Sport 22: Autumn 1999
Elena Aleksieva is 22 and a graduate of Economics in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has published two poetry collections, Ladder of the heart and A face of angel-executor. Her stories appear in various literary publications in Sofia.
Guy Allan lives in Auckland and works for the PPTA.
Claire Baylis is a Wellington writer, a Senior Lecturer in Law, and a mum. She completed the creative writing course at Victoria University in 1995 and is currently working on a novel.
Diana Bridge's two books of poems are Landscape with Lines (AUP 1996) and The Girls on the Wall (AUP 1999).
Kate Camp's first book of poems is Unfamiliar Legends of the Stars (VUP 1998), and a story is to appear in The Picnic Virgin: New Writers (chosen by Emily Perkins, VUP 1999). Kate thanks Arabella Close for ‘Arabella's very good story’.
Tim Corballis was born 27 years ago in Montreal, and has since accumulated degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He lives in Dunedin. A story is to appear in The Picnic Virgin: New Writers (chosen by Emily Perkins, VUP 1999).
Stephanie de Montalk lives in Wellington. She is researching a biography of her cousin, Count Potocki de Montalk.
Hamish Dewe> has been co-editor of the Auckland journal Salt and is gladly swapping librarianship for study.
Willard Douglas is an Auckland-based poet; his poem ‘Fantasy’ appeared in the Listener.
Patrick Evans has lived since 1948 in Christchurch, and has taught at Canterbury University since 1967. He is the author of The Penguin History of New Zealand Literature (1990), as well as two books on Janet Frame, two novels, short stories, critical articles and plays. ‘Mr Henry Potts’ is from a longer work, installments of which appeared in Sport 19, 20 and 21.
Fiona Farrell's new collection of poems, The Inhabited Initial, is forthcoming from AUP. Author's note: ‘Inhabited initial is the formal calligraphic term for the decorated capital letters in medieval manuscripts. These are poems about the human scrambling around letters and speech and, in particular, about its formation around that miraculous device, the alphabet. Each poem is a meditation on the letter, its ancient Semitic pictogrammatic original, and some of its accretion of meaning.’
Anna Jackson tutors modern poetry at the University of Auckland. Her first collection of poetry is forthcoming from AUP, and a short story in The Picnic Virgin: New Writers (chosen by Emily Perkins, VUP 1999).
Andrew Johnston lives in Paris. The Open Window, a ‘new and selected poems’, has recently been published by Arc in the UK.
Lloyd Jones's latest novel, Choo Woo, was published by VUP in 1998, and by Penguin Australia in 1999.
Kapka Kassabova was born in Bulgaria and moved to New Zealand six years ago. Her poetry collection All roads lead to the sea was Best First Poetry Book in the 1998 Montana NZ Book Awards. Her second poetry collection, Dismemberment, was published in 1998 by AUP, and her first novel, Reconnaissance, by Penguin in 1999.page 160
Alan Knowles was born in Queenstown and is now Wellington-based as an art/documentary photographer. He is the author of Chasing Fancy, a book of photographs and poems, and his work has been exhibited regularly in Wellington. He was the 1996 Photographer in Residence at the New Zealand School of Dance, and represented independent photographers on the Fotofest 98 Executive and organised their exhibitions.
Koenraad Kuiper teaches Linguistics at the University of Canterbury and has published two volumes of poems.
David Langman is principal of Galerie Langman, and is completing a PhD on New Zealand photography at Victoria University.
Emma Lew's first collection of poems, The Wild Reply, was published in Melbourne in 1997.
David Llewellin lives in Auckland.
Sue Matthew is was born in Hamilton in 1963 and lives in Wellington. A Whitireia Writing Course graduate, she has had work published in NZ Short Short Stories 2, Takahe, JAAM and the NZ School Journal.
John McCrystal is an Auckland writer. His last published story, ‘Life and Times’, won the 1997 Tandem Press Short Short Story competition.
Dennis McEldowney is the author of a number of books drawn from his extensive diaries, including Full of the Warm South (1983), Shaking the Bee Tree (1992) and Then and There: A 1970s Diary (1995). Recent stories have appeared in Landfall and Sport.
Sally Ann McIntyre is a 24-year-old displaced Australian who lives in Christchurch, where she studies philosophy, art theory and literature, edits the Arts section of the Canterbury University student magazine, does volunteer work in art galleries, and plays ambient electronica on student radio. Her poetry has appeared in Sport and Landfall.
Frankie McMillan (formerly Harris) lives in Golden Bay. She has published stories in Sport, and in 1998 completed the MA in Creative Writing at Victoria. She is currently working on a collection of short stories.
G.J. Melling is a Wellington architect/poet.
James Norcliffe lives in Christchurch. His second collection of poems was shortlisted for the 1994 NZ Book Awards, and his third, A Kind of Kingdom, was published by VUP in 1998.
Jenni Quilter would like to become a virtuoso ukelele player when she finally finishes her BA at Auckland University.
Alex Scobie has lived in Wellington since 1958 and taught Classics at Victoria University until 1989. His poems have appeared in Sport 11 and 19, and Dem Dichter Des Lesens (ed. Hansgerd Delbrück, Attempto Verlag, Tübingen, 1997), a festschrift for Paul Hoffmann.
Louise White lives in Wellington. Two of her poems were published in Sport 20.
Pat White lives at Gladstone, in the Wairarapa. He works as a librarian, and has written poetry and painted for decades. His sixth book of poetry, Drought; and other intimacies, is due out soon.
Cherry Wilder published poems in Poetry NZ and received a £5 young poet's award from Louis Johnson and James K. Baxter in 1952. She has recently returned to live in New Zealand after living overseas for many years, during which time she published genre novels and short stories. A story has just appeared in Year's Best Science Fiction no. 6 (ed. Gardner Dozois).