Meg Mundell

Kiwi-born Meg Mundell wrote the acclaimed novel Black Glass (2011) and the short story collection Things I Did for Money (2013, both Scribe). Since moving to Melbourne in the late 1990s she has published fiction, essays and journalism in Meanjin, Eureka Street, Best Australian Stories, New Australian Stories, Sleepers Almanac, Australian Book Review, The Age, The Monthly, Sydney Morning Herald and other places. She is now looking after her young son, writing a second novel, and finishing a PhD exploring how writers use experiential techniques to evoke sense of place.

Recalling the Poet: Childhood Memories of Sam Hunt

In an awkward clash of cliché and fact, I grew up on a sheep farm in New Zealand, in a house owned by a former All Black. In this steep green place, where the melodic peals of bellbirds rang out from ferny valleys and the lambs shat in your gumboots if you left them out overnight, I met my first poet. His name is Sam Hunt, and I owe him an apology.

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