Sam is a Wellington artist and writer, recently returned from a six year stint in the Wairarapa - where he remains on the board of Featherston Booktown (visit FBT 2020!) His first collection of poetry People from the pit stand up was published by VUP in 2018. He is currently working on a graduate diploma in biodiversity & ecology at Victoria University. Sam is represented by Bowen Galleries and has exhibited widely across New Zealand. During this Verb MicroResidency he will be collecting sounds, testing troublesome/choice lines out loud & cutting up, rearranging & generally tuning his new collection of poems.