Here you will find out about the latest events Elizabeth has been involved in, any media coverage of her work, and access sneak peaks at her books as they develop.


December 6, 2019: Family Instructions Upon Release was number 2 in the week’s biggest-selling New Zealand books, as recorded by the Nielsen BookScan New Zealand bestseller list, reported on The Newsroom.

December 3, 2019: Elizabeth spoke with Andrew about her book Family Instructions Upon Release, on Rhema, New Zealand’s Christian radio network. The interview is online here.

November 29, 2019: Family Instruction Upon Release was the number 1 bestseller in the Unity Auckland bookseller chart.

November 22, 2019: Elizabeth spoke with Radio New Zealand host, Jesse Mulligan, about her new collection, Family Instructions Upon Release. Listen to the interview here.

November 21, 2019: Elizabeth will be joining award-winner author, Kirsten Warner to talk about their provocative books about fathers and trauma that push the boundaries:

To My Father
Thursday, November 21, 2019
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Glen Eden Library
12 Glendale Road, Auckland

October 18, 2019: Elizabeth’s debut poetry collection, Family Instructions Upon Release, is now available for pre-order online through publisher The Cuba Press. Launch event on 23 November. Learn more about the collection on the Books page.


July 2, 2019: Great to be involved in another NZSA Auckland Branch ‘Literary Lounge Series’ event with NZSA CEO Jenny Nagle. The best publishing advice you can squeeze into an hour!

June 11, 2019:
Very fun to be involved in the NZSA Auckland Branch ‘Literary Lounge Series’ where I interviewed Adam Dudding and Steve Braunias for ‘Journalists in Conversation.’

June 4, 2019:
So, I know we are meant to be “cool” about this sort of stuff (there was a reason the humble-brag was invented!) but when I heard Harry Ricketts include me in a list of new poets he thought would grow to be “terrific presences” – and then talk about my typographic poem – I was just too happy to be cool!! This is a link to his review of Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2019 (edited by Jack Ross, published by Massey University Press) on RNZ.

November 22, 2018: Elizabeth’s poem ‘A Matter of Timing’ has been published in Landfall 236: Spring 2018

November 08, 2018: Elizabeth’s poems ‘His Little Apologies’ and ‘Her Warning Signs’ have been published in the 2018 New Zealand Poetry Society Anthology, The Unnecessary Invention of Punctuation, which is now available to purchase.

September 7, 2018: Elizabeth’s poem ‘Her Warning Signs’ has been Highly Commended in the 2018 International Poetry Competition.  Click on the link to read the full judges’ report.

December 11, 2017: Elizabeth had two poems – ‘ ‘Placing Blame’ and ‘Her Son Gets A Casting Call’  published in takahe 91.