Fortune Cookies—weekend poetry reading

Here’s a video of my latest podcast episode, with 17 tiny poems, feather light. One might tell your fortune, so listen carefully. You’re invited to the launch of my new book, How To Be Old, at Unity Books, Wellington, on Tuesday 21 July at 12.30.

By the way, I did the drawings… while on a train to Paekakariki.

Thanks and praise to my donors who make it possible for me to do the work I love, and share it.



12 thoughts on “Fortune Cookies—weekend poetry reading

  1. Nyla Carroll says:

    Love it Rachel – just the tonic I needed after discovering a tissue in the washing machine! Fantastic drawings – certainly a woman of many talents…thanks for posting….

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Thank you Nyla — a tonic is exactly what I hope to be. Bummer about that tissue, ay?

  2. Good luck with your book, Rachel!

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Thanks Becky. So far so good, the first small edition has sold out.

      1. Wow…that’s great!

  3. Loved all of these Rachel and the drawings are getting very professional!

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Thank you Peter! I’m laughing, though.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my Drawings post. Congratulations on your book.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      My pleasure. And let’s keep on drawing.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    I like these short poems much more than I enjoy haiku ones. I loved especially the do or don’t go into the woods. Reminds me of the teddy bear’s picnic. The story of their creation also pleased me.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Yes, haiku have constraints that can freeze their appeal. Oh yes, those teddy bears! Thank you for watching my videos, Elizabeth, and for all your support.

      1. Elizabeth says:

        You are so welcome. I watched Friday on Monday, but they hit the spot nonetheless.

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