About Tim

Hello. I’m Tim Upperton, a writer, reviewer, teacher, student, and now blogger, living in Palmerston North, New Zealand. This blog is a diversion from my new day-job as a PhD candidate at Massey University. My PhD takes a close look – I think it does; it’s mostly unformed thoughts or impressions right now – at the poetry of Frederick Seidel. I’m reading lots and lots of literary theory and contemporary philosophy, but I don’t imagine much of that will find its way here. A PhD is a pretty solitary, pointy-headed pursuit, and I’d like to use this blog as an antidote to solitude and pointy-headedness – to commune with others about things that concern me in my daily life.  I hope these are things that concern you, too, and I’d be glad to hear what you have to say.

Please comment here, or email me at tim.upperton@gmail.com.

I write poems, and my first collection, A House on Fire, came out in 2009. An e-book with a sample nine poems from this collection is free to download.

Poems have been recently published in the New Zealand Listener, Best of the Best New Zealand Poems (Victoria University Press, 2011), and Villanelles (Everyman, 2012).

Other poems are scattered here and there on the Web:

2 Responses to About Tim

  • Dale anderson says:

    So when is the next presentation Of poetry that you and your group will be delivering, unfortunately I haven’t been able to attend the latest at the library… been loving what I have been reading though, although a complete novice of poetry…will be keen to hear something live

    • Tim says:

      Hello, Dale! I realise you wrote this comment a long time ago… Sorry for my delay in replying. I’ve done a couple of readings at the library and at Square Edge since you wrote, and I hope you’ve been able to get along. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the poems.
      Best wishes,

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