Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Three poets reading

This came in my gmail box today from Mark Pirie. I'm hoping that I'll have time to go--this is a killer term so far. I'm still not sure if I'll make it to Othello at Downstage. Still, 'Moonshot' is at the publsihers so let's hope that he likes it.

Dear all,
A an invite to the "3 Poets Reading" celebrating the visit to New Zealand of leading contemporary Australian and Chinese poet Ouyang Yu.
**3 POETS READING** and launch of Mark Pirie's The Search (poems and stories)
Ouyang Yu (China/Australia)
Alison Wong (Wellington)
Michael O'Leary (Paekakariki)
As well the reading will include the launch of Mark Pirie's latest collection of poetry The Search (Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop, 2007, 200 pages). The book is accompanied by excellent black and white photographs of Wellington city and street scenes by Paekakariki photographer John Girdlestone.
Ouyang Yu is a leading contemporary Chinese and Australian poet, who teaches at Wuhan University in China. He has published several collections of poetry in English, including "New and Selected Poems" (Salt Publishing, England) and has translated many books from English into Chinese and Chinese into English (http://www.ouyangyu.com.au/).
Alison Wong is a noted local poet and former Burns Fellow at University of Otago. Her first collection "Cup" was published by Steele Roberts in 2006.
Michael O'Leary is a well-known Paekakariki poet, publisher and novelist. His most recent book is the collaborative volume "Sounds of Sonnets" with Mark Pirie (HeadworX, 2006) (www.earlofseacliff.co.nz)
Mark Pirie is a Wellington poet, editor and publisher. Work includes the anthology of young New Zealand writing, The NeXt Wave (University of Otago Press, 1998) and 14 poetry collections. His new and selected poems, Gallery, was published by Salt Publishing, Cambridge, England. (http://headworx.eyesis.co.nz)
Venue: Aaron Laurence Gallery,
The Basement, 326 Lambton Quay, Wellington
Date: Wednesday 6 June 2007
Time: 6pm-8pm for 6.30 start.
MC: Mark Pirie
Poet's books will be on sale. Cash sales only.
Admisson is by Koha.
BYO drinks! Glasses will be provided.
Don't miss the rare chance to catch leading poet Ouyang Yu reading in Wellington!
More information on Mark Pirie's The Search attached.

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