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Poetry Shelf noticeboard: National Poetry Slam winner Te Kahu Rolleston performs some of his poetry and speaks with Kathryn Ryan

Wonderful radio!

National Poetry Slam winner Te Kahu Rolleston performs some of his poetry and speaks with Kathryn Ryan about giving rangatahi voice to hopes and dreams through performance poetry. E Tū Whānau is running a spoken word competition, the kaupapa being “hopes and dreams for my world, my future, my whānau”.  Te Kahu’s offering tips and encouraging everyone to enter and get involved. He’s no stranger to enthusing young people.  Listen duration 31′ :32″ Add to playlistDownload

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Alumni of the prestigious Banff Centre’s Indigenous Writing Programme, Te Kahu runs spoken word workshops with rangatahi in schools around the country to endear them to a life-long love of reading and spoken word poetry.  Te Kahu’s approach is to fill the room with joy and happiness, so learning – and writing – is a joy.

Poetry Shelf radio review of the year: Chris Tse reviews Bill Manhire’s Wow @ninetonoon

My favourite 2020 poetry review on the radio:

Chris Tse discusses Bill Manhire’s Wow with Kathryn Ryan on Nine to Noon. I loved how Chris said reading the collection reminded him of strolling through the emptied city in lockdown. Yes! Strolling through Bill’s poetry – everything sharpens, the birds are returning, it affects you on so many levels, the invisible is present, fleetingly, lyrically.

This is just wonderful! Listen here.