Events for The Next Word: Contemporary New Zealand Poetry, an exhibition showcasing the many-faceted voices of New Zealand poets, encompassing the oral tradition of Māori as well as the poetic traditions of Pākehā and Tauiwi.
- Date: Thursday, 22 March, 2018
12:10 to 1:00pm
Free — booking is not required.
Programme Rooms, Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
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Let's mark the end of the Next Word exhibition
To mark the last week of the Turnbull Gallery exhibition the Next Word. Contemporary New Zealand Poetry, join us for a special reading featuring some of Wellington’s most compelling poets Anna Jackson, Chris Tse, Sugar Magnolia Wilson, Gem Wilder and Therese Lloyd.
Poet and fiction writer Anna Jackson was awarded the prestigious Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship in 2015, and in 2016 was selected for the Residency Programme at the Michael King Writers’ Centre in 2017.
Chris Tse’s poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction have been recorded for radio and widely published.
In 2014 his first full-length poetry collection, How to be Dead in a Year of Snakes, was published by Auckland University Press.
In 2016, Snakes received the Jessie Mackay Award for Best First Book of Poetry and was a finalist in the poetry category at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.
Sugar Magnolia Wilson
Sugar Magnolia Wilson is a Wellington-based poet originally from the Far North. She has had work published in various online and print journals and had her chapbook, Pen Pal, was published by Cats and Spaghetti Press in 2013.
She is also co-editor of the literary journal, Sweet Mammalian.
Wellingtonian Gem Wilder is a dancer and poet.
In 2017, along with novelist Damien Wilkins and poet Helen Heath she contributed readings to The Rising Gale composed to the visual score of Murray Hewiit's film of the Hutt River and aquifer.
Poet Therese Lloyd completed a PhD at the International Institute of Modern Letters in 2017.
In 2018 Therese is Writer in Residence at the University of Waikato. Her latest collection of poetry is The Facts has recently been published by Victoria University Press.