Back home after a wonderful school tour of Christchurch thanks to the New Zealand Book Council.
I put the followers of this blog in a hat and pulled out Johanna Emeney. She will get the bundle of poetry books shorted-listed for The New Zealand Post Book Awards (including Best First Books) thanks to Auckland University Press, Hue & Cry and Victoria University Press.
Thoughts for this new blog were tinkering away in my head while I was away and I really like the idea of having a secondary-school day where I post poems from students. I am going to see how it goes but I want to post a few on the last Friday of every month. If you can forward this to English teachers or students who might be interested I would be most grateful.