Kay McKenzie Cooke is the author of two poetry books, Feeding the Dogs (Otago University Press, 2002) and Made For Weather (Otago University Press, 2007). Feeding the Dogs was awarded Best First Book of Poetry at the New Zealand Book Awards, 2003. She is currently working on her third collection, Born To A Red-headed Woman. She lives in Dunedin, New Zealand. Her personal website is “By The Bay”.