Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Robert Sullivan pays tribute to Alistair Te Ariki Campbell on Tuesday Poem this week.
New Head of MIT's Creative Writing Programme Robert Sullivan is this week's Tuesday Poem Editor with To Stuart by Alistair Te Ariki Campbell.
He begins the post: I selected this poem because of its personal connection with the Maori Battalion, and my admiration for Alistair Te Ariki Campbell (pic left by Maarten Holl, Dom Post) who was the first Polynesian poet to have a book published in English, the spectacularly successful Mine Eyes Dazzle (Pegasus Press, 1950, 1951, 1956) with an Oxford revised edition called Wild Honey in 1964.
Alongside the hub poem are poems in the live blog roll from 30 Tuesday Poets who come from NZ, the UK, the US and Australia, on everything from moonlit apples to Quasimodo.