I am a writer and critic born in Aotearoa and based in the UK. I completed my Master of Arts at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington in 2023, with research focused on contemporary Palestinian poetry written in the diaspora.
I write about poetry, Palestine and politics.
Recent articles and interviews
Fuck lectures about sonnets: on Noor Hindi
Cordite Poetry Review
Interview: cross-struggle solidarity
Resistance literature, now
The poet of Palestine
Forty years on: the Sabra & Shatila massacre
Justice for Palestine
Recent conferences & lectures
Don Mee Choi: DMZ Colony and anti-neocolonial ways of reading
Guest lecture for Postcolonial literature at Victoria University of Wellington, April 2023
Drawing on Don Mee Choi's talk, Translation as a Mode, this lecture thought with how poetic meaning-making can be framed as an anti-neocolonial mode, resisting or subverting neocolonial power structures and ways of reading.
Noor Hindi: reading in / reading out
Literatures of occupation conference in Wellington, February 2023
Reading Noor Hindi's viral poem, 'Fuck your lecture on craft, my people are dying,' this conference paper reckoned with the poem's challenge to and complicated relationship with craft.
Reading in community: resistance literature now
Justice for Palestine, July 2023
Reflecting on the legacy of Palestinian resistance literature, this talk considered new ways of thinking about and reading contemporary Palestinian writing in the post-Oslo, post-millenial, post-Intifada period.
Chapter in Te Whāriki: Essays on New Poetry in Aotearoa (under contract, AUP).