29 Nov 2017

Bookmarks with Michele Leggott, one of NZ's great poets

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:20 pm on 29 November 2017
Michele Leggott with her guide dog

Michele Leggott with her guide dog Photo: supplied

Michele Leggott is our guest for Bookmarks today.

She is one of New Zealand's leading poets and is only the second of her craft after Bill Manhire to be named as a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Michele is a national treasure: she has won the Prime Minister's Award for Poetry and the Order of Merit and she made it into a Harvard book of one hundred world poets from before Shakespeare to now.

Michele talks to Jesse about her love of audiobooks, which she has come to rely on since becoming blind. We also hear a reading of one of her poems and what she loves so much about a certain Joni Mitchell cover.

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