most poets/artists live on appreciation and critique from friends and family, and i am deeply thankful to all the comments i have received. rather extra chuffed, though, to hear that amnesty international (aotearoa new zealand) has recognised one of my poems, ‘in your language, not mine‘, and might be publishing it in their next mag.

much thanks to poets Tim Heath and Helen Tionisio who chose the poem, and actress Elizabeth McRae who read it out on courage day. special thanks to the subversifpoet who submitted the poem in the first place!

i feel particularly glad that this is not a prize that is *only literary, so to speak.


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