Whilst I have been hibernating in the depths of the frosty snow-storms of a UK winter, those industrious light-filled Southern Hemisphere Wellingtonians have been super busy putting out the latest issue of JAAM. I am a little late on the uptake posting this, as Christmas and Berlin intervened, but I have been eagerly poring over the summer issue for the past month, so I wanted to appreciatively nod to the new issue in all its splendour. The talented poet and academic Anna Jackson and her editorial team put together this issue and organised an intimate launch in December, kudos to them for such a stunning publication (love the Ingrid Boberg cover photograph)!
I feel very honoured to have two poems within JAAM 30′s pages – ‘The Hare’ and ‘The Bees’. I am joined in this issue by many of my fellow Tuesday Poem poets, so I’ve been indulging in dipping in to their poems and also seeing the new work of many other talented New Zealand poets. Of course, many thanks to Helen and Clare for managing such a fab collection. Buy a copy and support NZ poetry!