Monthly Archives: April 2013

Toileachas

Meg Bateman was born in Edinburgh and teaches at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in Skye. She has co-edited and translated three anthologies of Gaelic medieval, 17th century and religious verse. Her own poetry collections, Aotromachd/ Lightness and Soirbheas/ Fair Wind, were … Continue reading

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Peter the potter

Throwing a pot on a wheel is like drawing or painting in three dimensions, and it takes a great deal of skill and practice to do well.  When I put a handle on a mug or a teapot, I am … Continue reading

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Off to Timor

Still determined I’ll have something for the show. I may need to send it matted rather than framed from Timor though! Click on The Artists and select Katy Buess to find out what she is up to in Timor.

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September 15

SAVE THIS DATE NOW! It’s our fifth birthday in September and we’re celebrating!!!! Poems in the Waiting Room presents Four Poets at “Bellamys at Five” Come along and hear Brian Turner, Emma Neale, David Eggleton, and Kay McKenzie Cooke read … Continue reading

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Anna Woodford

Last night I received Anna’s bio and photo with an offer of two poems if I was interested. Tonight I received her response to my, “yes please. “ Two vaguely political poems then:  not on purpose, just selected because they’re … Continue reading

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The hand that nurtures

We’re regularly drawn to Wanaka for our autumn holiday. The colours are fantastic, there are plenty of leaf scuffing opportunities, the days are crisp and the evenings snuggly cool.  Whenever we arrive the first place I always head for is … Continue reading

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Shadow Play

My first solo exhibition in Greymouth was called The Other Side of “Away”. West Coasters speak of anywhere except the West Coast as Away, so the other side of Away was, of course, the West Coast, and the small paintings … Continue reading

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Safe landing

I arrived here on a boat with my family from Britain in 1968 and the harbour was magnificent – one of those magically calm days with not a breath of wind or touch of cloud. The place is always that … Continue reading

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Old sheds and an artist

In 1981 we moved from our King Country farm to a lifestyle block in the Orinoco Valley near Motueka, a beautiful place with hills, rivers and mountains, and nearby beaches.There were plenty of old rustic sheds on our block and … Continue reading

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On the road again

Riverton has always felt like home to me, it was a terrific community for a child to be brought up in. When I was nine we moved to Timaru and after five years there, headed south again to Stirling in … Continue reading

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