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Poetry Shelf, Poet's Choice: CK Stead makes a pick


On Wednesday at Auckland University Press I launched Anne French’s new collection, The Blue Voyage. Anne has always been a sailor (a ‘yachtie’) and the sea figures somewhere in all her books. 278 more words

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Some poetry fans pick a recent favourite NZ poetry read - and my giveaway bundle

Thanks for sharing these. I put all the names in a hat and drew out Nicola Easthope. I will send you a wee bundle of poetry books. 1,456 more words

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NZ Poet Laureate Award event last night - The baton is passed, as Ian Wedde, says

Last night CK Stead was awarded the 2015 NZ Poet Laureateship at the National Library in Parnell with the support of friends and family.

Chris Szekel, Head Librarian at The Alexander Turnball Library, and responsible for the award, steered the speeches. 210 more words


Happy Poetry Day from Poetry Shelf - 20 things to do that aren't on the poster!

  1. read a poem
  2. buy a poetry book for yourself
  3. buy a poetry book for a friend
  4. read a poetry book in a public place
  5. write an off-the-cuff poem and hide it until next Poetry Day…
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Poetry Shelf congratulates our new Poet Laureate

Photo credit: Marti Friedlander

CK Stead is our new Poet Laureate.

I was in the thick of stand-still, rush-hour traffic on the way to a South Auckland School this morning when I heard the news and it gave me a much needed boost. 705 more words


AWF15 bouquets and brickbats

This morning I ran along the beach into the hit of the west-coast wind, and it felt like a hinge between four glorious days at the Auckland Writers Festival and getting back to work. 2,369 more words

My thoughts on the Sarah Broom Poetry Award

At the Auckland Writers Festival on Sunday, Sam Hunt announced the winner of the inaugural Sarah Broom Poetry Award.

Michael Gleissner spoke about the genesis of this award in his introductory remarks. 756 more words