12 December 2016
nzepc launches its fourth Six Pack Sound. Poets Jenny Bornholdt, Janet Charman, Owen Connors, Andrew Johnston, Bill Manhire and Chris Price contribute dazzling audio recordings of recent work and comment on their Six Pack selections. They join a gallery of recorded performances by poets working in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific region. Click, listen and browse Six Pack Sound’s growing sampler of remarkable poetic voices.
19 October 2016
nzepc presents LOUNGE #53 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster), featuring Michelle Chote, Bill Direen, Alex Jespersen, Rosalie Liu, Lisa Samuels, Jamie Trower, Helen Macfarlane, Maris O'Rourke, Vaughan Rapatahana, Susannah Whaley.(Photos)
21 September 2016
nzepc presents LOUNGE #52 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster), featuring Helen Sword, Caitlin Smith, Lanicia Chang, Gina Cole, Fiona Stevens, Faga Tuigamala, Ken Arkind, Tusiata and Sepela Avia, MIT Spoken Word Students, Alys Longley and the Eleventeen Collective. MC Selina Tusitala Marsh. (Photos)
25 August 2016
Phantoms at LOUNGE for National Poetry Day 2016. (Poster) nzepc celebrates its 15th birthday with Auckland University Press, Phantom Billstickers and a reading featuring local poets Stephanie Christie, Owen Connors, Ya-Wen Ho, Erena Johnson, Daren Kamali, Gregory Kan, Ruby Porter and Richard Von Sturmer. MC Michele Leggott. (Photos)
19 August 2016
nzepc announces the publication of Issue #14 of Ka Mate Ka Ora: A New Zealand Journal of Poetry and Poetics, edited by Murray Edmond.
10 August 2016
nzepc presents LOUNGE #51 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster), featuring Vivienne Plumb,
John Adams and Don’t Judge Me,
Owen Connors and Barbara Unković. (Photos)
3 June 2016
nzepc launches its third Six Pack Sound. Poets Tusiata Avia, Ben Brown, Greg O’Brien, Ruby Porter, Lisa Samuels and Chris Tse contribute dazzling audio recordings of recent work and comment on their Six Pack selections. They join a gallery of recorded performances by poets working in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific region.(Poster)
25 May 2016
nzepc presents LOUNGE #50 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster), Auckland A-Z, a map of the city by the writers of English 343.(Photos)
04 May 2016
nzepc presents LOUNGE #49 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster), featuring Beth Abbey, Anita Arlov, Jim Boyack, Ya-Wen Ho, Erena Johnson, Daren Kamali, Gregory Kan, Kiri Piahana-Wong, Simone Kaho, Neema Singh, with MC John Adams.
14 April 2016
A Circle of Laureates
Video of ten NZ poet laureates who read as part of Writers Week at the 2016 New Zealand Festival in Wellington: Bill Manhire (1997-99), Hone Tuwhare (1999-2001) represented by his son Rob, Elizabeth Smither (2001-03), Brian Turner (2003-05), Jenny Bornholdt (2005-07) Michele Leggott (2007-09), Cilla McQueen (2009-11), Ian Wedde (2011-13), Vincent O'Sullivan (2013-15) and CK Stead (2015-17).
23 March 2016
nzepc presents LOUNGE #48 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster), featuring Ruby Porter, Melanie Rands, Katea Duff, Ria Masae, Serie Barford, Kelly Malone, Leanne Radojkovich, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Sophie van Waardenberg, Courtney Sina Meredith, with MC Makyla Curtis.(Photos)
15 December 2015
Australian poet Pam Brown updates her Tapa Notebook after sojourning in Auckland as a Distinguished Visitor at the University in 2013. Another visit to Auckland in February this year produces video readings of work from her new collection Missing Up (Vagabond Press, 2015).
4 December 2015
nzepc launches Six Pack sound #2, featuring recent work by Stephanie Christie, Makyla Curtis and Hannah Owen-Wright, Doc Drumheller, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Jack Ross and Sam Sampson. Listen to audio recordings and read notes by the Poets on their selections.
21 October 2015
nzepc presents LOUNGE #47 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster), featuring Stu Bagby, Peter Bland, Roger Horrocks, Sophia Johnson, Michele Leggott, Bronwyn Lloyd, Vana Manasiadis, Elizabeth Morton, Lisa Samuels, Robert Sullivan, with MC Jack Ross (Photos)
23 September 2015
nzepc presents LOUNGE #46 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster), featuring the MCW class of 2015 reading from works in progress: Caroline Barron, Ruth Bayley, Sarah Costelloe, Stephanie Davidson, Jacqui Hammond, Harley Hern, Ann Neville, Rachel O'Connor, Juliet Robieson, Tom Romeo, Phill Simpson and Dianne Starrenberg.
28 August 2015
nzepc celebrates its 14th birthday, with Auckland Central City Library and Auckland University Press at POETRY CENTRAL 2015, 5.30-7.30 pm at the Central City Library. We’re launching Murray Edmond’s Shaggy Magpie Songs and hosting a reading featuring Murray Edmond (MC), Makyla Curtis, Michele Leggott, Bob Orr, and Lisa Samuels. Come and celebrate National Poetry Day 2015 with a glass of wine, an electronic birthday cake and the best quardle oodle ardle wardle doodling in town. (Poster)
28 August 2015
Poetry on the Pavement
Friday 28 August 12 noon, outside the University Library in Alfred St
Join us to chalk poems on pavements around the Library for National Poetry Day (Poster). Bring a poem, your own or an all-time favourite, or write a poem on the spot. We’ll bring the chalk and a poetry giveaway for the best performance of a pavement poem. (Photos)
12 August 2015
nzepc presents LOUNGE #45 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster), featuring Ivy Alvarez, Anni Docking, Graham Lindsay, Maris O'Rourke, Ruby Porter, Shahab Ramhormozian, Hadi Rezaei, Lisa Samuels, Daniel Satele, Jamie Trower and Rapheal Mathis.(Photos)
27 May 2015
nzepc presents LOUNGE #44 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster), featuring Invisible cities, work by students from English 344 Writing Creative Prose..(Photos)
1 May 2015
nzepc launches a new section, Six Pack Sound, featuring audio recordings and notes by Poets on their selections. Our first Six Pack presents recent work by Murray Edmond, Ya-Wen Ho, Alice Miller, Tessa Priest, Vaughan Rapatahana and Steven Toussaint. The new section supersedes Soundnz and Poems Online, both of which have been archived.
29 April 2015
nzepc presents LOUNGE #43 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster), featuring Tusiata Avia, Coral Carter, Jennifer Compton, Makyla Curtis, Katea Duff, Sue Fitchett, Jack Ross, Denyce Su'a, Robert Sullivan, Hannah Owen-Wright.(Photos)
1 April 2015
Poet, performer and new media artist Hazel Smith (Sydney) contributes a Tapa Notebook to nzepc’s growing collection.
25 March 2015
nzepc presents LOUNGE #42 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster), featuring Black Friars, Anton Black, Iain Britton, Jenny Clay, Murray Edmond, Peta Felauai, Kelly Malone, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Paula Morris, Vaughan Rapatahana. (Photos)
22 October 2014
nzepc presents LOUNGE #41 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster), featuring Eleanor Catton, Anand Changale, Wystan Curnow, Doc Drumheller, Ya-Wen Ho, Nicki Judkins, Mel Rands, Sam Sampson, Lisa Samuels and Steve Toussaint. (Photos)
17 September 2014
nzepc presents LOUNGE #40 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster), featuring Sue Fitchett, Josh Goodwin, Paula Green, Anne Kennedy, Alys Longley, Rod Mackenzie, Bob Orr, Vivienne Plumb, Eliza Sagar, and Tulia Thompson. (Photos)
22 August 2014
nzepc celebrates its 13th birthday, with Auckland Central City Library, Auckland University Press and Phantom Billstickers at POETRY CENTRAL 2014, 5.30-7 pm at the Central City Library (poster). Featuring Michele Leggott (MC), John Newton, Ya-Wen Ho, Robert Sullivan, Makyla Curtis, Jack Ross, Alice Miller, Murray Edmond and Selina Tusitala Marsh. Launch of nine new poem posters from Phantom Billstickers for NZ Post National Poetry Day
06 Aug 2014
nzepc presents LOUNGE #39 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster), featuring Murray Edmond,
Peter Simpson & Jonathan Besser. (Photos)
31 July 2014
Three Tapa Notebooks go online: David Eggleton (Dunedin), Bernadette Hall (Amberley Beach) and Paul Kane (Warwick, NY). See also nzepc's video feature David Eggleton Reads in Dunedin.
