On Friday I took part in a public poetry reading at the Christchurch Central library with Frankie McMillan, Michael Harlow, Ross Brighton, David Gregory and Bernadette Hall.
At the beginning of my reading a made a throwaway remark. It’s been pointed out to me that the comment sounded as though it was intended as a dig at the readers who went before me. It most definitely wasn’t intended that way, but was, in retrospect, a really stupid thing to say.
I am so very sorry for spoiling what was otherwise a lovely event. To all concerned, I offer my sincere apologies.