Siobhan Harvey

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Lecturer in Creative Writing

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 8706


Physical Address:

School of Language and Culture
Centre of Creative Writing
WT1210, WT Building
Corner Rutland and Wakefield Streets
Auckland Central.

Postal Address:

School of Language and Culture
AUT University
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1010.


  • BA (hons) in Creative Writing
  • MA in Creative Writing.

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • New Zealand Society of Authors
  • New Zealand Book Council
  • National Poetry Day Coordinator, 2008 — 2013
  • Poetry Editor, TAKAHE literary magazine, 2007 — May 2014
  • Co-organiser of Emerging Poets Competition, 2011 — present day
  • Editor for The Poetry Archive UK, 2011 — present day
  • Features writer and book reviewer for, amongst others, Landfall, Landfall Review Online, New Zealand Books, & Sunday Star Times
  • Guest Editor of journals such as JAAM 25, Poetry New Zealand 39 and 44.


Siobhan Harvey is the author of Cloudboy (Otago University Press, 2014) and, as co-editor, Essential New Zealand Poems (Penguin Random House NZ, 2014). She is a Lecturer at The Centre for Creative Writing, Auckland University of Technology.

Recently, her work has been published in Asia Literary Review (HK), Griffith Review 49 — New Asia (Aus), Sobotka Literary Review (US) and Stand (UK), amongst others. Her creative nonfiction has been published in Landfall, Pilgrimage (US) and Segue (US).

She's 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 and 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.

Teaching Areas:

Creative Writing:

  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Word/Art.

Research Areas:

Creative Writing:

  • Fiction
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Poetry.

Research Summary:

My research interests are writing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, editing and mentoring emerging writers in publication.

Current Research Projects:

Writing a series of poems based around political and social engagement.


June 2015: I'll be attending The New Zealand Association of Gifted Children 40th Anniversary Conference as a guest writer/speaker.


  • Cloudboy (Otago University Press, 2014)
  • Essential New Zealand Poems (co-editor), (Penguin Random House NZ, 2014)
  • Lost Relatives (Steele Roberts, 2011)
  • Our Own Kind: 100 New Zealand Poems about Animals (Random New Zealand, 2009).
  • Words Chosen Carefully: New Zealand Writers in Discussion (Cape Catley, 2010).


  • Runner-up 2015 Janet Frame Memorial Award
  • Shortlisted for 2014 Landfall Essay Competition
  • Runner-up 2014 New Zealand Poetry Society Poetry Competition
  • Winner of New Zealand's premier prize for poetry, 2013 Landfall Kathleen Grattan Award
  • Highly Commended 2013 Landfall Essay Competition
  • Runner-up 2012 Dorothy Porter Poetry Prize (Aus)
  • Shortlisted 2012 Janet Frame Memorial Award
  • Runner up 2012 Kevin Ireland Poetry Competition
  • Shortlisted for 2012 Big reTHINK Script Award (for a poetic-play)
  • Runner up in 2011 Landfall Essay Competition
  • Runner up in 2011 Kathleen Grattan Award for a Sequence of Poems
  • Nominated for 2011 Pushcart Prize for Poetry (US) 2009 Auckland Council Writer in Residence
  • Runner-up 2009 Bernard Gadd Memorial Poetry Competition (NZ)
  • Runner-up 2008 Bernard Gadd Memorial Poetry Competition (NZ).