9-15 July 2014
Carla Harryman and Barrett Watten in New Zealand. Distinguished North American poets Carla Harryman and Barrett Watten visited New Zealand in July to read and talk in Dunedin and Auckland. Their visit was hosted by the University of Otago and the University of Auckland, and included public readings and open seminars, some of which were recorded for upload to nzepc.
28 May 2014
nzepc presents LOUNGE #38 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster), featuring writers who are members of English 344: Writing Creative Prose.
30 April 2014
nzepc presents LOUNGE #37 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster), featuring Iain Britton, Janet Charman, Makyla Curtis, Finn Patiliu Donnan, Ross Doughty, Deborah Hill Cone, Alex Jespersen, Michele Leggott, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Chris Parr and Mel Rands. (Photos)
10 April 2014
nzepc announces the publication of Issue #13 of Ka Mate Ka Ora: A New Zealand Journal of Poetry and Poetics, edited by Murray Edmond. This issue features Pam Brown’s illustrated account of her 40-year odyssey through the politics and poetics of experimental writing and publishing in Australia. Susan Schultz, Jen Crawford, Jack Ross and Chris Parr contribute talks and essays connected with nzepc’s September 2013 symposium Poetry as Social Action. The second and concluding part of Marcia Russell’s investigation into the early poetry of trans-Tasman poet Elizabeth Riddell and Tony Beyer’s obituary for Dunedin poet and publisher Trevor Reeves complete the issue.
27 March 2014
To celebrate the launch of Beyond the Ohlala Mountains: Alan Brunton / Poems 1968-2002, nzepc presents an extensive audio feature, Alan Brunton in Performance 1974-2002. Titus Books is publishing the volume, edited by Michele Leggott and Martin Edmond, and nzepc is hosting its Online Notes. Check out the video and selected photos of the launch concert held at the University of auckland’s Waipapa Marae, featuring poets, singers, musicians and actors performing work by Alan Brunton.
26 March 2014
nzepc presents LOUNGE #36 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster) featuring international and local writers John Adams, Black Friars, Ruby Brunton & Jeff Henderson, Martin Edmond, Kelly Malone, John Newton, Tessa Priest & Aladdin Jones, Ila Selwyn, Helen Sword & Mark Pulsford.
16 December 2013
Starlight: Australian poet John Tranter reads at Auckland Central City Library, joined by local poets Anne Kennedy, Michele Leggott and Robert Sullivan. Poster. Video.
22 November 2013
Makyla Curtis curates NEE MISS / NEMESIS, an nzepc feature collating materials from a multimedia installation concerned with the work of Auckland poet Kelly Malone.
23 October 2013
nzepc presents LOUNGE #35 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster) featuring local writers and students Alana Bruce, Wystan Curnow, Anni Docking, Alex Gleed, Tony Green, Erena Johnson, Petra Kennedy, Rowan Klevstul, Nora Leota, Kelly Malone, Emerald McPhee, Junia Moungboon, Michael Onslow Osbourne, Maris O'Rourke, Sarah Pearce, Robert Scott, Lloyd Thomason and William Watling. (Photos)
27 September 2013
POETRY AS SOCIAL ACTION
A Symposium at the University of Auckland. [Programme]
How do contemporary poets engage their multiple audiences? What is the function of experiment in writing as a social act? How should we map the cultural dimensions of eco-poetics, identity politics or non-normative behaviours? Seven speakers address these and other questions in a series of interactive panels and a public reading hosted by the NZ Electronic Poetry Centre (nzepc) in conjunction with Australian poet Pam Brown’s Distinguished Visitor Award at the University of Auckland.
Our speakers are Adam Aitken (Sydney), Ali Alizadeh (Melbourne), Pam Brown (Sydney), Jen Crawford (Singapore), Ya-Wen Ho (Wellington), David Howard (Dunedin), Susan Schultz (Honolulu) and Ann Vickery (Melbourne). We welcome students, staff and interested individuals to this free event at the Pat Hanan Room in Arts 2, 9 am-4.30 pm. Then join us at Auckland Central City Library and hear symposium poets read their work at WORD AND WORLD, 5.30-7 pm. .
Information: Michele Leggott (firstname.lastname@example.org)
18 September 2013
nzepc presents LOUNGE #34 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster) featuring international and local writers and students Pam Brown, Makyla Curtis, Murray Edmond, Sophia Johnson, James Roberson, Lisa Samuels, Robert Scott, Steven Toussaint, Kristina Walton and Kaylynn Wong.
16 August 2013
nzepc celebrates its 12th birthday, together with Auckland Libraries and Auckland University Press, at Poetry Central 2013, 5.30-7 pm. (Poster)
Featuring Janet Charman, Murray Edmond, Anne Kennedy, Michele Leggott, Jack Ross, Lisa Samuels, Robert Sullivan and Ian Wedde.
14 August 2013
nzepc presents LOUNGE #33 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster) featuring local writers and students Gina Cole, Jo Commins, Josh Goodwin, Aladdin Jones, Sarah Laing, Bronwyn Lloyd, Vivienne Plumb, Tessa Priest, Ila Selwyn and Jack Spicer.
29 May 2013
nzepc presents LOUNGE #32 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster) featuring students Elliot Ashton-Stretch, Alana Bruce, Eleanor Bloomfield, Finn Teppett, Conor Lorigan, Georgia Williams, Visakham Joseph, Grace Brebner, Kathleen Foley, Hannah Matthews, Elliot Macdonald, Zoe Lippsett, Claire Duncan, Junia Moungboon, James Pasley, Radley Fenner, Jenny Gao, Gabriel Lunte, Jonathon Potton, Jae Kim, Jack Spicer, Michael Whittaker, Reuben Fong, Bex Vitoria, Kerrie Pepper, Amenda Quang, Zita Featherstone, Rachel Hamilton, Monique Richardson. MC: Alex Jespersen (Photos)
22 May 2013
nzepc announces the publication of Issue #12 of Ka Mate Ka Ora: A New Zealand Journal of Poetry and Poetics, edited by Murray Edmond
This issue highlights the discovery of two important New Zealand poets from the late 19C- first half 20C with an essay by Marcia Russell on "The Early Poetry of Elizabeth Riddell" and an essay by Michele Leggott on "The Antipodean Poetry of Lola Ridge." Dougal McNeill reads the 1960s magazine Dispute as a journal of poetics. Lisa Samuels reports from Spain. And Eleanor Catton meditates and mediates the relationship between style and voice in fictive writing.
