BOOKS​

 

rfaf-v2REQUIEM FOR A FRUIT

Second book of poems, released December 2021 

Published by We Are Babies Press.

 

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OneHumanLaunchPosterOne​ ​Human​ ​in​ ​Height​, ​Hue​ ​&​ ​Cry​ ​Press, 2013

Select reviews:

‘…The​ ​balance​ ​between​ ​the​ ​matter-of-fact​ ​tone,​ ​the​ ​surreal​ ​situation​ ​and​ ​the​ ​yearning​ ​for human​ ​contact​ ​is​ ​stunning​ ​…​ ​O’Neill’s​ ​tongue​ ​sings,​ ​her​ ​eye​ ​is​ ​objective,​ ​her​ ​heart compassionate.’​ ​​-​ ​NZ​ ​Listener

‘I​ ​think​ ​this​ ​a​ ​magnificent​ ​piece​ ​of​ ​writing…’​ ​​Gregory​ ​O’Brien,​ ​Saturday​ ​Morning,​ ​Radio​ ​NZ

‘Unarmed​ ​is​ ​the​ ​perfect​ ​word​ ​to​ ​sum​ ​up​ ​the​ ​sensation​ ​generated​ ​by​ ​reading​ ​Rachel​ ​O’Neill’s clever,​ ​thought-provoking​ ​first​ ​book.’​ ​​-​ ​Siobhan​ ​Harvey,​ ​Beattie’s​ ​Book​ ​Blog

‘This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​glorious​ ​debut.​ ​These​ ​poems​ ​show​ ​the​ ​way​ ​you​ ​can​ ​hold​ ​any​ ​occasion,​ ​object, person​ ​or​ ​place​ ​in​ ​your​ ​mind​ ​and,​ ​like​ ​a​ ​prism,​ ​watch​ ​it​ ​shimmer​ ​and​ ​shine​ ​with​ ​little​ ​stories that​ ​hook​ ​tufts​ ​of​ ​truth​ ​and​ ​fabrication,​ ​self​ ​and​ ​knowing,​ ​illusions​ ​and​ ​strange​ ​kinks,​ ​and everyday​ ​bric-a-brac.​ ​I​ ​am​ ​in​ ​love​ ​with​ ​this​ ​book.’​ ​​ -​​ ​ ​Paula​ ​Green

OTHER PUBLISHED WORKS

Maukatere:​ ​Floating​ ​Mountain​ by ​Bernadette​ ​Hall,​ ​illustrations​ ​by​ ​Rachel​ ​O’Neill,​ ​Seraph​ ​Press 2016
The Long and the Short of It, 2011. The best stories over 10,000 words and under 1000 words as judged by Elizabeth Knox, Bill Manhire and Emily Perkins: Highly commended (under 1000 words): ‘The Orienteer’ by Rachel O’Neill

LITERARY PUBLICATION

Out Here: An Anthology of Takatāpui and LGBTQIA+ Writers from Aotearoa (AUP, 2021), The Best Small Fictions 2021 (Sonder Press), Sweet Mammalian 7, Stasis Journal, Best New Zealand Poems 2019, Landfall 238, Sport 47, Food Court and Salty zine, Minarets X, Wild Honey: Reading New Zealand Women’s Poetry (​ MUP)​, Landfall 237, Bonsai: Best small stories from Aotearoa New Zealand (CUP), ​Sport 46 & 45, Minarets 7 & 6, Mimicry 4 & 3, Capital Magazine, Cordite Poetry Review, Sweet Mammalian, Best New Zealand Poems ​2011 & 2013, Pānui Poetry Posters series, ​Hue & Cry​ 8, 7, 6, ​Brief​ 46, ​Takahe​ 72, ​JAAM ​28, ​Turbine​, ​Paper Radio, blackmail press.

REVIEWS, CREATIVE NON-FICTION AND CRITICAL WRITING

Art New Zealand, The Pantograph Punch, Radio NZ, Metro, Booksellers NZ, ArtZone, Kava Club, Canary Annual, 2nd Enjoy Journal, Crease Magazine, Booknotes magazine, and publications by Enjoy Public Art Gallery, The Physics Room, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Blue Oyster gallery