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South Waikato Artsfest attracts

“the most distinctive voice in NZ Poetry today”

Poet Paula Green described as

“the most distinctive voice in New Zealand poetry today ”,

will be the guest of Alberico’s Italian Restaurant, Tokoroa

on Sunday 19 October.

“Hosting Paula will be our contribution to the celebration of the Arts here in the South Waikato during the Artsfest 2003,”
says organiser Rachel D’Andrea.


You can find more about Paula
HERE (New Zealand Book Council)

and and see and hear more of her poetry
HERE (“ Seeing Voices ” )

Paula Green, based in Auckland, is a published poet with strong connections to both food and things Italian.

In her first collection Cookhouse, Green writes movingly about her own life as a mother and as a poet, using food, cooking and meals to represent the nurturing, caring experience of women and also the poet’s loving concern for language and fondness for others who have worked with words.
Cookhouse was the subject of a recent course on Literature and Cooking.

Paula is currently working on her PhD, focusing on Italian Women writers.

Both her collections Cookhouse and Chrome have been published to critical acclaim.

“The more I read of Paula’s work, the more strongly I feel that hers is the most original and distinctive voice writing in New Zealand poetry today, which means the world really because it doesn’t seem to me there is anywhere else in the world where more original, strong and surprising poetry is being written than in New Zealand,” said poet Anna Jackson in a guest editorial in literary magazine JAAM .

Paula has been appearing at poetry readings for many years, most recently as a guest of the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival, where her new work inspired by the music of the 1970s received an enthusiastic reception.

Paula was the founder of The Alba Readings,held at the Alba Café in Auckland, and was the adviser to Auckland University Press’s “Seeing Voices” Poetry Festival in 2002.
She lives in West Auckland with her partner, the painter Michael Hight and their two children.

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Published 15th October 2003