Joan Fleming

Joan Fleming’s latest book is Song of Less (Cordite Books, 2022), a verse novel exploring ritual, taboo and the limits of individualism in the ruins of ecological collapse. She is the author of the poetry collections The Same as Yes and Failed Love Poems (Te Herenga Waka Press), and the pamphlets Two Dreams In Which Things Are Taken (Duets) and Some People’s Favourites (Desperate Literature). She holds a PhD in ethnopoetics from Monash University, and the resulting manuscript Dirt was shortlisted for the Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest. Joan teaches creative writing for Massey University, and lives in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington.