Sunday, September 24, 2006


Today's poem are by David Howard.

Today's totally mental lyric is the Fall's Hit the North.

And now, the notices ... today's notice from Mark Pirie . . .

Dear all,
We have pleasure in inviting you to the "Four Poets Reading" to celebrate the return visit to New Zealand of Australian poets Ken Bolton and Cath Kenneally. The two poets last visited here for Writers/Readers Week at the International Festival of the Arts in Wellington, 1996. Their work was well published in literary magazines like Sport and JAAM at the time and now they are back to entertain us once more! Come along and hear them read with two local poets Dinah Hawken and Mark Pirie.

Ken Bolton (Adelaide, Australia)
Cath Kenneally (Adelaide, Australia)
Dinah Hawken
Mark Pirie
Venue: Paekakariki Memorial Hall, Paekakariki
Date: Saturday September 30th 2006
Time: 3.00pm-5.30pm.

Drinks from 3pm to start of reading at 3.30pm.
MC: Michael O'Leary, the Earl of Seacliff
Wine and juice and poet's books for sale, cash sales only. No EFTPOS.

Notes on the Poets

Ken Bolton lives in Adelaide, where he is associated with the Experimental Arts Foundation. He edited the magazines Otis Rush and Magic Sam and is the publisher of Little Esther Books. Much of his own poetry has appeared, Selected Poems (Penguin Books), Two Poems (EAF), and Untimely Meditations (Wakefield Press). A new book from Wakefield Press, At the Flash & At The Baci was published this year. An essay on Ken's work by Gregory O'Brien has appeared in Sport.
Cath Kenneally lives in Adelaide, South Australia, and makes radio programs on Australian arts and literature. Her collections to date include Harmers Haven (1996) and Around Here (1999). Her first novel, Room Temperature, appeared 2000. She has won a Barbara Hanrahan Fellowship, Adelaide Festival of Arts 1998, and John Bray National Poetry Prize for Around Here (Salt Publishing), Adelaide Festival 2002. All Day All Night has been shortlisted for Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize. She has three children.

Dinah Hawken
is a Wellington poet whose first collection, It Has No Sound and Is Blue (1987) 'won the Best First Time Published Poet section of the Commonwealth Poetry Prize for 1987 and at once established Hawken locally as 'one of the most distinctive new voices of her generation' (Oxford Companion to NZ Literature). Her other collections include Small Stories of Devotion (1991, UK edn 1995), Water, Leaves, Stones (1995), The Little Book of Bitching, which appeared with issue 21 of the literary magazine Sport in 1998, Where We Say We Are (2000) and the volume of selected and new poems Oh There You Are Tui! (2001). A new collection of prose and poetry appeared from VUP in April this year.

Mark Pirie
was born in 1974, in Wellington, New Zealand. Work includes the anthology of young New Zealand writing, The NeXt Wave (University of Otago Press, 1998) and 13 poetry collections, including Shoot, Reading the Will, The Blues, Dumber and London Notebook. A new collection Wellington Fool has just appeared from ESAW. His new and selected poems, Gallery, was published by Salt Publishing, Cambridge, England.

Michael O’Leary
’s work includes collections of poems, several novels and a published thesis on small press publishing in New Zealand. His most recent novel is Unlevel Crossings (Huia Publishers, 2002), a highly original work in the Irish-Maori tradition. HeadworX published his recent collections, Toku Tinihanga (Self Deception) and Make Love and War. He is also the publisher for Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop (E.S.A.W.).

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