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Eyes write: Poetry and New Zealand art

Date: Thursday 8 August 2019, 12:15pm to 1pm
Cost: Free event. Booking is not required. Koha from non-members appreciated
Contact details: ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz

Shortlisted in this year’s Ockham Book Awards for her book of poetry, 'The Facts', Therese Lloyd is researching an unusual anthology project. She is interested in New Zealand poetry that is inspired by New Zealand works of art — a genre known as ‘ekphrastic poetry’. This lunchtime talk will demonstrate a unique relationship between poets and visual artists in this country.

Find out about ekphrastic poetry — poetry inspired by NZ works of art

Therese Lloyd is researching an unusual anthology project. She is interested in New Zealand poetry that is inspired by New Zealand works of art – a genre known as ‘ekphrastic poetry’.

This lunchtime talk will demonstrate a unique relationship between poets and visual artists in this country. A notable example is the collaborative work of poet Bill Manhire and artist Ralph Hotere.

About the speaker

Dr Therese Lloyd is the author of three poetry collections. Her first 'many things happened' was a hand-sewn chapbook published by Pania Press in 2007. 'Other animals' (VUP, 2013) was written during her year as Schaeffer Fellow at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and her latest collection 'The Facts' (VUP, 2018) was shortlisted for the 2019 Ockham NZ Book Awards.

Lloyd has a PhD from the IIML and was the 2018 Writer-in-Residence at Waikato University.

Theresa Lloyd poet

Victoria University Press

This is a Friends of the Turnbull library event. 

Therese Lloyd Web
Dr Therese Lloyd. Photo: Grant Maiden