17 April 2013
nzepc presents LOUNGE #31 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster) featuring local writers and students Iain Britton, Alex Jespersen, Mike Johnson, Hilary Johnston, Ann Jones, Liz Lang-Brown, Therese Lloyd, Matt Metzler, Lorenz Poeschl and Jack Ross. (Photos)
2 April 2013
Eleven well-travelled Tapa Notebooks go online at nzepc with thanks to Ken Bolton (Adelaide), Jennifer Compton (Carrum, Victoria), Joy Harjo (Mvskoke Nation/Oklahoma), Jeffrey Paparoa Holman (Christchurch), David Howard (Purakanui), Jill Jones (Adelaide), Selina Tusitala Marsh (Waiheke Island), Sawako Nakayasu (Tokyo), Jack Ross (Mairangi Bay), John Tranter (Sydney) and Lesley Wheeler (Virginia). We’ve also updated David Howard’s author page for the occasion.
27 March 2013
nzepc presents LOUNGE #30 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster) featuring local writers and students Ross Brighton, Katea Duff, Adam Fresco, Ya-Wen Ho, Courtney Meredith, Hala Nasr, John Newton, Lisa Samuels, Michael Steven and David Taylor. (Photos)
20 December 2012
Launch of completed SHORT TAKES ON LONG POEMS, featuring videos of readings and presentations from nzepc symposium 29-30 March and complete materials for American poet Rachel Blau DuPlessis visit to the University of Auckland, Febraury-March 2012.
- Rachel Blau DuPlessis in New Zealand
- Symposium programme and abstracts
- LOUNGE 34: videos of 11 Australian, New Zealand and American poets
- SHORT TAKES: 21 video presentations from the symposium
- Oneroa Long Beach Walk Poem: symposium collaboration on Waiheke Island
- Gallery: a selection of photos by many hands
26 October 2012
nzepc joins with NZ Poet Laureate Ian Wedde and Auckland Central City Library to present Young Knowledge: A Public Conversation, the first in a series of events sponsored by the National Library in which poets read and discuss a well-known New Zealand poem. On this occasion Ian Wedde, Murray Edmond, Michele Leggott, Mary Paul and Iain Sharp take on Robin Hyde’s ‘Young Knowledge‘ (1936). Audio files recorded and made available by nzepc.
17 October 2012
nzepc presents LOUNGE #29 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster) featuring local writers and students Ben Atkins, Lynn Davidson, Sarah Ferguson, Sue Fitchett, Brian Flaherty, Kelly Malone, Matt Metzler, Junia, Moungboon, Eliza Sagar, Hannah Owen Wright and Art Nahill. (Photos)
12 September 2012
nzepc presents LOUNGE #28 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster) featuring local writers and students Joshua Iosefo, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Courtney Meredith, Hala Nasr, Sam Peckham-Togiatama, Sara Vui Talitu, Grace Teuila Taylor, To'asavili Tuputala, Albert Wendt andReina Whaitiri.
15 August 2012
nzepc presents LOUNGE #27 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster) featuring local writers and students Lucinda Bennett, Ross Brighton, Eleanor Catton, Natalia Drecki, Michelle Elvey, Michael Hofmann, Angela King, Jeremy Roberts, Helen Sword and Sonja Yelich. (Photos)
26 July 2012
nzepc celebrates its 11th birthday, together with Auckland Libraries and Auckland University Press, at Poetry Central 2012, 5.30-7 pm. (Poster)
Featuring Janet Charman, Susan Davis (reading for Leigh), Murray Edmond, Brian Flaherty, Paula Green, Anne Kennedy, Selina Tusitala Marsh, John Newton, Bob Orr, Robert Sullivan and Michele Leggott.
Plus the arrival of two new poetry collections, At the White Coast by Janet Charman and The Darling North by Anne Kennedy.
30 May 2012
nzepc presents LOUNGE #26 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster) featuring performances by student prose writers Lucinda Bennett, Bronwen Bisley, Dylan Brown, Sophie Curlett, Ben Daniels & Jonathan Barnett, Seth Davies, Chloe Fleming, Adam Fresco, Josephine Grierson, Tap Hongladaromp, Claire Jackson, Hilary Johnston & Sara Watson, Calvin Logue, Lydia & Grace, Kirstie MacDiarmid, Zac McEwen, Sophie Pearce, Lorenz Poeschl, Carly Sanders, Seam, Isaiah Tour-Teur, Stephanie Van, Geete and Phoebe Watt. (Photos)
2 May 2012
nzepc presents LOUNGE #25 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster) featuring local writers and performers Stephanie Christie, Allan Drew, Murray Edmond, Ya-Wen Ho, Dylan Horrocks, Zoe Meager, John Newton, Emily Perkins, Mel Rands and Alex Taylor. (Photos)
30 March 2012
The eleventh issue of nzepc's Ka Mate Ka Ora: A New Zealand Journal of Poetry and Poetics is live, featuring essays, translations and commentary:
- Murray Edmond, That Spaniard in the Works: Editorial Notes
- Hilary Chung, Ghosts in the City: The Auckland Exile of Yang Lian and Gu Cheng
- Jan Pilditch, Two Women Poets: Helen Adam and Bub Bridger
- Ted Jenner, The Gold Leaf from Petelia
- Tom Bishop and Steve Willett, The Tibullus Conversation
- Jack Ross, Marie de France: ‘Laüstic’ (c.1180)
- Andrew Wood, Karl Wolfskehl: Two Poems
- Ricci van Elburg, Lucebert: Twice Bright
- Marty Brooks, Primitive Originals: Pablo Neruda in Elizabeth Bishop’s ‘Invitation to Miss Marianne Moore’
- Pam Brown and Jane Zemiro, An Act of Rash Bravado
- Laurie Duggan, Translations from the Italian
- Jacob Edmond and Cilla McQueen, ‘Spanners in the Wrong Works’: Translating Dmitry Golynko
- Murray Edmond, Adam Wiedemann: Anarchist of Pain or Oneiric Surrealist or Anarchist Realist?
- Vivienne Plumb and Adam Wiedemann, ‘The Vegan Bar and Gaming Lounge’ and ‘Vivienne’s Poem’
29-30 March 2012
SHORT TAKES ON LONG POEMS: A Trans Tasman symposium at the University of Auckland
Where does the contemporary long poem locate itself in physical and digital space? how do we present long forms to each other in the round and on the web? The New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre (nzepc) and visiting American poet Rachel Blau DuPlessiss host two days of talks and performances at the University of Auckland culminating in a long poem collaboration on Onetangi beach, Waiheke Island. Symposium registration.
28 March 2012
nzepc presents LOUNGE #24 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (poster) featuring Distinguished Visitor Rachel Blau DuPlessis with guest poets from SHORT TAKES ON LONG POEMS, a trans Tasman symposium: Pam Brown, Martin Harrison, Dinah Hawken, David Howard, Jill Jones, Cilla McQueen, Jack Ross, Susan Schultz, Hazel Smith, Robert Sullivan and John Tranter.
30 November 2011
nzepc presents periphery / to carry around. As part of ‘Poetry & the Contemporary,’ a conference held in Melbourne 7-9 July 2011 and hosted by Deakin University, eighteen New Zealand and Australian poets met at Carlton Gardens to make a collaborative video work with texts brought specifically for the purpose but undisclosed beforehand. Later in the day we recorded further readings at the Victorian Trades Hall and Kris Hemensley’s Collected Works Bookshop.
Participants: Ruby Brunton, Andrew Carruthers, Janet Charman, Jen Crawford, Anna Maria Dell’oso, Martin Edmond, Sue Fitchett, Maggie Hall, Jill Jones, Michele Leggott, Sam Moginie, Vivienne Plumb, Jack Ross, Lisa Samuels, Chris Mooney-Singh, James Vickers, Kate Waterhouse, Mark Young.
19 October 2011
nzepc presents LOUNGE #23 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (poster) featuring student writers and local poets Michael Botur, Stephanie Johnson, Maddy King, Sacha Norrie, Michael Onslow-Osborne, Mihera Paterson, Jeremy Roberts, Eliza Sagar, Alex Taylor and Ian Wedde. (photos).
