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Congratulations #AWF16 - It's a bouquet of roses

Once again the AWF have delivered a gift to readers and writers. I applaud the fact they showcase NZ writers as much as they do those from overseas. 923 more words

The Listener raises the point of what poetry is

From Mark Broach:

‘What is poetry? “Poetry is the other way of using ­language,” goes one definition. It’s what gets left behind in translation, goes another. 226 more words

A Little Poetry Shelf Diary: A weekend at Matahiwi Marae to launch our new Poet Laureate, CK Stead

This weekend friends, family and poets gathered to join CK Stead celebrate his Poet Laureateship and the presentation of the tokotoko. It was a marvelous occasion that will stand in my memory for a long time. 1,519 more words

Poets' Night Out in Havelock North with CK Stead, Paula Green, Gregory O'Brien and Chris Price

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The Poet Laureate Celebrations includes this event! Looking forward to my trip south.

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