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Poetry at AWF 2018



Lola Ridge and others: Terese Svoboda Terese has put Lola back in the spotlight (amongst many other writing projects including poetry of her own). This is must hear for me.  

Standing Upright Here  Elizabeth Caffin and John Newton celebrate Allen Curnow’s biography and Collected Poems with Patrick Evans.

Tightrope: Selina Tusitala Marsh Selina is in conversation with Adam Dudding

Homage to the River   Airini Beautrais

Afterglow: Eileen Myles   in conversation with Ian Wedde

Portrait of an Artist Mongrel: Rowley Habib

Considering the Women: Choman Hardi  in conversation with me (excited!)

Sad Girls: Lang Leav   with Courtney Sina Meredith

The Art of the Poem: Airini Beautrais, James Brown, Choman Hardi with Terese Svoboda

NZ Poets in mixed sessions: Tusiata Avia, Janet Charman, Anna Livesey, Elizabeth Smither, Briar Wood

NZ poets in the O’Connell street literary mayhem: Morgan Bach, Airini Beautrais, Anne Kennedy, Karlo Mila, Vivienne Plumb, Jessie Puru, Briar Wood and others

Best Best Showcase of spoken word poets John Carr, Jessie Fenton, Daren Komali, Vanessa Crofskey and Alex Wheatle (UK), Renee Taylor (US) and mc Te Karere Scarborough

Sarah Broom Poetry Award with judge Eileen Myles and me as mc (3 shortlisted poets)


Some international poets I am really keen to hear and a scattering of local poets chiefly drawn from the Ockham NZ Book Award poetry longlist.