20 Mar 2016

Poet Bob Orr

From Standing Room Only, 2:40 pm on 20 March 2016

Auckland poet Bob Orr has just won the Lauris Edmond Memorial Award for Poetry - a big pat on the back for his writing that spans five decades. The prize is given biennially in recognition of a distinguished contribution to New Zealand poetry. For 30 years Bob's also worked as a waterman for Ports of Auckland, taking pilots out to vessels from super yachts to tankers. Lynn Freeman asked Bob if he knew the honour was coming his way?