Wednesday, May 16, 2018
2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Poetry Award
Elizabeth Smither OBE wins the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Poetry Award – an honour bestowed on her twice before!
‘The 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Poetry Award is for a book by an esteemed and celebrated poet who contributes greatly to the New Zealand writing community. The poems in
Night Horse are gentle, uplifting, tender, humorous, well-crafted and luminous,’ said the Poetry category judges.
‘It’s a thrill when a book of poetry can truly reflect the imagination of the poet, and in the cover of Night Horse I see the whimsical, enchanted, deep and dark world conjured up by Elizabeth
Smither. We congratulate Elizabeth on a great book, a powerful vision and a way with words that have earned her so many admirers here and overseas. It’s a privilege for the Auckland
University Press team to work with Elizabeth,’ said Sam Elworthy, Auckland University Press Director.