21 September 2011
nzepc presents LOUNGE #22 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (poster) featuring student writers from English 343 and MC Lisa Samuels. Performers: Courtney Addison, Nicole Arocho, Ben Blackman, Joseph Cahill-Lane, Ellen Chang, Ruby Cheah, Bernard Coleman, Cris Cucerzan, Sarah Ferguson, Corinna Joseph, Areez Katki, Kat McIsaac, Sacha Norrie, Vanessa Ortynsky, Adam Thompson and Tom Wilson (photos).
This reading is dedicated to the memory of classmate Gareth Stewart Lee.
17 August 2011
nzepc presents LOUNGE #21 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (poster) featuring local poets and student writers John Adams, Ross Cunningham, Jon Duckett, Michelanne Forster, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Celeste Oram, Mel Rands, Lisa Samuels, Daniel Satele, Robert Sullivan (photos)
22 July 2011
The New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre (nzepc) celebrates its 10th birthday with the launch of ten Tapa Notebook pages and an event for NZ Post Poetry Day in association with Auckland Central City Library.
- Tapa Notebooks from Brian Flaherty, Jen Crawford, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Murray Edmond, Michael Harlow, Cath Kenneally, Michele Leggott, Lisa Samuels, Robert Sullivan and Helen Sword.
- POETRY CENTRAL 2011. Books, bridges and Pasifika voices at Auckland Central City Library, 5.30-7 pm, featuring Jennifer Compton, Brian Flaherty, Anna Jackson, Michele Leggott, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Robert Sullivan, Albert Wendt and Reina Whaitiri.
- Birthday wishes from Karen Craig, Ponte Santa Trinita, Firenze, 21 July 2011
25 May 2011
nzepc presents LOUNGE #20 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (poster) featuring local poets and student writers Iain Britton, Ben Brown, Drus Dryden, Ya-wen Ho, Christian Jensen, Greg Kan, Mark Pulsford, Jade Shearstone, Caitlin Smith, Helen Sword, Sonja Yelich (photos)
10 May 2011
The tenth issue of nzepc's Ka Mate Ka Ora: A New Zealand Journal of Poetry and Poetics is live, featuring:
- Emma Neale, Rhys Brookbanks
- O.J. Cade, Nature, Science and Technology in the Poetry of Cilla McQueen
- Janet Charman, in these hours
- Selina Tusitala Marsh, ‘I come going to place to place from the origin’: Notes Toward a Tradition of Fast Moving Poems
- Paula Green, New Territory: An Interview with Digital Poet Helen Sword
- Scott Hamilton, Earthquake country: Reading Hubert Witheford’s ‘Barbarossa’
- Murray Edmond, Quoting, Quoting Everywhere: Literary Reference and Echo in David Mitchell’s Steal Away Boy
27 April 2011
nzepc presents LOUNGE #19 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (poster) featuring local poets and student writers Sarah Anderson, Cris Cucuerzan, Ben Daniels, Rene Harrison, Stuart Hoar, Zara McGunnigle, Maris O'Rourke, Emily Perkins, Heidi Tannenbaum, Tiria Tiria (photos)
30 March 2011
nzepc presents LOUNGE #18 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (poster) featuring guest poets and student writers Charlotte Billing, Ross Brighton, Jon Duckett, Sue Dymoke, Murray Edmond, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, Kelly Malone, Mihera Paterson and Kineret Yardena (photos)
3 March 2011
Just added to David Mitchell’s author page, Genevieve McClean’s video of Poetry off the Page students performing george raft hat at the University of Auckland, 16 March 2010.
Launch of completed All Together Now: A Digital Bridge for Auckland and Sydney (March and September), edited by Pam Brown, Martin Edmond, Brian Flaherty and Michele Leggott, and featuring:
20 October 2010
nzepc presents LOUNGE #17 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (poster) featuring local poets and student writers Jarrad Dickson, René Harrison, Ainslie Hogarth, Laura McLauchlan, Kelly Malone, Tim Page, Lisa Samuels, Katie Shore, Robert Sullivan and David Taylor (photos)
29 September 2010
nzepc presents LOUNGE #16 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (poster) featuring student poets John Adams, Troy Blackman, Marty Blayney, Sarah Bogle, Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle, Jon Duckett, Matthew Ng-Wai Shing, Ngahuia Harrison, Greg Kan, Jennifer Liu, Kathryn Longstaff, Chloe McCreedy, Kayleigh Naude, Jenna Oden, Mel Rands, Manon Revuelta, Carol Rowse, Rilind Tairi, Hannah Taylor, Elena Wenn, Basia Wojcierowska (photos)
13 September 2010
The ninth issue of nzepc's Ka Mate Ka Ora: A New Zealand Journal of Poetry and Poetics, with a special focus on on North American legacies in the southern hemisphere.
- Murray Edmond, Trade and True: Anthologies Fifty Years After Donald Allen’s The New American Poetry
- Virginia Gow, ‘The Activity of Evidence’: Robert Creeley’s New Zealand
- Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, Hello, America: Christchurch’s 1970s Pacific Moment
- Scott Hamilton, Before Erebus: Five Footnotes to Kendrick Smithyman’s ‘Aircrash in Antarctica’
- Ian Wedde, Does Poetry Matter?
- Roger Horrocks, Leigh Davis (1955-2009)
- Paul Millar, Jacquie Baxter / JC Sturm (1927-2009)
- Murray Edmond, ‘Landed Poem Upwards’: Martyn Sanderson (1938-2009)
- Robert Sullivan, Cape Return: for Alistair Te Ariki Campbell (1925-2009)
25 August 2010
nzepc presents LOUNGE #15 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (poster) featuring local poets and student writers:
Sigal Buttle, Bill Direen, Josh Goodwin, Tricia Hall, Anne Kennedy, Paul McKenzie, Bob Orr, Will Pollard, Heidi Tannenbaum, Kate Waterhouse (photos)
30 July 2010
nzepc launches a new section, The Poetry Project, in partnership with the Michael King Writers’ Centre to mark the completion of A Million Poems for Matariki in Otahuhu and North Shore schools. Poets Paula Green, Michele Leggott, Kelly Malone, Cilla McQueen, Selina Tusitala Marsh and Robert Sullivan read with students at Auckland Central City Library to celebrate National Poetry Day (and nzepc’s ninth birthday!)
30 June 2010
Video feature: Phantom Billstickers at LOUNGE #13 , Old Government House, Auckland, 28 April 2010. US Consul General Randy Berry led off the pasting and reading of 10 posters by American and New Zealand poets. Local poets, musicians and student readers include Selina Tusitala Marsh, Paula Green, Ben Daniels, Jack Ross, Sacha Norrie, Greg Kan, Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle, Ben Brown, Martin Edmond, Jordan Luck and Otis Mace.
1 June 2010
Janet Charman and University of Auckland poetry students launch All Together Now: A Digital Bridge for Auckland and Sydney
(March section), edited by Pam Brown, Martin Edmond, Brian Flaherty and Michele Leggott, and featuring:
- multimedia contributions by poets from NZ, Australia and the digital neighbourhood
- collaborative digital poem & video Archipelago
- audio talks from nzepc’s HOME & AWAY 2010: A Trans Tasman Poetry Symposium at the University of Auckland, 30-31 March
- photo gallery from March symposium
26 May 2010
nzepc presents LOUNGE #14 at Old Government House on the University of
Auckland city campus (poster) featuring
local poets and student writers: Ross Brighton, Jon Duckett, Murray
Edmond, Madeline King, Nishishita Koutarou, Sarah Rose, Gus Simonovic,
Jack Smylie, Helen Sword, Alex Taylor, Selina Tusitala Marsh. (Photos)
28 April 2010
nzepc presents LOUNGE #13 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (poster) in association with the launch of Phantom Billstickers’ new series of poster poems. Featured writers: Tusiata Avia, Ben Daniels, Martin Edmond, Paula Green, Greg Kan, Zarah Butcher McGunnigle, Sacha Norrie, Stephen Oliver, Jack Ross and Sonja Yelich.
