10 Aug 2014

Joanna Preston : The Dark Feathered Art of Poetry

From Sunday Morning, 10:06 am on 10 August 2014

Joanna PrestonJoanna Preston is an Australian-born poet, editor and freelance writing tutor who lives in Southbridge, near Christchurch.

She has just taken over as poetry editor for Takahe magazine, which is marking its 25th anniversary with an event at the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival in late August 2014. Joanna's first collection, The Summer King, was published by Otago University Press in 2009.

Joanna Preston talks to Wallace Chapman about the inspiration, sweat and tears it takes to write a poem - and why some poems are just too hard to understand.