Chris Holdaway (b. 1989) is a co-founder & director of Compound Press, as well as a founding editor of min–a–rets poetry journal. He received his MA(Hons) in linguistics from the University of Auckland, & his MFA in poetry from the University of Notre Dame. He is a cosmology & high-energy particle physics enthusiast, & currently engaged in an arms race with himself to build ever larger star-tetrahedron / merkaba structures.

Selected publications:

(Oct 2021): Gorse Poems (collection, Titus Books)
(Jan 2018): HIGH-TENSION/FASHION (chapbook, Greying Ghost)

(May 2021): Landfall 241; from "Parihaka/Pātaka Kai"
(Apr 2021): Rabbit 32: Form; "Kayaköy, or: Blue Ruin"
(Mar 2021): Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2021; 2 poems
(Jan 2021): Milly Magazine; "Penitential Terms"
(Nov 2020): Mayhem Issue 8; "Fugue/Waiata"
(Nov 2020): Oscen Issue 5: Myths; An economy based entirely on Stolen Valour
(Jun 2020): Unearthed Spring 2020; 2 poems
(Apr 2020) Shearsman Magazine Issue 123/124; 2 poems
(Mar 2020): Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2020; "Albany"
(Feb 2020): Cordite 95: EARTH; "Dark Crystals"
(Nov 2019): Cordite 93: PEACH; "Floating point"
(Apr 2019): Oversound Issue 5; "Caterpillar Valley"
(Jul 2018): past simple Issue 14; "Deep unkind"
(Jul 2017): The Seattle Review Vol. 9, No. 1 & 2; "SCORE: A complete description"
(Jan 2017): Cream City Review 40.2; 2 poems from "Landing August"

(Nov 2019): Ka Mate Ka Ora Number 17; "Pictures of Lack: David Merritt"
(Jun 2019): Jacket2 Extreme Texts Feature; "A spring in one's death, Or: A fountain of youth/doom in Middle English lyric"
(Dec 2016): FANZINE; "The Rule of Tincture: On Emily Wilson's The Great Medieval Yellows"

Complete list of publications / mail: chris [at] compoundpress [dot] org

Reading at the Hammes Bookstore
University of Notre Dame, 15 April 2015

MFA Thesis Reading, Philbin Studio Theatre
University of Notre Dame, 20 April 2016