Carrying Rabbit With

'12 Days of Myxoma'

My writing research poses and responds to questions of how and why we might make stories about living and dying well with rabbits. I use Indigenous epistemology and elements of Donna Haraway’s SF figure (2016) to create stories grounded in relatedness for partial healing. These stories perform the Māori kawe mate, a rite that translates as ‘carrying the dead’. Stories are inherited and reconfigured.They are made with others, including the dead. I think with the rabbits of Bowen Bridge, and their progenitors. I carry their memory through visual images and spoken word.