Siobhan Harvey

Siobhan Harvey is the author of the poetry collections Cloudboy (Otago University Press, 2014) and Lost Relatives (Steele Roberts, 2011), and, as editor, Essential New Zealand Poems (Penguin Random House NZ, 2014), Words Chosen Carefully: New Zealand Writers in Discussion (Cape Catley, 2010) and Our Own Kind: 100 New Zealand Poems about Animals (Random House NZ, 2009). She is a Lecturer at The Centre for Creative Writing, Auckland University of Technology and has taught creative writing across New Zealand and the UK. She has appeared in literary festivals from Manchester (UK) to Ubud (Indonesia) and the Queensland Poetry Festival (Australia) as well as local festivals like Auckland Writers and Readers, Christchurch Word Literary Festival, Going West and Ruapehu Literary Festival. Her poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in journals and anthologies in New Zealand, Australia, the US and Europe. Most recently her work has appeared in AtlasBlue Five Journal (US), Griffith Review (Aus), Segue (US), Stand (UK) and Structo (UK), as well as the anthology Leaving the Red Zone: Poems about the Christchurch Earthquake. She was shortlisted for the 2015 Janet Frame Memorial Award, won New Zealand’s richest prize for poetry, 2013 Kathleen Grattan Award for Poetry, and was runner-up in 2015 & 2014 New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition, 2012 Dorothy Porter Poetry Prize (Aus), 2012 Kevin Ireland Poetry Competition and 2011 Landfall Essay Prize, as well as being nominated for the Pushcart Prize (US). The Poetry Archive (UK) holds a ‘Poet’s Page’ devoted to her work..

 Siobhan has worked as a New Zealand Society of Authors literary activist (co organizing the NZSA Writers Lounge events) and as a mentor, guiding many mentees into their first publications including Kerrin P. Sharpe, Maris O'Rourke, 2016 Ockham Book Prize long-listed author, Leilani Tamu and 2016 Ockham Book Award short-listed author and winner of Best First Book of Poetry, Chris Tse.


  • Poetry
  • Short Stories


  • Competition Judging
  • Manuscript Assessment
  • Mentoring
  • Poetry Readings