Paula Harris

Paula Harris is the author of an essay in Headlands: New stories of anxiety, published by Victoria University Press in October 2018, and also has three spectacular poems in the anthology The Friday Poem, published by Luncheon Sausage Books in October 2018. She won the 2018 Janet B McCabe Poetry Prize. Paula was born in Palmerston North in 1973.

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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