Thursday, March 26, 2009

Poetry Review: StAnza 2009

Part of a review in The Scotsman:

Then there's the way in which New Zealand's Jenny Bornholdt (pic right) gently wove together the simple things of life and the profound: the building of a garden shed, the loss of a parent, the illness of a child. And the way in which Alan Gillies conjured the voice of a young female soldier in Basra, with ballsy brashness and lingering sadness.

Jenny Bornholdt and Bill Manhire are in Scotland for this festival, and also for the launch at New Zealand House in London tonight of Twenty Contemporary New Zealand Poets.

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