‘Gator’, one of the poems from Kingdom Animalia, has been chosen by Bernadette Hall as of the Best NZ Poems of 2011. You can read the poem on the BNZP site and/or listen to a recording of me reading it. There are plenty of wonderful poems on the site – I’m delighted to be part of such great company!
Tim Jones has been kind enough to interview me on his blog, about Kingdom Animalia. He also posted one of the poems from the book (‘A Life Blighted by Pythons’) as his Tuesday Poem. ‘Zot and the Axolotls’, also from the book, was chosen by Saradha Koirala as the Tuesday Poem hub poem recently.
I’ve only come across one review so far (early days), from the ODT, by Hamesh Wyatt. It finishes:
“Kingdom Animalia: The Escapades of Linnaeus will get under your skin something fierce. It’s neat to have something brand-new and shiny.”