23 Jul 2017

Words and Politics

From Standing Room Only, 2:40 pm on 23 July 2017

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How about 101 New Zealand political poems to spice up this election year?

Philip Temple and Emma Neale have edited Manifesto  after receiving around 500 poems from established through to emerging poets.

The collection is in four parts: Politics, Rights, Environment and Conflict and the book is published by Otago University Press.

They talk to Lynn Freeman about the rich history of political poetry in New Zealand.

Philip Temple

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Emma Neale

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