Tim Saunders

Tim Saunders farms sheep and beef near Palmerston North in New Zealand. He has had poetry and short stories published in Turbine|Kapohau, takahē, Landfall, Poetry NZ Yearbook and Flash Frontier. He won the 2018 Mindfood Magazine Short Story Competition, placed third in the 2019 and 2020 New Zealand National Flash Fiction Day Awards, and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2021. His book, This Farming Life, was published by Allen & Unwin in August, 2020.

Tim Saunders: Catching the Light

“Do you think the moon has any memory of who we are?” you ask as we walk slowly through puddled paddocks. Mud sticks to my gumboots, building up in big chunks on the soles until my legs feel too heavy to lift.

Tim Saunders: Extras: The River and the Moon

Extras: bonus content to complement the works in our issues: commentary, stories, interviews, and more. Picking up on the imagery of his haunting piece Catching the Light in Issue 15, Tim Saunders reflects on the Ōroua river, the moon, and inspiration.