Essays and articles

Introduction to Best New Zealand Poems 2005

Creative Reading — Afterword to Writing at the Edge of the Universe, edited by Mark Williams
(Canterbury University Press, November 2004)

Catholic With a Small c — in The Source of the Song: New Zealand Writers on Catholicism, edited by Mark Williams. Victoria University Press, 1995

Surviving Desire: The Poetry of John TranterLandfall 187, Autumn 1994.

The Ferris Wheel: The Making of a PoemSport 11, Spring 1993; Stout Centre Review, Sept 1993

Entertaining Possibilities: Six Contemporary New Zealand PoetsMeanjin (Melbourne) Vol 51 No 3, Spring 1992. Literary Half-Yearly (Mysore, India), 33,1, Jan 1992

Fusion Poetry: Bill Manhire, Chris Orsman, Gregory O'Brien, Vincent O'Sullivan and Elizabeth Smither — Stand (new series), vol 3 no. 3, Sept 2000

Louise Gluck and the Public Face of a Private ArtistThe New York Times, Nov 4, 2003

Adding Len Lye to the Book of 20th-Century ArtInternational Herald Tribune, May 4, 2001

Online and Onstage, Poetry Finds New HomesInternational Herald Tribune, October 5, 2000

Keri Hulme: Of Death and FishingThe Evening Post, Nov 5, 1994

Maurice Gee: Our Superb StorytellerThe Evening Post, July 3, 1993.