Kape lives in Tairawhiti on the East Coast of New Zealand. Having enjoyed a full
working life and raised a family of four, she now cares full-time for her
disabled husband and spends a great deal of time in her fairly large garden.
However, first and foremost, she regards herself as a writer. She began
writing haiku a little over two years ago after seeing a WHC promotion in the
Guardian. Until then she had been writing mainly free verse and
short stories. It would be true to say she found haiku to be life changing. Her
work has appeared in writershood,
mothertongued and LYNX.
She also had the great honour to have an honourable mention in Mainchi
She took part in the Kasen Renku “On The Road to Basra” (http://renku.home.att.net/kasen/Basra.html)
led by Willam J Higginson in March/April 2003.