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 Albericos Italian Restaurant, Tokoroa
on Sunday 19 October.
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 poets loving concern for language and fondness for others who have worked with words.
Paula is currently working on her PhD, focusing on Italian Women writers.
Both her collections Cookhouse and Chrome have been published to critical
The more I read of Paulas 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 doesnt 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 Presss Seeing Voices Poetry Festival in 2002.
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