Poetry Shelf noticeboard: Janet Charman launches new collection, The Pistils

The launch of will be part of The Whau Arts Festival.

Dr. Mary Paul, specialist in Aotearoa NZ Literature, will officiate.

Here is the festival link where you can register to attend

Due to Covid gathering restrictions there will only be room at the venue for 25 guests, but the festival will keep a waitlist and advise people on it of any cancellations. 


All Goods community art gallery – behind the Avondale Library carpark.
99 Rosebank Rd 

Date: Thurs 31st March

Time: 5.30

All refreshments served individually.

Vax passes and registration checked at the door.

If you can’t attend but would like to know more about the collection here is a link to it at the OUP website

Janet Charman is one of New Zealand’s sharpest and most subversive writers. In 2008 she won the Montana Book Award for Poetry for her sixth collection, Cold Snack. In 2009 she was a Visiting Fellow at the International Writers’ Workshop of Hong Kong Baptist University. In 2014 she appeared as a Guest Reader at the Taipei International Poetry Forum. Her collection 仁 Surrender (2017, OUP) chronicles her writing residencies in Hong Kong and Taiwan. This is her ninth collection of poetry.

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