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NZ Poet Laureate to MC celebration of Kiwi poetry

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Auckland University Press

10 July 2008


NZ Poet Laureate to MC celebration of Kiwi poetry on Montana Poetry Day, Friday 18 July

New Zealand Poet Laureate Michele Leggott will MC 'Poetry Central', a celebration of Kiwi poetry, on Montana Poetry Day, Friday 18 July.

The festivities will include the launches of Bob Orr's new collection of poems Calypso, with cover and section dividers by Waiheke sculptor Denis O'Connor, and the book-and-CD anthology New New Zealand Poets in Performance, edited by poets Jack Ross and Jan Kemp.

The programme features poetry readings by Bob Orr and poets from New New Zealand Poets in Performance - the Michael King / University of Auckland Writer in Residence Chris Price, Jack Ross, 2007 Glenn Schaeffer Fellow Therese Lloyd fresh from the Iowa Writers Workshop, John Pule and Wellington based poets Mark Pirie and Anna Jackson.

The free public event starts with refreshments at 5.30pm on the ground floor of the Auckland Central Library, 44-46 Lorne Street.

It is supported by Glengarry, Auckland City Libraries, Auckland University Press, The NZ Electronic Poetry Centre and Booksellers NZ.

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