Friday, July 24, 2009


Picture left, courtesy David Howard, shows Cilla reading in Dunedin last year.
Homing In (1982), Anti Gravity (1984), Wild Sweets (1986), Benzina (1988), Berlin Diary (1990), Crikey (1993), Markings (2000), Axis (2001), Soundings (2002), Fire-Penny (2005), A Wind Harp (2006; CD)

Honours and Awards (selected)
New Zealand Book Award for Poetry (for Homing In) 1983
PEN/Jessie Mackay Award for Best First Book of Poetry 1983
Air New Zealand/PEN Travel Award, to Australia 1984
Robert Burns Fellowship, Otago University, 1985 & 1986
Fulbright Visiting Writers Fellowship, Stanford University, 1985
Inaugural Australia-New Zealand Writers Exchange
Fellowship 1987
Goethe Institut Scholarship. Berlin, 1988
New Zealand Book Award for Poetry (for Benzina) 1989
New Zealand Book Award for Poetry (for Berlin Diary) 1991
Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council Scholarship in Letters 1992
Council Member, Creative New Zealand, 19961998
Southland Art Foundation Artist in Residence, 1999
Poet Laureate 2009-11

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