Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Kapiti Poets To The People - DR MARIS O’ROURKE
Our meeting in February was packed out for Glenn Colquhoun, launching our year’s great line-up of talent.
Next up, on Sunday 24 April, 4–6 pm at Hightide Café, we’ll be welcoming Dr Maris O’Rourke as our guest.
Maris began writing in 2008 and her work has appeared in various literary publications, including Takahe, Poetry New Zealand (guest poet, issue 44), ‘a fine line’ (inaugural guest poet), Shot Glass Journal (USA), International Literary Quarterly (UK), and Landfall. In 2015 she won the coveted Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems.
Maris’s first poetry collection Singing With Both Throats (2013) is described as her ‘poetry primer for living’. It reflects the many roles she plays and has played; the wide range of work and activities over her life (engineering to education); and the varied voices she uses.
She has also published three successful children’s books: Lillibutt’s Big Adventure (2012); Lillibutt’s Te Araroa Adventure (2014) and Lillibutt’s Australian Adventure (2015), all based on her passion for travel and walking.
POETS TO THE PEOPLE
The KAPITI poetry venue
Our April poet
DR MARIS O’ROURKE
SUNDAY 24 APRIL
HIGHTIDE CAFE, 44 MARINE PARADE, PARAPARAUMU BEACH
$5 ENTRY. Bar, beverage and counter food service. Bring a poem to read at our popular open mic (from 4pm)