I hold a PhD in Gender and Women's Studies at Victoria University, I have written 10 books of poetry, 5 novels, and non-fiction work. I have had work in several art exhibitions. I run a second hand bookshop specialising in rare and old books. I was born in Auckland in 1950, the year of the tiger in October, the month of Our Lady. I have lived in New Zealand all my life, but in several places. I have a website for my publishing; www.earlofseacliff.co.nz My personal website is http://michaeloleary.wordpress.com A CD of songs based on my poetry called 'Fences Fall' is available for purchase on iTunes and at www.amplifier.co.nz At present I am working on a book of my art works over 40 years titled 'Artist'