Saturday, November 28, 2009

Victoria University announce 2010 Writer in Residence

Victoria University of Wellington announce that Jenny Bornholdt will be their 2010 Creative New Zealand Victoria University Writer in Residence.
Earlier this year she won the Montana New Zealand Book Award for Poetry for her latest collection The Rocky Shore, a book that was hailed by the Montana judges both as a breakthrough in Bornholdt’s own work and more generally as something significantly new in New Zealand poetry. ‘She uses speech as we know it in everyday life, not lifted into the poetic, but made poetry by all that it is allowed to contain.’

Jenny Bornholdt plans to work on a new volume of poetry while she is at Victoria, and also to compile an anthology of short poems by New Zealand writers.

1 comment:

screamish said...

thanks for this post, I just discovered some of her work...