New Zealand

It was such an adventure to travel all the way to New Zealand earlier this month, and all in the name of poetry! My gratitude to festival directors Claire Mabey and Andrew Laking for taking such good care of me, and to all those who made my stay so interesting: Vana Manasiadis, Scotty Morrison, Brian Morris, Kaveh Akbar, Raymond Antrobus, Kim Hill, Vanessa Rushton for her beautiful photography, Culture Ireland for their generous funding, the wonderful audiences who came to my events, and to all the many, many others who showed me such kindness during my stay. Thank you LitCrawl, I will never forget this adventure in Wellington!