Dorothy Howie: 2024
2023, 2018, 2017, 2016

Dorothy Howie: 2024
2023, 2018, 2017, 2016

Dorothy Howie: 2024
2023, 2018, 2017, 2016
756 1134 Michael King Writers Centre

Dr. Dorothy Howie is an honorary researcher in the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland. She is the author of two books on the teaching of thinking, and is currently writing one on the voice of the child and young person with learning disability.

In recent years she has been writing and publishing poetry, and her publications are detailed below.

She lives in Dunedin, so has appreciated being able to stay in the room available to be rented by writers at the Michael King Centre, while working in Auckland, and also writing.

Poetry publication in Journals.

The first attempt to publish poetry was made in 2010, with the first publication below, in Poetry New Zealand. The following lists some of the other poetry publications:‘In the between’ in Poetry New Zealand.  ‘Blackberrying in high places’ in Tui Motu.  ‘No’ in Otago Daily Times.  ‘Protected’ in Takahê.  ‘On a death’ in Broadsheet.  ‘Laguna’ in Broadsheet.  ‘A Baxter triptych’ in Broadsheet.  ‘An epiphany’ in Broadsheet.   ‘An unravelling’ in Poetry New Zealand.  ‘In the gaps’ in Poetry New Zealand.  ‘Lunacy’ in Blackmail Press.  ‘Ruru’ in Blackmail Press.

 Prose: Response to ‘Poetry as a survival mechanism’ Poetry New Zealand,Issue 43.

Inclusion in collection: In 2020 the poem ‘Mirages’ was one of 8 poems included in the Collection Eight Poems 2020 by New Zealand Poets, a handprinted book by Tara McLeod, Pear Tree Press. (It included poems by leading New Zealand poets such as Alistair Paterson, Kevin Ireland, Siobhan Harvey and Roger Horrocks.)

Poetry Books:‘Twin Threads’. Limited edition, hand printed by Frayed Frisket Press, 2014.

‘Threading Between’. Published by Steele Roberts, 2017.

(A June 2018 Landfall Review on line of ‘Threading Between’ by Siobhan Harvey was very positive, beginning with the following: ‘Academic and poet Dorothy Howie’s second collection ‘Threading Between’ is a lyrical, philosophical inquiry into the substance of being’.)

‘Golden Threads’, Limited edition, by the Thread Press, 2017.

(The preparation of this work was supported by a grant from Creative New Zealand.)

Work is completed on a collection to be called ‘Threads and Thresholds’, with a long poem ‘Meditations on the Duino Elegies’. This  will be published by Roger Steele in 2023.

Current poetry writing is towards a poetry collection to be called ‘Voices Threading Between’.