Paula Harris

Paula Harris is an award-winning poet and accidental essayist. Her poetry chapbook “i make men like you die sweetly” is being published in the US by dancing girl press in September 2019. You can read more of her writing at paulaharris.co.nz. Instagram: @paulaharris_poet Facebook: @paulaharrispoet

Books
Aug 19, 2019

How shit I am: a poet on her first slam

Prolific, award-winning Palmerston North poet Paula Harris somehow manages to be stroppy and properly vulnerable all at once. Here, she writes about her first slam competition – and why she cried all the way home. 

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Food
Dec 25, 2018

That one time I spent Christmas with Alison Holst

A chance encounter leads to a Christmas-phobe having a magical dinner with the first lady of New Zealand food.

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Books
Oct 29, 2018

On being sectioned on Friday the 13th

A personal essay by Paula Harris: "I was admitted, under the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992, to the secure unit of the psychiatric ward just after noon on Friday the..."

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Society
Oct 22, 2018

Her name was Allie

Writer and poet Paula Harris reflects on a childhood friend's experience with abuse - and how her upbringing affected how she viewed that abuse.

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Books
Aug 20, 2018

The Monday Poem: ‘if I were a queen, I would start wars out of sexual frustration’ by Paula Harris

All week this week we present new verse, to celebrate National Poetry Day on Friday. Today's poet: Paula Harris of Palmerston North.

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Books
Mar 2, 2018

The Friday Poem: ‘the life expectancy of a cloud’ by Paula Harris

New verse by Palmerston North poet Paula Harris.

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Society
Nov 4, 2017

On Tuesdays I go to the pharmacy

A personal memoir of mental health, by Paula Harris.

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