Poetry Shelf noticeboard: Starling 9 is now online plus launch details

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Salt crystals. Dirt. Domesticated wheat. A giant octopus and a taniwha. Starling 9 is here, with the best new poetry and prose from New Zealand writers under 25!

Featuring new work from: Jessica Thompson Carr, Modi Deng, Leah Dodd, Erin Donohue, Rhys Feeney, Tate Fountain, Erin Gourley, Joy Holley, Ash Davida Jane, Claudia Jardine, Ruby Macomber, Shanti Mathias, Eleanor Rose King Merton, Sophie Newton, Kōtuku Titihuia Nuttall, Ellis Ophele, Caroline Shepherd, Naomi Simon-Kumar, Ruby Solly, Sophie van Waardenberg, and Helen Yeung.

New writing and cover art by poet and embroiderer-extraordinaire Stacey Teague, and a dazzling interview on writing, mental health and friendship with Eamonn Marra & Freya Daly Sadgrove.




Wellingtonians, don’t miss this! Issue 9 launch, Sunday 2 February 3pm at Book Hound, 132 Riddiford Street, Newtown. A reading absolutely jam-packed with talent, featuring: Erin Donohue, Ruby Solly, Ash Davida Jane, Rhys Feeney, Joy Holley, Claudia Jardine, Leah Dodd, Eleanor Rose King Merton, Stacey Teague, Eamonn Marra & Freya Daly Sadgrove.

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