‘Beautiful and imperfect plans’: A Conversation with Gregory Kan

A few years ago a publisher friend talked to me about Gregory Kan’s work. ‘It’s new – interesting,’ she said, and then, ‘you should read it.’ Some time later Kan’s first manuscript was shortlisted for the Kathleen Grattan Poetry Prize, and not long after I read his essay ‘Borrowed Lungs: My Life as a Conscript’ … Continue reading ‘Beautiful and imperfect plans’: A Conversation with Gregory Kan

Tuesday Poem: ‘Shipwrecker’ by Nina Powles

Shipwrecker Kaikoura, 1844 She plants daisies in a corner plotted out with bones pulled from the ribcage of a sperm whale. Her favourite thing hangs by the front door - a string of whale's teeth polished wonderfully bright. Her father brought them home for her eighth birthday which was a particularly good day for whaling. … Continue reading Tuesday Poem: ‘Shipwrecker’ by Nina Powles