Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


2013 Burns Fellow Celebrates Bard’s Birthday



2013 Burns Fellow Celebrates Bard’s Birthday


Dunedin (Friday, 11 January 2013) – The 2013 Burns Fellow at the University of Otago, David Howard, will talk about the goals he has for his tenure at a Dunedin Public Libraries event next week.

Mr Howard’s talk at the Dunedin City Library on Friday 25 January will be part of annual public celebrations for Robert Burns’ birthday. The celebrations will also include a prize-giving and live reading from the winners of the 2013 Robert Burns Poetry Competition, for which Mr Howard is co-judge with the City Library’s Paul Veart.

Mr Howard has always had a passion for poetry, even during his former career in pyrotechnics, which saw him work for artists including Metallica and Janet Jackson. He co-founded literary magazine, Takahe in 1989, and established the Canterbury Poets Collective in 1990, before settling in Purakanui to dedicate himself to his writing in 2003. He has since received several awards that have helped him to collaborate with writers, artists and musicians across the globe.

His latest collection, The Incomplete Poems (2011), was 35 years in the making and was received with great acclaim. His typescript, When Things Are Dirty, was joint winner of the University of South Pacific Press Poetry Award in the same year. Last year, Mr Howard worked with artist Peter Ransom and Peter Simpson of the Holloway Press to publish a limited edition of his new book, You’re So Pretty When You’re Unfaithful to Me.

The poetry competition has attracted a record number of entries, with 41 entries received – a third more than the 31 last year - from published, unpublished and young aspiring poets, from as far afield as Scotland.

The winners will be announced on Tuesday 15 January. They are invited to join Mr Howard, and to read their poem, as part of the Dunedin City Library celebrations.


For He's A Jolly Good Fellow!

Celebrating Robert Burns' Birthday and the Robert Burns Fellowship
Join David Howard as he talks about his hopes for the year ahead as the University of Otago's Burns Fellow and hear the winning poems from the 2013 Robert Burns Poetry Competition.

Friday 25 January, 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Ground Floor, City Library
FREE

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Anzac Issue Out Now: Werewolf 47

Alison McCulloch: Lest We Remember

Local iwi have plans to spruce up the Te Ranga site as part of the 150th commemorations this year of key battles in the “New Zealand Wars”, but not a lot of money to do it with.

Information gathered from numerous government agencies shows that while more than $25 million is being spent on monuments and commemorations relating to foreign wars, primarily World War I and its centenary, only around $250,000 has been set aside for those fought on our own soil. More>>

Anne Russell: Anzac Day - Identity Politics, With Guns

Even cursory research into media reports from the past forty years reveals a cultural shift in the commemoration of Anzac Day. Among other things, turnout at Dawn services has increased significantly in recent decades.

Contemporary numbers are estimated at 3,000-4,000 in Wellington, and 10,000-15,000 in Auckland. Newspaper reports from the 1970s and 80s estimated Wellington turnouts at 300-800, and Auckland at anywhere from 600 to 4,000. More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Spookwatch: New Inspector-General Of Intelligence And Security Appointed

Prime Minister John Key hasannounced the appointment of Cheryl Gwyn as Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security. The appointment was made by the Administrator of the Government on behalf of the Governor General and is for a term of three years. More>>

Crowdsourcing: Green Party Launches Internet Rights And Freedoms Bill

The Green Party has today launched the Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill, New Zealand’s first ever Bill crowdsourced by a political party. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Shane Jones Departure

Shane Jones has left Parliament in the manner to which we have become accustomed, with self interest coming in first and second, and with the interests of the Labour Party (under whose banner he served) way, way back down the track. More>>

COMMENT:

Multimedia: PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference - April 22 2014

The Prime Minister met with reporters to discuss: • The recent improvement in the economy with a growing job market • Income and wealth inequality • Easter trading laws • The New Zealander killed in a drone strike in Yemen... More>>

ALSO:

Easter Trading: Workers 'Can Kiss Goodbye To Easter Sunday Off'

The Government’s decision to “reprioritise” scarce labour inspector resources by abandoning the enforcement of Easter Sunday Shop Trading laws means workers can kiss goodbye to a guaranteed day off, says Labour’s Associate Labour Issues spokesperson Darien Fenton. More>>

ALSO:

ACT Don't Go For Maximum Penalty: Three Strikes For Burglary, Three Years Jail

Three strikes for burglary was introduced to England and Wales in 1999. As in New Zealand, burglary was out of control and given a low priority by the police and the courts. A Labour government passed a three strikes law whereby a third conviction for burglaries earned a mandatory three years in prison... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand

The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home. More>>

ALSO:

Elections: New Electorate Boundaries Finalised

New boundaries for the country’s 64 General and seven Māori electorates have been finalised – with an additional electorate created in Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Policies: Labour’s Economic Upgrade For Manufacturing

Labour Leader David Cunliffe has today announced his Economic Upgrade for the manufacturing sector – a plan that will create better jobs and higher wages. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And ACC Work Of Sir Owen Woodhouse

With the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, the founding father of the Accident Compensation Scheme, New Zealand has lost one of the titans of its post-war social policy. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news