10 Mar 2018

Writers & Readers at the New Zealand Festival

From Great Encounters

Four Writers at New Zealand Festival

Kim talks to four NZ-based guests appearing at the NZ Festival Writers and Readers events next weekend: Rajorshi Chakraborti, who has just published The Man Who Would Not See; visual artist, performing artist and poet Anahera Gildea (Ngati Raukawa-ki-te-tonga, Ngai te Rangi, Ngati Toa Rangatira, Te Ati Awa, Kai Tahu) whose poem about Meri Mangakahia, one of the Maori wahine toa who was important in her work for women's rights, is featured as part of the celebration of New Zealand writing in the February 2018 issue of Poetry; award-winning graphic designer, hand lettering artist and concrete poet, Sarah Maxey, whose work has featured in publications around the world, including the New York Times and many literary books; and writer and trade unionist Morgan Godfery - Te Pahipoto (Ngati Awa), Lalomanu (Samoa) who is the editor of the 2016 BWB Text The Interregnum and who wrote about his Kawerau childhood in the second volume of the Journal of Urgent Writing.

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