoria University in 1997.
William Brandt is a Wellington writer. He has had a story published in Sport 13, and wrote the play Verbatim, with Miranda Harcourt.
Victoria Broome is 39 years old, lives in Christchurch and currently work as a psychiatric social worker in a Youth Specialty Service.
Rachel Buchanan did the short story course at Victoria University in 1997, and lives in Melbourne.
Glenn Colquhoun is a House Surgeon at Thames Hospital. These two poems were written during a rehabilitation and geriatrics attachment at Waikato Hospital.
Bill Culbert was born in Port Chalmers in 1935. He left New Zealand in 1957 with a scholarship to study painting at the Royal College of Art in London. In 1967 he began to investigate the possibilities of electric light to make environmental artworks. He also experimented with the effects of camera obscura, projecting light through pinholes on the surface of a globe. Since the late 1960s Culbert has explored the physical and metaphysical effects of light and shadow in the everyday world. His photographs and sculptures are constructed from ordinary objects, including lightbulbs, lampshades, 2CV Citroën car parts, wine glasses, suitcases, fluorescent tubes and plastic bottles. Culbert makes and exhibits his work regularly in many countries around the world. Dividing his time between studios in London and Southern France, he returns to New Zealand on average once a year. He remains a dynamic presence in New Zealand art, and his collaborations with Ralph Hotere have resulted in some of the more significant artworks produced here in recent years. See Lightworks (City Gallery, 1997), which has essays by Yves Abrioux, Christina Barton, Francis Pound and Lara Strongman.
Allen Curnow's Early Days Yet: New and Collected Poems 1941–1997 has just been published by Carcanet in the UK and AUP in NZ. ‘The Kindest Thing’ also appears in the LRB.
Sefton Darby is a final year politics student at the University of Otago. He has recently been published in Poetry New Zealand.
Patrick Evans has lived since 1948 in Christchurch, and has taught at Canterbury University since 1947. He is the author of The Penguin History of New Zealand Literature (1990), as well as two books on Janet Frame, two novels, short stories, critical articles and plays. ‘Motorway’ is from longer work, a second installment of which will appear in Sport 20.
Fiona Farrell lives and works at Otanerito on Banks Peninsula.
Ingrid Horrocks is a student at Victoria University; she has been published in Sport, Landfall and elsewhere.
Andrew Johnston's second collection of poems, The Sounds, was shortlisted for the 1997 Montana NZ Book Awards. He currently lives in Caen, France.
Ian William Jones is a part-Tongan, part-Scottish writer living in Auckland. ‘No One Can Hold Me Like You Do’ is excerpted from his novel Tales of Love.
Leicester Kyle lives in central Auckland; he is a co-editor of Spin; ‘Koroneho’, a book of his poetry, is being published in serial form in Alan Loney's magazine A Brief Description of the Whole World.page 207
Koenraad Kuiper teaches linguistics at the University of Canterbury and has published two books of poetry.
Bill Manhire holds a personal chair in English at Victoria University. His most recent books are My Sunshine (winner of the 1996 Montana NZ Book Award for poetry), Sheet Music: Poems 1967–1982, Songs of My Life (stories), Mutes & Earthquakes: Bill Manhire's Creative Writing Course at Victoria and Malady, a 1970 collaboration with Ralph Hotere recently reissued by the Wedge Press.
Sally Ann McIntyre was born in Tasmania in 1974 and adopted one week later. Her poems were highly commended in the 1996 Macmillan Brown Writers Award, and this is her first publication. She is currently pursuing a BA at the University of Canterbury.
Michael Mintrom was born in Christchurch in 1963. He received a BA in English in 1984 and an MA in Economics in 1986 from the University of Canterbury, and from 1987 through 1990 he was an economic analyst in Treasury. He took Bill Manhire's creative writing course at Victoria University in 1987. He received a PhD in Political Science from the State University of New York in Stony Brook in 1994 and is currently an assistant professor of political science at Michigan State University. His poetry has previously appeared in Sport and Landfall.
James Norcliffe is a New Zealand writer currently living in Brunei. His poems have been published widely in periodicals in New Zealand and overseas, and his second collection of poems was shortlisted for the 1994 NZ Book Awards.
Gregory O'Brien is a Wellington-based poet, painter and art writer. In 1997 he curated the City Gallery, Wellington exhibition Hotere—Out the Black Window: Ralph Hotere's Work with New Zealand Poets and wrote the accompanying book, and his Lands and Deeds: Profiles of Contemporary New Zealand Painters was shortlisted for the Montana NZ Book Awards.
Chris Orsman's second book of poems, South: An Antartic Journey, was shortlisted for the 1997 Montana NZ Book Awards. He has been awarded the inaugural fellowship by the Artists to Antarctica Scheme.
Joanna Margaret Paul is a poet and painter who lives in Wanganui.
Chris Pigott is living in Auckland.
Chris Price is the editor of Landfall and Writers and Readers Coordinator for the International Festival of the Arts. Her poems have appeared in Sport 17 and 18.
Jo Randerson is 24 and works in theatre. Her story The Knot is to be published by the Wedge Press.
Alex Scobie has lived in Wellington since 1958 and taught Classics at Victoria University until 1989. His poems have appeared in Sport II and Dem Dichter Des Lesens (Attempto Verlag, Tübingen, 1997), a festchrift for Paul Hoffmann edited by Hansgerd Delbrück.
Brian Turner is 1997 Writer in Residence at the University of Canterbury, where he is working on a memoir and new poems.
Damien Wilkins's second novel, Little Masters, has recently been published in the UK by Faber & Faber and in the US by Henry Holt; his book of poems, The Idles, appeared in 1992.