30-31 March 2010
nzepc presents HOME & AWAY 2010, a trans Tasman poetry symposium in two parts. [POSTER] The first part was held at the University of Auckland, 30-31 March; the second will take place in Sydney, 1-2 September. A digital bridge will link the two halves of the symposium by means of texts, images, audio and video. Features of the March symposium include:
- Presentations by Jill Jones, Ann Vickery, Martin Edmond, Nigel Roberts, John Newton, Ian Wedde, Cath Kenneally and Mark Young
- Launch of All Together Now: A Digital Bridge for Auckland and Sydney
- Launch of nzepc David Mitchell author page in conjunction with Steal Away Boy: The Selected Poems of David Mitchell (Auckland UP)
- LOUNGE #12 reading at Old Government House Wed 31 March with Australian and local poets Serie Barford, Janet Charman, Michael Farrell, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, Jill Jones, Cath Kenneally, Jan Kemp, Genevieve McClean, John Newton, Vivienne Plumb, Nigel Roberts, Ian Wedde, Mark Young. [Photos]
23 November 2009
nzepc celebrates the publication of Ian Wedde’s Good Business (Auckland UP) with a comprehensive update of his author page including new essays, audio files from the Aotearoa Poetry Sound Archive and selections from Earthly: Sonnets for Carlos, Pathway to the Sea, Georgicon, Tendering and The Drummer.
16 November 2009
Phantom Billstickers’ fourth selection of poem posters launches in Dunedin on George St and at Circadian Rhythm Café with readings by Michele Leggott, Michael Harlow, Jay Clarkson, David Howard, John Bezett, Roger Hickin, Rob Lamb, David Eggleton, Pamela Gordon and Pat White. Video: Poem Posters to the World #4. Photos: April Dolkar and Jay Clarkson. View posters and video /Poem Posters to the World #4/.
30 October 2009
The eighth issue of nzepc's Ka Mate Ka Ora: A New Zealand Journal of Poetry and Poetics, with a special focus on the work of James K.
Baxter, goes live:
- Dougal McNeill, Baxter’s Burns
- Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, ‘Reason not the need’: John Newton and James K. Baxter’s Double Rainbow
- Francis McWhannell, Hunt’s Baxter
- From the archive: James K. Baxter, Winter at Jerusalem; John Pettit, Photograph of Baxter at Hiruharama, December 1970; Stephen Innes, The Baxter Papers at the University of Auckland Library
- Jack Ross, Troubling Our Sleep: Ted Jenner’s Postmodern Classicism
- Michele Leggott, peri poietikes / about poetry
14 October 2009
nzepc presents LOUNGE #11 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (poster). Featured writers: Michael Botur, Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle, Sarah Broom, Wystan Curnow, Travis Gasper, Stuart Hoar, Katie Hoy, Jonathan Oosterman, Alex Taylor, Sarah-Jean Thomas. (Photos)
6 October 2009
nzepc commemorates Leigh Davis (1955-2009) with an author page that includes links to Jack Books, an online reprint of Willy's Gazette (1983, 1999) and audio files from the Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive.
23 September 2009
nzepc presents LOUNGE #10 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (poster). Featured writers: Janet Charman, Martin Edmond, Amanda Ferris, Russell Haley, Lynn Hall, Arkan Kazal, Bob Orr, DM Satele, David Taylor and Ian Wedde. (Photos)
26 August 2009
nzepc presents LOUNGE #9 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (poster). Featured writers: John Adams, Serie Barford, Riemke Ensing, Amanda Ferris, Joshua Goodwin, Ya-wen Ho, Greg Kan, Kelly Malone, Bob Orr, Doug Poole and Penny Somervaille. (Photos)
26 July 2009
SEVEN STARS: a project for Matariki 2009
Seven poets east to west across the isthmus of Tamaki Makaurau
(Auckland) look for the stars of Matariki as they appear in the northeastern sky June-July. Murray Edmond, David Eggleton, Brian Flaherty, Paula Green, Michele Leggott, Selina Tusitala Marsh and Lisa Samuels.
22 July 2009
Phantom Billstickers' second selection of poster poems launched at Wellington Trawling Sea Market and at the National Library of New Zealand in association with the announcement of the second NZ Poet Laureate, Cilla McQueen.
2 June 2009
Phantom Billstickers poster poem initiative launched in Auckland with Michele Leggott, Tusiata Avia, James Milne (aka Lawrence Arabia) and others. View posters and video Poem Posters to the World.
29 May 2009
The seventh issue of nzepc's Ka Mate Ka Ora: A New Zealand Journal of Poetry and Poetics, with a special colloquium feature, goes live:
- 1,000 Words or a Picture: Could Poetry be a Contemporary Art? A ka mate ka ora colloquium with contributions by Pam Brown; Martin Edmond; Sue Fitchett; Brian Flaherty; Tony Green; Paul Hartigan; David Howard; Lesley Kaiser and John Barnett; Jan Kemp; Richard Killeen; Cilla McQueen; Selina Tusitala Marsh and Tim Page; Ann Poulsen; Jack Ross; Lisa Samuels; Helen Sword; Fredrika van Elburg; Ruth Watson and Albert Wendt
- Paul Millar, Interviewing Hone Tuwhare at Kaka Point, 3 December 2007.
With photographs and audio
- Ian Wedde, Mahmoud Darwish 1941-2008
27 May 2009
nzepc presents LOUNGE #8 (poster) at Old Government House at the University of Auckland, featuring local poets and student writers:
Suraya Dewing, Murray Edmond, Lynn Hall, Michele Leggott, Di Nash, Jack Ross, Lisa Samuels, Alex Taylor, Alex Walls and Emily Wright. (Photos)
29 April 2009
nzepc presents LOUNGE #7 (poster) at Old Government House at the University of Auckland, featuring local poets and student writers John Adams, Iain Britton, David Eggleton, Jo Emeney, Kelly Malone, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Holly Painter, Emily Perkins, Gus Simonovic and Michael Steven. (Photos)
17 April 2009
David Howard presents a comprehensive range of responses to the life and work of Southland poet Ruth Dallas.
Some shells in a tobacco tin:
Tributes for Ruth Dallas 1919-2008 includes material by Rob Allan, Tony Beyer, Charles Brasch, Debbie Cartwright, Garry Currin, Kay McKenzie Cooke, Lynn Davidson, Siobhan Harvey, Roger Hickin, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, Ingrid Horrocks, David Howard, Lawrence Jones, Helen Lehndorf, Grahan Lindsay, Cy Mathews, Harvey McQueen, Martha Morseth, Emma Neale, James Norcliffe, John O'Connor, Alistair Paterson, Vivienne Plumb, Jenny Powell, Helen Rickerby, Jack Ross, Nelson Wattie, Sue Wootton and Otago UP. Audio excerpts of Dallas reading from Song for a Guitar and Other Songs.
25 March 2009
nzepc debuts the second year of its LOUNGE readings at Old Government House at the University of Auckland with an evening of work by contemporary writers of poetry and fiction. LOUNGE #6 (poster) features Jen Crawford, Brian Flaherty, Travis Gasper, Joshua Goodwin, Tricia Hall, Vincent O'Sullivan, Will Pollard, Helen Sword, Gareth van Sambeek and David Vann.
12 December 2008
Hone Tuwhare Special Issue of nzepc's Ka Mate Ka Ora: A New Zealand Journal of Poetry and Poetics, guest-edited by Robert Sullivan, goes live with contributions from:
- Selwyn Muru, Mātene Ruta Kīngi / Martin Luther King
- Hana O’Regan, He tītī me te waihoka pōhutukawa / Mutton birds and red wine
- Robert Sullivan, Hone Tuwhare’s Aroha
- Janet Hunt, His own true voice
- Michelle Keown, ‘Art for me is not a hothouse flower’: Hone Tuwhare’s socialist poetics
- Jon Battista, When grief inhabits the desolate house . . .
- Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Solar Metaphors: ‘No Ordinary Sun’
- Cassie Ringland-Stewart, Talking with Hone Tuwhare
- Hinemoana Baker, “People leave I know’: A perspective on Tuwhare, the album
- Peter H. Marsden, ‘Er war ein Berliner!’: Hone Tuwhare in Germany
- David Eggleton, Pūrorohū: Hone Tuwhare’s Rain Spells
- Photographs by William Farrimond, Jan Kemp and John Miller
- Tributes by Barry Brickell, Tania Hinehou Butcher, Glenn Colquhoun, Murray Edmond, William Farrimond, Bernadette Hall, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, Steve Lang, Michele Leggott, Jean McCormack, Cilla McQueen, Bill Manhire, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Michael O’Leary, Mark Pirie, Brian Potiki, John Pule, Gavin Reedy, Miriam Richardson, Dieter Riemenschneider, Alice Te Punga Somerville, Robert Sullivan, Apirana Taylor, Albert Wendt, Reina Whaitiri, Simon Williamson, Briar Wood
29 October 2008
Lisa Samuels and Jen Crawford present contemporary writers reading poetry and fiction at LOUNGE #5 (poster), Old Government House.
Featuring Jen Crawford,
Gareth van Sambeek,
Richard von Sturmer (Photos)
24 September 2008
Lisa Samuels and Jen Crawford present contemporary writers reading poetry and fiction at LOUNGE #4 (poster), Old Government House.
Featuring Sarah Broom, Jay Granger, Tony Green, Pip Howells, Ted Jenner, Olivia Macassey, Lydia May, Sam Sampson, Lisa Samuels and Michael Steven (Photos)
4 July 2008
nzepc presents Love, War and Last Things: A Digital Bridge for Florence at the NZ Studies Association/Centre for NZ Studies conference.
Featuring digital works by Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Paula Green, Jack Ross, Robert Sullivan and audio poems by Alan Brunton, Lauris Edmond, Murray Edmond, Rowley Habib, Anne Kennedy, John Male, Mary Stanley and Kendrick Smithyman
28 May 2008
nzepc presents LOUNGE #3 (poster) at Old Government House, featuring local poets and student writers: Murray Edmond, Dorothy Fowler. Bruce Fraser, Paula Green, Andrea Hunt, Witi Ihimaera, Alex Jespersen, Julia Kniep, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Ramesh Nair, Helen Sword and Genevieve Wilson (Photos)
30 April 2008
nzepc presents LOUNGE #2 (poster) at Old Government House, featuring local poets and student writers Alex Abraham, Judi Bagust, Hilary Boyd, Graham Brazier, Brian Flaherty, Julie Helean, Arkan Kazal, Sabrina Muck, Penny Somervaille and Rachel Wong. (Photos)
31 March 2008
From Point Chev in the 1940s to London and China in 2007, the fifth issue of nzepc's Ka Mate Ka Ora: A New Zealand Journal of Poetry and Poetics goes live with contributions by Murray Edmond, Russell Haley, Peter Simpson, Anna Smaill, Kendrick Smithyman (letters and poems), Fredrika Van Elburg, Ian Wedde and Niel Wright.
kmko #6 will be a special issue on the life and work of Hone Tuwhare, edited by Robert Sullivan. Enquiries email@example.com
26 March 2008
nzepc debuts a new reading series at Old Government House in the grounds of the University of Auckland. LOUNGE #1 (poster) features local poets and student writers plus Chris Price, inaugural UoA/Michael King Residency Fellow. Line-up: Rosetta Allan, Helena Dunn, Rowan French, Bernard Griffen, Joanna Grochowicz, Tim Heath, Dena Pezet, Chris Price, Jack Ross, Kirtsen Waner. [Photos]
10 January 2008
Paula Green video feature. Auckland poet Paula Green reads selections from Making Lists with Frances Hodgkins (AUP, 2007) at her West Coast home. Check out earlier nzepc video features by John Tranter, Pam Brown, Laurie Duggan and Selina Tusitala Marsh,
4 December 2007
Michele Leggott, co-founder with Brian Flaherty of nzepc, named inaugural New Zealand Poet Laureate 2008-09. The new award is administered by the National Library of New Zealand and replaces the Te Mata Poet Laureate award held by Bill Manhire (1997-98), Hone Tuwhare (1999-2000), Elizabeth Smither (2001-02), Brian Turner (2003-04) and Jenny Bornholdt (2005-06)
21 November 2007
Pasifika Poetry Web presents video and texts by Sia Figiel and Albert Wendt and video documentation of Tusiata Avia's AK 07 festival performance, 'Wild Dogs Under My Skirt.'
31 October 2007
Highlights from TRANSLATE #1-6: a selection of Tim Page's photographs of performances at Translate Cafe, March-October. 2007
17 October 2007
nzepc presents TRANSLATE #6 Poetry and Music (poster) with local poets, musicians and UoA student writers: Serie Barford, Jacq Carter, Michele Leggott, Renee Liang, Jean McAllister, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Bob Orr, Tim Page and Ed Tato. (Photos)
30 September 2007
'Going Somewhere New': the fourth issue of nzepc's Ka Mate Ka Ora: A New Zealand Journal of Poetry and Poetics goes live with contributions by Elizabeth Caffin, Ken Bolton, Alan Brunton, Michele Leggott, Martin Edmond, Murray Edmond and editorial notes by Hilary Chung. An archival focus, media galleries and a correspondence section mark new departures for the journal.
19 September 2007
nzepc presents TRANSLATE #5 (poster), featuring local poets and UoA student writers: Iain Britton, Jodie Butler, Murray Edmond, Anne Jones, Emma Phillipps, Edurne Scott, Iain Sharp, Christian Stafford and Tiana Wilson. [ Photos (PDF, 1MB) ]
8 August 2007
nzepc presents TRANSLATE #4 (poster), featuring guest MC Ed Tato with a line-up of local poets and UoA student writers: Natalie Baker, Miriam Barr, Micky Curtis, Rachael Heimann, Dom Hoey, Shane Hollands, David Ingram, Chris Kirk, Renee Liang, Michael Steven.
[ Photos (PDF, 1MB) ]
27 July 2007
nzepc celebrates its sixth birthday at Poetry Central (poster) in the Auckland Central City Library with cake, wine, digi-poems, launches and readings for Montana Poetry Day.
30 May 2007
Some major additions and a competition announcement. Tapa Notebooks by Laurie Duggan and Selina Tusitala Marsh go live; Poetry [Jam] and Light Bytes by Lesley Kaiser join nzepc digital's text/art section; and nzepc announces the Great New Zealand Digi Poem Competition 2007.
29 May 2007
nzepc presents TRANSLATE #3 (poster), a PASIFIKA evening featuring UoA students and local writers Daren Kamali, Eddy Leulu, Okusitino Māhina, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Karlo Mila, Tanielu de Mollard, Doug Poole, Vanessa Ryan and Tiana Wilson. [ Photos (PDF, 800KB) ]
1 May 2007
nzepc presents TRANSLATE #2 (poster) at Translate Cafe, 21 Whitaker Place, Grafton, featuring UoA students and local writers Janet Charman, Wystan Curnow, Sue Fitchett, Joshua Goodwin, Daniel Larsen, Renee Liang, Nick Marsden, Emily Perkins, Christian Stafford and Helen Sword.[ Photos (PDF, 1.3MB) ]
30 March 2007
'I Writer Because I Piss Off': the third issue of nzepc's Ka Mate Ka Ora: A New Zealand Journal of Poetry and Poetics goes live with contributions by Paul Millar, Helen Sword, Jack Ross and Anne Kennedy, with an editorial by Murray Edmond and seven previously unpublished poems by James K Baxter.
