18 Sep 2019

Bookmarks: Paula Green

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:18 pm on 18 September 2019

When Auckland poet, writer, editor, blogger and all-around poetry champion Paula Green was at school she remembers her teacher standing over her and telling her she'd never be a writer. Not if she carried on the way she was going. So Paula Green wrote silently. In secret. She kept writing. But didn't show anyone. She didn't tell anyone. 

In 2017 Paula Green was awarded the poetry prize in the Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement and in the New Year Honours that same year she was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Across the last twenty years she has released more than a dozen books - including three this year! Paula Green is our Bookmarks guest today. 

Paula Green

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