Poetry Shelf Poets on their poetry: Frankie McMillan reads and discusses ‘Hunting my father’s voice, County Down’

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Frankie McMillan reads ‘Hunting my father’s voice, County Down’

Frankie McMillan is the author of five books, the most recent of which, The Father of Octopus Wrestling and other small fictions was listed by Spinoff as one of the 10 best New Zealand fiction books of 2019. Her previous book, My Mother and the Hungarians and other small fictions was long listed for the NZ Ockham Book Awards, 2017. She was awarded the NZSA Peter and Dianne Beatson Fellowship in 2019. Frankie currently teaches at the Hagley Writers’ Institute in Christchurch.

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