18 Jul 2021

Two Landfall editors look back - and forward

From Standing Room Only, 2:25 pm on 18 July 2021

Landfall was founded by Otago poet Charles Brash in 1947, and it's had a succession of editors who've all made their own impression on the literary and arts magazine.  Today we mark the latest changing of the guard.

After three years at the helm, Emma Neale is signing off and poet and essayist Lynley Edmeades is signing on.

Lynn Freeman talks to Emma about the highlights of her term, and to Lynley about how she plans to stamp her mark on the publication.

Emma's last Landfall publication is "Strong Words #2", which features the entries for the hotly-contested 2019 and 2020 Landfall essay competitions.  

Lynley, meanwhile, teaches poetry and creative writing at the University of Otago.