15 Dec 2019

Superstar poet Hera Lindsay Bird turns to short stories

From Standing Room Only, 12:35 pm on 15 December 2019
Hera Lindsay Bird

Hera Lindsay Bird Photo: supplied

She exploded onto - first, the New Zealand then the British - poetry scenes after her first collection won the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Award.   She numbers British Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy as one of her fans.

Since then Hera Lindsay Bird has backpacked through Europe, collaborated with musicians and font designers, published more poetry and is now writing short stories.

As she tells Lynn Freeman, this is what she'll be working on next year after being awarded two writer's residencies - at the Michael King Centre and a 2020 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship.

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