Friday, July 27, 2012

Five Young Men

All the young men gathered around the table, there were women in the other groups but by some twist of fate there were only men in this one. Five of them. They stared at her grey toes and ashy cheeks and their hearts pined for her once-rosy face and the falling of her loose-fitting dress on the curves of her dancing body. Their supervisor came in and picking up their scalpels the men commenced. They hacked away at her guts, just pulled them all out bit by bit, looked at them and put them back in again. They went home to their respective flats, homes, girlfriends, parents, dogs, cats, children and laughed and talked, (though a couple of them argued), long into the night.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

nziff 2012

here is a non-exhaustive list of films i want to see when the new zealand internation film festival comes to town:

  1. moonrise kingdom
  2. beasts of the southern wild
  3. cabin in the woods
  4. marina abramovic: the artist is present 
  5. bernie 
  6. from up on poppy hill
  7. beyond the hills 
  8. this must be the place
  9. back to stay 
  10. nana
  11. your sister's sister
  12. sister
  13. sound of my voice
  14. two years at sea
  15. far out far east 
  16. klown
  17. sightseers
  18. holy motors

Sunday, July 15, 2012


I have two poems in UP Literature today. UP is edited by Carolyn DeCarlo and Ras Rashmarani. One is about flowers and one is about pedigree pooches.

Click on my Arcanine for a link to my poems.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


I followed an old man whose nose was so big it flopped over his mouth and when he spoke he had to hold it to one side else he would swallow it.

wellington zinefest 2012

I'm on the Wellington Zinefest committee this year. Seems cool and highly organised and a lot bigger than the Christchurch one. Pretty pumped to check out the stuff at the stalls. I'll be collating a new writing zine probably. And a comic one maybe. Had this idea for one with just screenshots of movies/the computer but not sure if it will print out/photocopy clearly. Had another idea for a John Cassavetes zine which would be cool maybe. And one of just lists. We'll see.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

tasty soup

Hamish's friend Ruby made an inspiring brocolli and violet-petal soup when I stayed last week so I decided to make my own version for Hamish when he came to stay last night. Mine was potato, leek, brocolli and blue cheese. Also butter. And cream. This is a good soup for those who like vegetables but don't care about getting fat. I bought 100g of blue cheese and put half of it in. It was the perfect amount - subtle, but enough that the only extra seasoning needed was salt and pepper. I made a big pot of it by softening onion and the leek in a hunk of butter and then boiling the potatoes and adding the brocolli in last. When the veges finished cooking I mixed in the cheese, let it cool then whizzed it up in the blender. It was a really nice thick consistency, but not too globby, also not too runny. When I heated it up again on the stove I stirred in a bit of cream. The pot I made served me and Hamish two servings each, I had one for dinner tonight and I have one more helping left. The whole experience was a bloody dream, and even better with the grilled flat-bread which I covered in oil and occasionally sprinkled with herbs and spices.

Sunday, July 1, 2012


Thanks to Willis Plummer for telling me about it, Buttercup McGillicuddy published my poem 'around the world' in the first issue of Habitat.