Chris Holdaway (b. 1989) is a poet, publisher, and translator from Aotearoa / New Zealand. He is a co-founder and director of Compound Press, as well as a founding editor of the Minarets poetry journal. He received his MA(Hons) in linguistics from the University of Auckland, and his MFA in poetry from the University of Notre Dame.

Selected publications:

(May 2022): Gorse Poems (collection, Titus Books)
(Jan 2018): HIGH-TENSION/FASHION (chapbook, Greying Ghost)

(May 2021): Western Humanities Review, Issue 75.1 Spring 2021; "Love in the time of time"
(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"

(Aug 2021): Cordite 102: GAME; "Erasure Poetry As Outsourcing the Lexicon with Reference to Srikanth Reddy’s Voyager and M NourbeSe Philip’s Zong!"
(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