Saturday Morning for Saturday 26 December 2009
Saturday Morning with Kim Hill: Boxing Day Poets, 26 December 2009
8:15 Bub Bridger (from 2005)
Bub Bridger was a poet and short story writer of Irish and Ng"ti Kahungunu descent. She lived in Wellington for many years before moving to Granity, on the West Coast. Renowned as a live performer, she saw her poems and short stories appear in numerous anthologies, and two collections of her work have been published: Up Here On The Hill (Mallinson Rendel, 1989, ISBN: 978-0-908606-63-4) and Wild Daisies: the Best of Bub Bridger (Mallinson Rendel, 2005, ISBN: 978-0-908783-97-7). She died at her home on 8 December, aged 85.
9:05 Sam Hunt (new, from 2009)
Sam Hunt has worked for forty years as a full-time poet. His discussions with Robbie Burton have been transcribed for the recently published memoir, Backroads: Charting a Poet's Life (Craig Potton Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-877517-05-1).
Music played on the programme
Pierre Fournier (cello) with the Berliner Philhamoniker, conducted by Georg Szell: Adagio ma non troppo from Dvorak's Cello Concerto in B Minor op. 104
From the 2005 album: Aristocrat of the Cello
David Kilgour & Sam Hunt: I Throw You Flowers
From the 2009 album: Falling Debris
Leonard Cohen: Dear Heather
From the 2004 album: Dear Heather