6 Sep 2020

Rebecca Hawkes - poetry with an agricultural bent

From Standing Room Only, 2:38 pm on 6 September 2020
Rebecca Hawkes

Rebecca Hawkes Photo: supplied

A poet who writes about agriculture from different perspectives will be working on her first full-length collection after being selected as Dunedin's next Young Writer in Residence.

Rebecca Hawkes grew up on her sheep and beef farm near Methven, and memories from that time often feature in her work. She's also a painter and editor who's now based in metropolitan Wellington.

The Residency is associated with Dunedin's annual Young Writers Festival that's on this month.

Rebecca talks with Lynn Freeman, and reads from a poem she wrote for a "chapbook" called Softcore coldsore that was in "New Poets 5", published by Auckland University Press last year.

The Young Writers Festival starts in Dunedin on the 24th of September.  

You can send up to five poems to climatechangepoetry@gmail.com by 5 October.