20 March 2007
nzepc debuts a new reading series at Translate Cafe (21 Whitaker Place, Auckland CBD). TRANSLATE #1 (poster) features UoA students and local writers Jen Crawford, Murray Edmond, Brian Flaherty, Christian Jensen, Michele Leggott, Lisa Samuels, Penny Somervaille, Ed Tato, Suneal Varma, and Nicole Velasco. [ Photos (PDF, 1.7MB) ]
17 October 2006
STRATA #10 reading (poster) with Paula Green, Matthew Hutching, Kayt Lackie, Amanda Lyons, Amy McDaid, John MacKinven, Emily Perkins, Wilton Rodger, Jack Ross and Richard Von Sturmer.[ Photos (ppt, 1.4MB) ]
26 September 2006
Ken Bolton and Cath Kenneally launch fellow Australian poet Laurie Duggan’s video feature during their own visit to Auckland to read and talk at UoA, and to take part in STRATA #9 (poster) with student writers and local poets Janet Charman, Sean Damer, Dylan Horrocks, Fiona de Jardine, Michele Powles, Sophie Procter, Aidan Rasmussen and Suneal Varma. [Photos (ppt, 8OOKB) ]
8 August 2006
STRATA #8 reading (poster) with Leila Austin, Owen Chapman, Jen Crawford, Steve Harley, Witi Ihimaera, Mike Johnson, David Merry, Lisa Samuels, Matthew Ross Smith and Kirsten Warner.
[ Photos (ppt, 4MB)
21 July 2006
Gifts, ghosts and guests: the second issue of nzepc's Ka Mate Ka Ora: A New Zealand Journal of Poetry and Poetics goes live for Matariki with contributions by Joel Harrison, Hilary Chung, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, Laurie Duggan and Martin Edmond.
21 July 2006
BLUFFING AUCKLAND 06
nzepc brings BLUFF 06 back home for a celebration reading at Auckland Central City Library, 6.00 – 8.00 pm, for Montana Poetry Day and our fifth birthday.
- Kotuku memorial
- Introducing BLUFF 06
- OBAN 06 contributors read
- Launch of BLUFF 06 feature and Ka Mate Ka Ora #2
- nzepc 5 th birthday cake
- MOVING RIGHT ALONG 06
Cilla McQueen, Anne Kennedy and Auckland BluffersHilary Chung Murray Edmond, Brian Flaherty, Paula Green, Alison Hunt, Michele Leggott, Bronwyn Lloyd, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Jack Ross, Helen Sword, Lisa Williams
1 June 2006
STRATA #7 reading (poster). PoetsTusiata Avia, Karlo Mila, Jacq Carter, 'Okusitino Māhina, Mua Strickson-Pua, Cherie Barford, Doug Poole and Selina Tusitala Marsh mark the Auckland launch of Pasifika Poetry.
11 May 2006
STRATA #6 reading (poster). Australian guest Mark Young reads with student writers and local poets Sonja Yelich, Tim Page, Rene Liang, Vanya Lowry, Brian Flaherty, Miriam Barr and Guinea Pig Highlights. Featuring also Tinfish/Trout, OBAN 06 and Otoliths 1.
21 - 24 April 2006
OBAN 06 online poetry anthology
a poetry symposium in Southland
21-24 April 2006
Cilla McQueen, David Howard and nzepc present four days of readings, discussion, launches and digital outreach in Bluff and Rakiura ( Stewart Island).
Featured writers: Rob Allan, Tusiata Avia, Jeanne Bernhardt, Kay McKenzie Cooke, John Dolan, Martin Edmond, Murray Edmond, David Eggleton, Cliff Fell, Brian Flaherty, Paula Green, Michael Harlow, Bernadette Hall, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, David Howard, Michele Leggott, Therese Lloyd, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Cilla McQueen, Emma Neale, Richard Reeve, Jack Ross, Brian Turner
Launch of author pages for Otago and Southland poets David Eggleton, David Howard and Cilla McQueen
Launch of Pasifika Poetry, a new section of nzepc coordinated by Selina Tusitala Marsh, featuring video and text by Tusiata Avia, Karlo Mila and Robert Sullivan.
23 March 2006
Laurie Duggan launches fellow-Australian poet Pam Brown's Tapa Notebook and video feature during his own visit to Auckland to read and talk at UoA, and to take part in STRATA #5 with local poets and student writers Bob Heck, Evelyn Conlon, Christian Jensen, Iain Britton, Magnolia Wilson, Malu Fink, Michele Leggott, Murray Edmond and Penny Somervaile.
24 December 2005
nzepc's refereed journal Ka Mate Ka Ora: A New Zealand Journal of Poetry and Poetics goes live with first issue contributions by Pam Brown, Murray Edmond, Alison Hunt, John Newton, Suzanne Nola and an editorial by Robert Sullivan. kmko artwork by Richard Killeen and design by Brian Flaherty.
21 October 2005
STRATA #4 reading (poster). Auckland writers join Ian Wedde to read and launch his new collection Three Regrets and a Hymn to Beauty (AUP).
30 September 2005
STRATA #3 Pasifika Reading (poster). Selina Tusitala Marsh MCs a line-up of Pasifika poets for the launch of John Puhiatau Pule's author page.
26 August 2005
STRATA #2 reading (poster). Poets and student writers from UoA join forces to read and launch Paula Green author page and a co-publication with brief 32 of work by Joanna Margaret Paul (1945-2003).
22 July 2005
STRATA #1 Montana Poetry Day Reading (poster) plus celebration of nzepc's 4th birthday with cake and launch of Leaflets & Chalk, a project by students, poets and nzepc to bring poems into public spaces of the University of Auckland campus as printed handouts and chalked texts on Poetry Day.
1 May 2005
Ka Mate Ka Ora! A New Zealand Journal of Poetics
Information and submission guidelines for nzepc's forthcoming research journal, edited by Murray Edmond and named after New Zealand's best-known poem.
21 - 23 April 2005
FUGACITY 05 online poetry anthology
A poetry symposium at the University of Canterbury
21 - 23 April 2005
Canterbury English and nzepc present three days of readings, launches, discussion and digital outreach with Christchurch poets, student writers and guest readers.
Featuring Tusiata Avia, Victoria Broome, Fiona Farrell, Brian Flaherty, Paula Green, David Gregory, Bernadette Hall, Michael Harlow, Claire Hero, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, Jan Hutchison, Michele Leggott, Graham Lindsay, Selina Marsh, John Newton, James Norcliffe and Konai Helu Thaman.
Ursula Bethell author page
Bernadette Hall author page
Michael Harlow author page
30 March 2005
nzepc archives Paula Green's Poetry on the Pavement curation of 22 texts in the Auckland CBD. Photographs by Deborah Smith.
28 February 2005
Third Birthday feature (videos, photos, text) and an author page for Jenny Bornholdt have been added. See also work by postgraduate students Alison Hunt and Robyn Lendrum (Auckland English) on the Robin Hyde page and by Alex van den Broek (Canterbury Music) on the Graham Lindsay page.
15 December 2004
Dinah Hawken author page has been posted. nzepc is also pleased to announce the addition of a Search function to the home page.
16 – 17 July 2004
Celebrations and a symposium for the New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre (nzepc) at the Gus Fisher Gallery, 74 Shortland St, Auckland CBD, 16-17 July 2004.
nzepc hosts a gathering of writers recently involved with the site for two days of readings, launches and discussion. 16 July is Montana National Poetry Day and marks three years of nzepc operation.
Martin Edmond, Murray Edmond, Brian Flaherty, David Howard,
Jan Kemp, Michele Leggott, Graham Lindsay, Genevieve McClean, John Newton, Bob Orr,
Jack Ross, Robert Sullivan, Sonja Yelich, Mark Young.
