Gregory Kan is a writer based in Auckland. His first manuscript, a series of poems, was shortlisted for the Kathleen Grattan Poetry Prize in 2013. Kanas most recent series of poems, aA holding apart of aira, features in the catalogue for the exhibition what is a life? by the painter Kim Pieters, at the Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, and his work is featured or forthcoming in literary journals such as brief, Hue & Cry, otoliths, Percutio, Sport and Turbine. Kan was also featured in a" and gave the name to a" Paper Boat: Moments in the Life of a Book (video.lumiere.net.nz/paper-boat/), a short film directed by Alex Mitcalfe Wilson.