Very excited to see that the AUP New Poets series is cranking up again. This is such a great poetry series and I’m delighted to be a part of it (I was in AUP New Poets 3, back in 2008). It’s a great way to get to know new voices and I’m so pleased Auckland University Press is relaunching it. There’s a New Poets 5 coming out later this year (with a fresh, new look) and a New Poets 6 in the making too! The wonderful Anna Jackson (who featured in AUP New Poets 1) is editing.
Carolyn de Carlo, one of the AUP New Poets 5 authors, has arranged a reading of past and present “New Poets” at Millers O’Brien gallery in Victoria St. in Wellington (1/85 Victoria St, upstairs, near the Lido) this Tuesday 18th June 2019 at 6:00pm. I’d love to see you there. Here are the deets from Food Court:
“Food Court is proud to present their latest event, an evening of readings by Auckland University Press writers who have been featured in the New Poets series, relaunching with Vol. 5 in August 2019. Consider this a sneak preview of what will be on offer in Vol. 5 and beyond, and a look back at some absolute bangers from over the years.
Sophie van Waardenberg
+ a few surprises!
There is a working lift at the gallery, but there will be limited seating available (8-10 chairs). Please arrive early if this applies to you, or let us know ahead of time, and we will do our best to accommodate all needs and circumstances!”
Here’s the list of AUP New Poets to date:
AUP New Poets 1: Raewyn Alexander, Anna Jackson, Sarah Quigley
(currently listed on Amazon for $149.50 for a used copy (!!!), so clearly a collector’s item)
AUP New Poets 2: Stu Bagby, Jane Gardner, Sonja Yelich
AUP New Poets 3: Janis Freegard, Katherine Liddy, Reihana Robinson
AUP New Poets 4: Harry Jones, Erin Scudder, Chris Tse
AUP New Poets 5: Carolyn de Carlo, Sophie van Waardenberg and Rebecca Hawkes