Poetry Shelf poets on their own poetry: Kiri Piahana-Wong reads and discusses ‘Night Swimming’

 

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Photo credit Cheryl Marland

 

 

Kiri Piahana-Wong reads and discusses her poem, ‘NIght Swimming’ from Night Swimming, Anahera Press, 2013

 

 

 

Kiri Piahana-Wong (Ngāti Ranginui) is a poet and editor, and she is the publisher at Anahera Press. Her poetry has appeared in over forty journals and anthologies, most recently in tātai whetū: seven Māori women poets in translation, Solid Air: Australian and New Zealand Spoken Word and Set Me on Fire: A Poem For Every Feeling (Doubleday, UK). Her first poetry collection, Night Swimming, was released in 2013; a second book, Give Me An Ordinary Day (formerly Tidelines), is forthcoming. Kiri lives in Auckland with her family.

 

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