Janet Charman

Guest writer

Janet Charman (born 1954) lives in Avondale and writes poetry and essays. Her ninth poetry collection, The Pistils (Otago University Press) is out now. Her sixth, Cold Snack, won the Best Book of Poetry award at the 2008 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. A monograph "SMOKING: The Homoerotic Subtext of Man Alone, A Matrixial Reading" (Genrebooks, Dunedin, 2018), is free to download at: http://www.genrebooks.co.nz, with a hardcopy forthcoming from Steele Roberts.