Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Jenny Bornholdt to judge 2019 Kathleen Grattan Poetry Award
Bornholdt to judge 2019 Kathleen Grattan Poetry Award
University Press advisory Tuesday 5 March 2019
prestigious biennial poetry award from Landfall and the Kathleen Grattan
Trust is for an original book-length collection of poems, by a New Zealand or
Pacific permanent resident or citizen.
poems in the collection can have been previously published, but the collection
as a whole should be unpublished.
are accepted until 31 July 2019.
result will be announced in Landfall 238 (November 2019), and the winner
receives $10,000 and a year's subscription to Landfall. Otago University
Press has the right to publish the winning collection.
judge for the 2019 award is Jenny Bornholdt, who has published ten books of
poems, the most recent of which is Selected Poems (VUP, 2016). She also
edited the 2018 anthology Short Poems of New Zealand (VUP).
collection The Rocky Shore was made up of six long poems and won the
Montana New Zealand Book Award for Poetry in 2009. She is the co-editor of My
Heart Goes Swimming: New Zealand Love Poems and the Oxford Anthology of
New Zealand Poetry in English. Jenny’s poems have appeared on ceramics, on
a house, on paintings, in the foyer of a building and in letterpress books
alongside drawings and photographs. She has also written two children’s books.
Kāpiti poet Alison Glenny was thewinner
of the 2017 Kathleen Grattan Award with ‘The Farewell
Tourist’, a poetry collection inspired by a visit