Poetry Shelf noticeboard: Eyes write: Poetry and New Zealand art

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Celebrating 100 years of the Alexander Turnbull Library.

  • Date: Thursday, 8 August, 2019
  • Time: 12:15pm to 1:00pm
  • Cost: Free event. Booking is not required. Koha from non-members appreciated
  • Location: Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
  • Contact Details: ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz

Find out about ekphrastic poetry — poetry inspired by NZ works of art

Therese Lloyd is researching an unusual anthology project. She is interested in New Zealand poetry that is inspired by New Zealand works of art – a genre known as ‘ekphrastic poetry’.

This lunchtime talk will demonstrate a unique relationship between poets and visual artists in this country. A notable example is the collaborative work of poet Bill Manhire and artist Ralph Hotere.

About the speaker

Dr Therese Lloyd is the author of three poetry collections. Her first ‘many things happened’ was a hand-sewn chapbook published by Pania Press in 2007. ‘Other animals’ (VUP, 2013) was written during her year as Schaeffer Fellow at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and her latest collection ‘The Facts’ (VUP, 2018) was shortlisted for the 2019 Ockham NZ Book Awards.

Lloyd has a PhD from the IIML and was the 2018 Writer-in-Residence at Waikato University.




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