Debating success

Sometime haiku poet Sophia Frentz was co-organiser of the recent Australs Debating Tournament at Otago University in Dunedin – and despite stressing to the moon and back, she can consider it a job well done.

The university is also singing the praises of Sophia and her fellow organisers, the team from the Otago University Debating Society and judges from OUDS. Read that here (low-resolution pic, but Sophia is glam in the blue dress in front). See more of Sophia and Australs here.

walking home –
the next bus stop
even brighter

– Sophia Frentz, Ice Diver (NZPS anthology, 2011)

Sophia has recently moved to Melbourne to begin another round of study.

While in Long Beach for last year’s Haiku North America, Sophia was interviewed by the LA Weekly about haiku. Read that story here.


LA Weekly

When Sophia and I went at Haiku North America in California, she was interviewed by someone from LA Weekly, an arts and entertainment paper, and had a special photo session. Well, the piece finally appeared – just 2 months after the event! Read it here. 


Sophia Frentz at the regional reading at Haiku North America. Pictured beside her are Margaret Beverland (left) and Sandra Simpson.


Apologies to Margaret Beverland, who is quoted in the piece as Margaret McGee! Not quite sure how that happened except that the reporter had a brain fade.