Winter sunset

While I was minding the Gallery two afternoons last week Emma was working away in the back room framing. Now and then I’d pop in and watch what she was doing, ask a few questions and then wander back out to the Gallery, happy in the knowledge that my art, poetry, didn’t require framing! Click … Continue reading


Bronwyn Mohring created this amazing ceramic work in response to Karen Peterson Butterworth’s haiku as written above. When I interviewed Bronwyn I had an idea her work would include owls and maybe box brownies but I had no idea how she was going to work them into her selected haiku. A fantastic magical response wouldn’t you … Continue reading

Don’t forget

Don’t forget the poets!!! The haiku poets appeared  here early on in the project but since then the artists have taken centre stage. The haiku poets are the backbone of our project so I thought it was time we highlighted their contribution. Check out their bios over at the heading The Poets. I had hoped … Continue reading

Karen Peterson Butterworth

Karen Peterson Butterworth grew up in Catlins, South Otago, and now lives and writes in Otaki. Winner of the 2001 BNZ/Katherine Mansfield Essay Competition, she has published three non-fiction and two poetry books and had stories and poems published in New Zealand and overseas journals and anthologies. She jointly edited (with Nola Borrell) the 2008 … Continue reading