Time to kick start Poetry Shelf back to life for 2016 as I get set to kick off a moon boot!
This year I will post poetry reviews, interviews with New Zealand poets, poetry news from anywhere, event details, competition details, poems that I fall in love with, and whatever else takes my fancy.
I particularly want to keep you aware of poetry books that are released in New Zealand. With a big new book on the go, I cannot promise to review all books released, but this year I do want to flag all arrivals.
Please send copies so I can highlight them (and perhaps review, set up an interview, post a poem from) on the blog. I do want to support the grassroot presses! See address below.
I am also happy to consider pieces by other writers whether reviews, interviews or musings on poetry.
This blog continues to run on the currency of love so I cannot pay people who contribute.
New Zealand desperately needs poetry forums. Poetry books so seldom get attention in mainstream media. In 2016 I will work hard to celebrate and critique our poetry and create an ongoing resource for poetry fans.
Any way you can think of to strengthen this aim is much appreciated.
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