Erica Stretton

Erica Stretton lives in Tāmaki Makaurau and is coordinator of National Poetry Day. She completed a Masters in Creative Writing (First Class Honours) from the University of Auckland in 2018 and was awarded a NZSA mentorship to continue work on her masters novel. Her work has been published in Mayhem, Katherine Mansfield Studies, and The Three Lamps, and is forthcoming in a Cloud Ink Press anthology.

Erica Stretton: Fairlie Island

Every year in spring, the shearwaters and terns return to Fairlie Island, spiralling in from their long migration, exhausted and hungry.