99 Ways into New Zealand Poetry (Anthology)

99 Ways Into NZ Poetry (PDF)

99 Ways into New Zealand Poetry includes over 85 key poems from various New Zealand writers that demonstrate a significant way of understanding poetry and its history in New Zealand. The book looks at elements such as form, features and effects to understanding how
context and identity are expressed. It celebrates the diverse subject matter found within New Zealand poetry and how it can be read, written and brought to life.
99 Ways into NZ Poetry ‘This book is like a mosaic in that it is made up of many little pieces, each piece representing a way into thinking about a poem that is one part of the greater picture. It is also like a pond of stepping-stones in that each section aims to launch the reader into further reading and thinking.’

By breaking the book down into five key parts, Green and Ricketts, two of New Zealand’s most distinguished poets, make the information accessible and readable to a wide range of audiences from reluctant school students
to veteran poetry enthusiasts. All types of poetry are included to be discussed and appreciated from Pasifika poems to children’s poetry.

To further the reader’s understanding, 25 poets provide insight into the inspiration, meanings and creative processes put into their poems. All differ significantly in their themes, styles, and functions, yet represent the
multitude of poetry within New Zealand.

About Splabman

Poet & interviewer Paul E Nelson founded SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival. Since 1993, SPLAB has produced hundreds of poetry events & 600 hours of interview programming with legendary poets & whole systems activists including Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Diane di Prima, Daphne Marlatt, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Barry McKinnon, José Kozer, Brenda Hillman & many others. Paul’s books include American Prophets (interviews 1994-2012) (2018) American Sentences (2015) A Time Before Slaughter (2009) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (2013). Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia (2015), 56 Days of August: Poetry Postcards (2017) and Samthology: A Tribute to Sam Hamill (2019) Make it True meets Medusario (2019), he’s presented poetry/poetics in London, Brussels, Nanaimo, Qinghai & Beijing, China, has had work translated into Spanish, Chinese & Portuguese & writes an American Sentence every day. Awarded a residency at The Lake, from the Morris Graves Foundation in Loleta, CA, he’s published work in Golden Handcuffs Review, Zen Monster, Hambone, and elsewhere. Winner of the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from The Capilano Review, he is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia and lives in Rainier Beach, in the Cascadia bioregion’s Cedar River watershed.
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