Kate Camp is well-established as a notable Wellington poet and miscellaneous author. Her accolades include the following: in 1999, the New Zealand Society of Authors Jessie Mackay Award, for a first book of poetry,

Unfamiliar Legends of the Stars

(1998), at the Montana Book Awards in 2003, Writer in Residence at the University of Waikato; in 2007, the Creative New Zealand Berlin Writers’ Residency; in 2010, the New Zealand Post Award for Poetry, for 

The Mirror of Simple Annihilated Souls

(2010); and in 2016, the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship.

Her memoir You Probably Think This Song Is About You (2022) deals with a series of aspects of the first thirty years or so of her life, and her later thoughts about them, often with startling frankness. The second chapter, entitled “I Wet

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