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Poetry Shelf noticeboard: Six-Pack Sound #8 is live at nzepc


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Six-Pack Sound #8 is live at nzepc

16 December 2019

nzepc presents Six-Pack Sound #8. Poets Jacqueline Carter, Tim Heath, Joshua Hetherington, Cilla McQueen, Richard Pamatatau and Melanie Rands contribute dazzling audio recordings of recent work and comment on their Six Pack selections. They join a gallery of recorded performances by poets working in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific region. Click, listen and browse Six-Pack Sound’s growing sampler of remarkable poetic voices.





Launch of A TransPacific Poetics


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A TransPacific Poetics, Litmus Press, 2017

Edited by Lisa Samuels & Sawako Nakayasu


Thursday 27 July 530-7 PM, Gus Fisher Gallery, 74 Shortland Street, Auckland


With Murray Edmond, Ya-Wen Ho, Melanie Rands, & Lisa Samuels


Join us as we launch A TransPacific Poetics, a new collection of poetry, essays, and poetics committed to transcultural experimental witness in both hemispheres of the Pacific and Oceania. The works in ATPP re-map identity and locale in their modes of argument, resituated genres, and textual innovations. A TransPacific Poetics includes Lisa Samuels, Don Mee Choi, Melanie Rands, Jai Arun Ravine, Ya-Wen Ho, Murray Edmond, Susan M. Schultz, Eileen Tabios, Craig Santos Perez, Corey Wakeling, Lehua Taitano, Stuart Cooke, Sean Labrador y Manzano, Barbara Jane Reyes, Myung Mi Kim, and Sawako Nakayasu, with cover art by Dagmar Vaikalafi Dyck, who will also be present for this launch event.


Free & all welcome. Book copies available for a celebratory reduced price of $30 (cash only).