grey rectangle with text reading Forthcoming Book My Pet Sounds Off: Translating the Beach Boys, Finishing Line Press, forthcoming 2020
cover of Excerpts from a Natural History by Holly Painter Excerpts from a Natural History. Titus Books, 2015.

Selected Poems

“Cryptic Crossword XIV” and “Cryptic Crossword XIX” Random Sample (2017).
“The Strait,” “Eight,” “Beside the Church,” “Feed Me,” Apologetics of a College Freshman,” “Gather in the outcasts, all who’ve gone astray,” “When you tire of your homeland,” “Comfortable Grunge,” “Defend the Holy General,” and “Retrospective” Alluvium (2017)
“Fish & Farm”; “Vertigo”; “Not a Gentleman”; “3am” Softblow (2016).

Selected Fiction

“Denny’s” Whiskey Paper (2014).
“Jean” Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet. Ed. Clifford Garstang. Press 53, 2014.
“Phillip’s Face” Sweet As: Contemporary Short Stories by New Zealanders. Eds. Blair Polly and Wendy Moore. 2014.


Associations and Affiliations

Association of Writers & Writing Programs
New Zealand Poetry Society
Asia Pacific Writers & Translators

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Creative writing, experimental poetry, intersections between poetry and philosophy, New Zealand literature, science fiction.


  • M.F.A. University of Canterbury, 2009


Office Location:

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Office Hours:

Spring 2020: Monday/Wednesday 3:15-4:30, or by appointment

Courses Taught

  • Written Expression