Sport 38: Winter 2010
Pip Adam's debut collection of short stories, Everthing We Hoped For, will be published by VUP in May 2010.
Nick Ascroft has published two collections of poetry. He currently lives and works in Oxford, England, and recently won a best goal celebration award during an indoor soccer match for Sports Relief. It was a backspin. He is 36. It was an own goal.
Sarah Jane Barnett is a writer, tutor and doctoral student who lives in Wellington.
Her work has appeared in a range of literary journals such as Landfall, Takahe and JAAM and on the e-zines Blackmail Press, Snorkel and Turbine. Her poem 'The Drop Distance', was selected for Best New Zealand Poems 2007. She is currently writing story-poems about people with uncommon professions and a series of poems about being executed. You can find out more about her at http://theredroom.org.
Miro Bilbrough is a filmmaker ('Bartleby', 'Floodhouse') who mentors in screenwriting at the International Film School Sydney. She has a poetry collection Small-time spectre forthcoming from Kilmog Press in late 2010.
Laura Borrowdale is a writer, reviewer and teacher currently living in Wellington.
Her work has previously appeared in the Christchurch Press, Bravado and Takahe.
Amy Brown is the author of The Propaganda Poster Girl (VUP, 2008) and is curently stydying for a PhD in Australia. These excerpts are from a long poem currently titles 'The Odour of Sanctity' which is loosely structured by the Catholic process of sanctification. It follows six candidates for sainthood. Three of the candidates are already acknowledged Catholic saints, such as Rumwold, a three-day-old confessor from the 7th century.
James Brown is a Wellington poet who has contributed his editorial and organisational skills to Sport over many years.
Claire Brunette grew up in Ohope and now lives in Wellington. She is working on a collection of short stories involving foxes and brides, amongst other things.
Rachel Bush lives in Nelson. Her two books of poems are The Hungry Woman (1997) and The Unfortunate Singer (2002).
Eleanor Catton is just finishing up her two years at the Iowa Writers Workshop.
Her novel The Rehearsal (VUP, 2008) won the 2009 Montana New Zealand Book Award for Best First Book, a UK Society of Authors Betty Trask Award, was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, and is currently on the Orange Prize longlist.
Craig Cliff's debut collection of short stories, A Man Melting, will be published by Random House in July 2010. For more details you can visit his blog at www.thecraigcliff.blogspot.com.
Kay Corns has just completed the MA in creative writing at the International Institute for Modern Letters. Her poems have previously appeared in 4th Floor page 284 Literary Journal and Turbine.
William Dewey is the author of Without a Soul to Move and My Tender Jaw & Other Stories (Lawrence & Gibson). He is currently adrift somewhere in the United Sates.
Anastasia Doniants was born on the mean streets of Moscow, before settling in New Zealand. Things that make her happy include: cats, celluloid badges, old toys, long walks under the moon and tinkering about with her time travel machine. To afford these luxuries, she spends her days making promos for television.
Luckily Breton Dukes is living in Dunedin. He's working on a collection of short stories.
Joan Fleming tutors creative writing for Massey University and works nights in a café. She has also been teaching poetry workshops to school children, where she asks them to talk to trees. Her work has appeared in Best New Zealand Poems 08, Sport, JAAM, Hue & Cry, The Lumiere Reader, Snorkel, Turbine, Blackmail Press, Moving Worlds and Takahe, and is forthcoming in the DUETS chapbook series which pairs one New Zealand and one American poet. She lives, writes and works in Golden Bay.
Rhian Gallagher was born in 1961 in Timaru, where she now lives after many years in the UK. Her first collection of poems, Salt Water Creek, was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for best first book. She is working on a second.
Alison Glenny's short fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including Sport, Landfall, Turbine, and Mutes & Earthquakes.
Thomas Gough is the penname of Thom Conroy, a lecturer in Creative Writing at Massey University in Palmerston North. He is the People's Choice Award Winner and Runner-Up in the 2009 Sunday Star Times Short Story Competition, and his fiction has appeared in Sport, Landfall, Alaska Quarterly Review, Agni, and the New England Review. He is currently working on a novel featuring the New Zealand Company's German-born naturalist Ernst Dieffenbach.
Bernadette Hall lives in Amberley Beach, North Canterbury. Her latest collection of poems is The Lustre Jug (VUP, 2009). She is working on a collection of short fiction.
Helen Heath's poetry has been published in JAAM, Poetry New Zealand, Turbine, Glottis, Sport and the 4th Floor Literary Journal, and a chap-book called Watching for Smoke has been published by Seraph Press. She lives and works in Paekākāriki with her partner and two children.
Hannah Jolly completed an MA in Creative Writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters in 2009. She grew up in the Wairarapa, and currently lives in Wellington.
Emma Kate Martin grew up in Dunedin, and has lived in Melbourne, Manchester, Edinburgh, London and Wellington. In previous lives she has worked as a film censor, taxi driver and circus performer. She has a PhD in philosophy, and completed the MA at IIML in 2009.page 285
Kirsten McDougall's novella 'Home Fires' was published in Sport 34. 'Lunar Conversations' is part of a group of stories about Philip Fetch.
Fiona Mitford re-created herself thirteen years ago when she moved lock stock and barrel from Auckland to marry a farmer from Rere, in the Gisborne ranges.
She studied literature and creative writing extramurally for a number of years.
She recently completed an MA in Creative Writing at the IIML in Wellington.
She was very pleased the MA was not accessible online. She is currently working on a collection of short stories.
Frances Mountier grew up in Christchurch. She completed an MA in creative writing at Victoria University in 2009. She lives in Wellington.
Bill Nelson is a writer and editor living in Wellington. He recently completed an MA in Creative Writing at the IIML and was awarded the Biggs Poetry Prize.
Julian Novitz is a New Zealand novelist and short fiction writer currently living in Melbourne
Lindsay Pope is a teacher who currently lives in Wellington. In 2009 he completed an MA in creative writing at the IIML.
Chris Price teaches creative writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University. Her most recent book is The Blind Singer (Auckland University Press, 2009).
Melissa Day Smith was born in America in 1971 and moved to New Zealand in 1995. She lives in Days Bay with her husband and daughter.
Elizabeth's Smither's latest books are a collection of poems, The Year of Adverbs (AUP, 2007), a story collection, The Girl Who Proposed (Cape Catley, 2008) and a novel, Lola (Penguin, 2010).
C.K. Stead's Collected Poems appeared in 2008. He has just won the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award (the world's largest prize for a single story) for 'Last Season's Man', and his poem 'Ischaemia' is shortlisted for the Hippocrates Prize.
Tane Thomson is a writer of independent means. He once studied with Bill Manhire but got absolutely nothing out of it.
Jo Thorpe's first volume of poetry, Len and other poems, was published in 2003 by Steele Roberts. She completed her MA in Creative Writing at Victoria University in 2002 and currently teaches Dance History at the NZ School of Dance in Wellington. Her poems have also been published in the Listener, NZ Books, Poetry NZ, JAAM and Takahe.
Rae Varcoe was raised in Dunedin and now works as a physician in Auckland.
Her book of poems, Tributary, was published in 2007.
Louise Wrightson is a Wellington writer.
Ashleigh Young is a writer and editor who lives in Wellington. She is currently writing a series of personal essays and a collection of poems. Ashleigh was the winner of the 2009 Landfall Essay Competition, the recipient of the 2009 Adam Foundation Award in Creative Writing, and the recipient of the 2009 Macmillan Brown Prize for Writers.