Gregory Kan is a writer based in Auckland. He completed a BA at the University of Auckland and an MA in Creative Writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University. His first manuscript, a series of poems, was shortlisted for the Kathleen Grattan poetry prize in 2013. Gregory’s most recent series of poems, ‘A holding apart of air’, features in the catalogue for the exhibition What Is a Life? by the painter Kim Pieters, at the Adam Art Gallery, Wellington. He currently works as a web developer and systems engineer. Other interests include the architecture of fried cheese snacks, and power.