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Alchemy: from poem to song

I first met music educator and singer, Audrey Bashore, when she taught my son at the Kindermusik early years music studio in Hamburg. A few years later, Audrey asked me if I’d be interested in collaborating with her and jazz composer Lisa Stick to turn one of my poems into a song. That’s how I […]

Goethe Institute Interview 1/2

For me, German is first and foremost a pragmatic language that has to do with dealing with authorities and buying groceries, an everyday language. But my inner world is English, and to externalise this I use the appropriate means. For me, writing poetry in my native language is also about re-centering myself within a language which links me to an earlier life in New Zealand.