Category Archives: Interview

A THICK SKIN (part II)

This is the second part in a two-part post about criticism. You can read Part I here. I had a lot of fun putting this little thing together. Well. Is fun the right word? Maybe not. More that it was useful, personally. It … Continue reading

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“Most days I will have a hammer in my hand”: An interview with Lindsay Pope

I met Lindsay in 2009 during our MA year at Victoria University. He is first and foremost a poet. Sometimes when I look at myself first thing in the morning, his line “I look like a cardigan from St. Vincent … Continue reading

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“What’s the muck?”: An interview with James Purtill

via Animalarium I met James on a creative writing course at Victoria University in 2009. At our first workshop I was struck by his swarthy tan and his faraway squint, and his long pauses between words, as if he’d just … Continue reading

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Love it, hate it, live it, left it and long for it

London looks like a place that used to be something. Davy Jones, street photographer London is propulsion, it rewards those who push forward. Craig Taylor This weighty account of London is told by its people: the Londoners. Londoners: The Days … Continue reading

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I Would Have to Choose the Shark: An Interview With John-Paul Young

JP Young performs at Happy, 2009 John-Paul Young is my brother. Like me, he was born in Te Kuiti, the King Country of New Zealand and the Shearing Capital of the World. He is the former singer-songwriter-guitarist of celebrated Hamilton band … Continue reading

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Terrestrial Molluscs: An interview with Tim Upperton

Tim Upperton, in knitted form (from Cheezombie on Etsy) Some facts about poet Tim Upperton: He comes from Palmerston North. His first collection of poems is called A House on Fire. He has just bought a new house. His poems and fiction … Continue reading

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This interview will change Oliver Burkeman’s life

via Personal Message Oliver Burkeman is the author of This Column Will Change Your Life, a weekly column in the Guardian about social psychology, self-help culture, productivity and the science of happiness. His widely praised book Help!: How to Become Slightly Happier … Continue reading

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