Sunday, May 08, 2016

Unity Books Wellington & Cold Hub Press invite you to poetry launch

Unity Books Wellington & Cold Hub Press
warmly welcome you to the launch of

by Michael Jackson
by Diana Bridge

These two outstanding poetry collections
will be introduced by Vincent O’Sullivan

6.00pm Wednesday 18th May
Unity Books Wellington
57 Willis Street

Michael Jackson has been described as “one of [New Zealand's] most astute, humane, idiosyncratic, neglected and perdurable writers” (Martin Edmond). His poetry is characterised by its cosmopolitan range, its conceptual depth, lyrical concision, and craftsmanship. He has spent most of his life as a professional anthropologist, and currently holds a distinguished Chair at Harvard. He is the author of thirty-five books, including eight volumes of poetry, and winner of the Commonwealth Poetry Prize and the New Zealand Book Award for Poetry.

Awarding the 2015 Sarah Broom Poetry Prize to Diana Bridge, the chief judge, Irish poet Vona Groarke, described her work as “possibly amongst the best being written anywhere right now––for the arresting composure of the poems, for their reach and depth, for their carefully-wrought thought and language, for the beauty of their phrasing, for how they are both intellectually astute and also sensual and accessible, for the way they catch you up short and make you wonder, with a delightful wonder, just how it is they have brought you to where they have brought you; for their wit and style and yes, their seriousness.”

All welcome

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