New on the site:
22 March 2004
Elizabeth Smither launches a selection of nzepc materials to mark the
conferral of her honorary doctorate from the University of Auckland and her
tenure of the Literary Fellowship in the Department of English in 1984.
4 February 2004
John Tranter Reads in Auckland
added to Features. Text and video clips of
Australian poet and Jacket magazine
editor John Tranter reading and talking about 13 recent poems at the University
of Auckland, August 2002.
22 December 2003
Graham Lindsay page posted to mark the publication
of his seventh collection Lazy Wind Poems (Auckland UP)
14 October 2003
Co-publication with brief #28 of materials from
Alan Brunton special issue
(Spring 2003), ed. Jack Ross.
Jack Ross, Editorial: In the Spirit of Crazy Horse:
Alan Brunton, The Excursion.
Sally Rodwell, Images from The Excursion, Theatre for the New City, NYC 1982.
Michele Leggott, An Egyptian day for the mandarin: The Excursion 1982 / 2001.
Murray Edmond, The Excursion, New York 1982.
Bumper Books Checklist 1995-2002.
Alan Brunton, Answers to Michael O’Leary’s Questionnaire on Small Publishing in New Zealand.
The Commissioner for Enlightenment: Chris Bourke talks to Alan Brunton.
Martin Edmond, Lighting Out for the Territory: review of Moonshine.
Jack Ross, F**k You, Faerie Queene, review of Fq.
Red Mole: A Chronology of Works 1974-2002
18 July 2003
nzepc launches a new Features section with
Nine Exiled Poets, a selection of work by readers performing at Hopetoun Alpha, Auckland, as part of
The Poetics of Exile conference at the University of Auckland, 17-19 July 2003 --
Chris Abani, Basim
Furat, Emad Jabbar, Kapka
Kassabova, Sudesh Mishra, Nora
Nadjarian, Yilma Tafere Tasew, Bronislava
Volkova, Yang Lian
4 July 2003
Notes for Young Knowledge: The Poems of Robin Hyde posted in association with Auckland UP's publication of the book. Australian actress Helen Morse opens an
audio section on the Hyde page with nzepc recordings from Young Knowledge.
18 March 2003
nzepc starts off 2003 with a selection of poetry materials across the site:
Raewyn Alexander, Murray Edmond,
Paula Green, Anna
Jackson, Mike Johnson and Bill
Manhire read new
Smithymania: co-publication with brief 26 of selected material
from Kendrick Smithyman special issue (January 2003), ed. Jack Ross.
Robin Hyde's three collections,
Desolate Star (1929), The
Conquerors (1935) and
Persephone in Winter (1937), plus
Robin Hyde in China, poems
written 1938 and published posthumously.
New essays on Hyde and Smithyman.
13 December 2002
Alexandra Smithyman launches Mary
Stanley page and a selection of poems from Kendrick
Smithyman's recently published collections Last Poems (Holloway
Press) and Imperial Vistas Family Fictions (AUP).
6 December 2002
nzepc co-sponsors Celebrating
Alan Brunton: A Concert and Book Launch for Fq
at the University of Auckland Marae. David Howard and Michele Leggott launch 'When
You Give So Much': some recollections of Alan Brunton as part of the
23 November 2002
Updates to Robin Hyde page include
material by Derek Challis and photographs from the recently published The
Book of Iris: A Life of Robin Hyde (AUP).
11 September 2002
Updates to Yang Lian's page include
an extensive selection of video clips from his October 2001 visit to the
University of Auckland.
25 August 2002
Bill Manhire's The Asterisk
Machine (Mark 3) launched as animation and downloadable screen-saver during
the Poets Laureate session at Seeing Voices
24 August 2002
Albert Wendt page posted in
association with the launch of his fourth collection The Book of the Black
Star (AUP) at Old Government House, Auckland, as part of the Seeing
Voices 2 poetry festival.
12 July 2002
Programme information for Seeing Voices
2: A New Zealand Festival of Poetry 23-25 August posted on nzepc.
Festival pages include bio notes and a poem by each reader
9 July 2002
Bob Orr page posted in association
with the launch of his sixth collection Valparaiso (AUP) at the Alhambra
Bar and Restaurant, Three Lamps, Ponsonby.
28 June 2002
A.R.D. Fairburn page posted.
Our thanks to Professor Mac Jackson (AU English Department) for consultation and
contributions, and to the estates of Fairburn and R.A.K. Mason for permission to
use archival material.
27 June 2002
Death of Alan Brunton in
Amsterdam. A selection of photos and obituaries has been posted on Alan's author
page and a set of commissioned recollections will follow.
31 May 2002
Janet Charman page posted in
association with the publication by AUP of her fifth collection snowing
18 March 2002
We honour connections with Robert Creeley and the Electronic
Poetry Center at SUNY Buffalo with the launch of Robert
Creeley’s New Zealand alongside video material from the 1995 Auckland
visit of Lyn
Hejinian and Charles
Bernstein’s Bad Language performance in July 2001. Thanks to the
poets and to Loss Glazier
for featuring these pages and Len Lye on
12 March 2002
Demonstration of nzepc in AU Library in conjunction with the
launch of Lauris Edmond page by
4 March 2002
Beauty, Sex, Heroism -- nzepc posts a selection of essays from
diverse sources, including
- Ken Arvidson, Affirming
lucidity: Edmond's 'wisdom poetry'
- Alan Brunton gets Jaamed
- Alex Calder, Unsettling Settlement: Poetry and
Nationalism in Aotearoa / New Zealand
- Janet Charman, My Ursula Bethell
- Wystan Curnow, High Culture Now! A Manifesto
- Lauris Edmond, Only Connect: The
Making of an Autobiography
- Murray Edmond, No
Paragraphs: Meditations on Noh, Poetry, Theatre and the Avant-garde
- Roger Horrocks, The Invention of New Zealand
- Bill Manhire, Breaking the
Line: A View of American and New Zealand Poetry
- Ian Wedde, Beauty,
Sex, Heroism; Introduction to The
Penguin Book of New Zealand Verse.
16 November 2001
A gallery of Eileen
Duggan photographs and cards from the University of Auckland Library's
Manuscripts and Archives Collection has been added to Opening the Archive.
6 November 2001
We are pleased to announce co-release with the e-journal HOW2
of an extensive range of material on the poetry of Robin
Hyde. Her nzepc author page and a feature section of HOW2's
Fall 2001 issue make available some current research and a selection of
poems. Coordinated by Ann Vickery and Michele Leggott.
14 October 2001
Yang Lian (famed ‘misty poet’ of
post cultural revolution China) author
page has been added, featuring both English and Chinese versions of poems
written during his time in Auckland after the events of Tiananmen Square.
A celebratory reading was held at Old Government House,
featuring Yang Lian, Witi Ihimaera, Don McGlashan, Candy Ho, Kamla Mahony and
Sandor Lau, Greville Texidor’s Lorca translations performed by Walescka
Pino-Ojeda and Michele Leggott. Texts by Len Lye and Kendrick Smithyman were presented by Roger Horrocks and Peter
Brian Flaherty demonstrated the nzepc website. Yang Lian was introduced by
Hilary Chung, who invited him to launch his nzepc author page before
reading. Murray Edmond presented the translations. Next day Yang read
and talked at a combined Asian Studies and Comparative Literature
seminar, with Jacob Edmond reading the translations.
17 September 2001
Len Lye has been added to the
20 July 2001
We are pleased to announce the establishment of the New Zealand Electronic Poetry
Centre (nzepc) at the University of Auckland on Montana New Zealand Poetry Day.
This marks the culmination of a trial collaboration between several parts of the
university and the poetic community. We welcome your comments and
hope you will return often to check on progress.