Sport 29: Spring 2002
Phill Armstrong is a retired manual worker now engaged in a lot of reading, a little writing, and catching up on all those half-done things and unfulfilled interests of family and the last forty years.
Tusiata Avia is currently completing the MA in Creative Writing at Victoria. Her latest venture is a 50-minute solo show, ‘Wild Dogs Under my Skirt’, premiering at the Dunedin Fringe Festival 2002.
James Brown's third collection of poems, Favourite Monsters, has just been published by VUP.
Kate Camp's essay On Kissing (Four Winds Press) reached no. 9 on the New Zealand bestseller list.
Geoff Cochrane's latest book of poems is Acetylene (VUP, 2001).
Tim Corballis's second novel, Measurement, will be published by VUP in November.
Nigel Cox is currently Head of Exhibitions and Education at the Jewish Museum Berlin. His most recent novel is Skylark Lounge.
Mary Cresswell is a science editor. She was raised in Chicago and Los Angeles and has lived in or nearby Wellington since 1970. She has published poems in New Zealand, Canada, Australia and the US.
Tracy Farr's story ‘The Blind Astronomer’ was published in Sport 28. She is currently completing a collection of short stories.
Cliff Fell lives in Nelson. He is currently completing an MA in the Creative Writing programme at Victoria University of Wellington, where he is working on a folio of poems titled The Adulterer's Bible.
Robin Fleming lives in Waikanae. ‘Mrs Blewitt and the Birds’ won first prize in this year's Greytown Arts Festival/Hedley's Booksellers Short Story Competition.
John Gallas. Born 1950 in Wellington. At present works for the Leicestershire Student Support Service. Lives in Coalville, Leics. Books of poetry (all Carcanet) include Practical Anarchy, Flying Carpets Over Filbert Street, Grrrrr, Resistance is Futile; with The Song Atlas, a translation of one poem from each country in the world, due out in September this year. Working on 100 sonnets from old Persian proverbs, and Excellent Men.
Alison Glenny lives in Melbourne where she works as a freelance writer and editor. ‘Journey to the Ice’ uses excerpts from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and ‘Writing the Sea: Jules Verne’ by Michel de Certeau.
Michael Hight is a painter who lives and works in West Auckland. He has exhibited widely throughout New Zealand since the mid-eighties, most recently using the beehive as his central theme.
Kerry Hines is a Wellington-based poet whose work has been published in a number of journals.
Laura Kroetsch is American and has lived in Wellington for the last ten years.
Jessica Le Bas lives in the Moutere, Nelson. Her work has been published in Poetry NZ, JAAM, Spin, Takahe and the Press.page 223
James McNaughton's first collection of poems, The Stepmother Tree, was published by Darius Press is 2001.
Mary Macpherson is a Wellington poet and photographer.
Tze Ming Mok was born in Auckland. She attended the Creative Writing course at Auckland University in 1998, after which she stopped writing for approximately three years. Her work has previously appeared in JAAM, Trout, Hypertext and Eclect. She is currently in China, lying about her past.
Julian Novitz is a masters student at Victoria University. His short fiction has appeared in Sport, JAAM and Glottis.
James Norcliffe is a Christchurch poet. A new collection, Rat Tickling, with design by Rudolf Boelee, is forthcoming from Sudden Valley Press.
Chris Orsman is the 2002 Writer Residence at Victoria University. He was one of the inaugural Artists to Antarctica, travelling there in January 1998 with Bill Manhire and Nigel Brown. He is completing a new collection of poems set in the Antarctic and working on a number of other poetic projects. ‘Primer of Ice and Stone’ is a meditation on ‘Terra Nova’—new ceramic works by fellow Antarctic Arts Fellow Raewyn Atkinson.
Vincent O'Sullivan's most recent books are the collection of poems Lucky Table (VUP, 2001) and the essay On Longing (Four Winds Press, 2002).
Susan Pearce lives in Wellington. Last year she wrote a collection of longish short stories.
Ruth Pettis lives on the Otago Peninsula and works as a writer. She has had short stories published in Landfall and Takahe, and broadcast on National Radio. Earlier this year she completed John Dolan's poetry course at the University of Otago and this is the fourth poem she has had published since then. She has also written one novel which is currently under consideration, and is well into her second.
Jo Randerson was the 2001 Burns Fellow at the University of Otago. She is the author of a collection of stories, The Spit Children, and numerous plays.
Harry Ricketts teaches creative non-fiction at Victoria, and is joint editor of New Zealand Books.
Frances Samuel lives in Wellington and works for the New Zealand Book Council.
C.K. Stead'sKin of Place: Essays on 20 New Zealand Writers appeared earlier this year, and a new collection of poems, Dog, is forthcoming (both AUP).
Roger O. Thornhill mainly writes radio drama. His plays ‘Accountability’ and ‘Karori Mauled’ have been heard throughout the English-speaking world, and Australia.
Brian Turner has published three new books in the past year. His Taking Off was shortlisted for poetry in the 2002 Montana NZ Book Awards; his biography of the great All Black icon Colin Meads, called Meads, spent several weeks as number one on the NZ bestseller list; and his memoir Somebodies and Nobodies has just been published.
Rae Varcoe is an Auckland physician, writing from the wreckage of the Health Reforms.
Catherine Vidler-Smith is a legal researcher at Victoria University. She is currently working on a time-travel novel for young adults.
Tom Weston lives in Christchurch. He has published poetry in a wide range of magazines, including Sport.
Tim Wilson's most recent job was as a ghostwriter. He currently lives in New York.
Sonja Yelich lives in Auckland. She is one of three poets in the AUP New Poets 2 series.