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Fast Fibres Poetry 7

Fast Fibres 7 poetry from Northland

Fast Fibres 7

New anthology out now!

Fast Fibres Poetry Seven: from Northland, ed. Piet Nieuwland and Olivia Macassey
(Fast Fibres Poetry Collective, 2020)

Featuring the diverse and talented: Sarah Angus, Stuart Noel Angus, Shelley Arlidge, Julia Barber, Carolyn Bond,  Maggie Buxton, Veronica Cleary, Tony Clemow, Geraldine Craw, Courtney Davis, Robert Davis, Kanjini Devi, Lydia Draper, Murray Edmond, Arthur Fairley, Desmond Ford, Malcolm Ford, John Geraets, Michael Giacon, Vaughan Gunson, Jacqueline Gurney, Ann-Marie Houng Lee, Tim Howard, Hayden Hyams, Jac Jenkins, Lynda Joy King, Audrey Lappin, Tracie Lark, Fran Lawrence, Wes Lee, me, Sen McGlinn, Jack McKerchar, David Mounter, Piet Nieuwland, June Pitman-Hayes, Denise O’Hagan, Martin Porter, Kirsty Powell, Vaughan Rapatahana, Ron Riddell, Natascha Rodenburg, Ila Selwyn, Greg Shaw, Naomi Sioux, Joanne Tasker, David Taylor, Vivian Thonger, Alistair Tulett, Gerry Webb, and Mercedes Webb-Pullman.

Art: front cover Scott McFarlane, The Road to Kaikohe (detail); back cover Natascha J.A. Rodenburg, Moving Coil 3.

Launch: Thursday 20 August, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Location: Poets At ONEONESIX, 116 Bank Street Whangarei

To purchase: contact Piet Nieuwland fastfibres@live.com

Further events:
National Poetry Day: Poetry Posse & Fast Fibres Poets
Friday 21 August, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Kāri Āhua. The Āhua Garden 22 Bank Street, Whangarei

Kawakawa: Kings Theatre Creative Poetry Open Mic
Sunday 23 August, 1 to 3pm
Kings Theatre Creative, 80 Gillies Street, Kawakawa

Please note: the Fast Fibres Poetry Pop Up at the central library is postponed this year due to Level 2 restrictions.

Call for Submissions: Fast Fibres 6, ed. Piet Nieuwland and Olivia Macassey


Managing editor Piet Nieuwland has once again invited me to co-edit Fast Fibres poetry from Northland. This is a great little anthology, and this year we are supported by Creative Communities, which is great! So please send poems to fastfibres@live.com by June 14.

Ngā Kupu Waikato: An anthology of Waikato poetry

Ngā Kupu Waikato: An anthology of Waikato poetryThe new poetry anthology Ngā Kupu Waikato: an Anthology of Waikato Poetry, edited by Vaughan Rapatahana with an introduction by Mark Houlahan (Waikato Press 2019), is out now, with a book launch at Browsers Bookshop, Victoria Street, Hamilton at 4.00 pm on Sunday 31st March. 

The first ever anthology of poems from the Waikato, Ngā Kupu Waikato includes some fantastic work by 40 poets ranging from well-known to new and emerging writers, including  Stephanie Christie, Murray Edmond, Amanda Hunt, Terry Locke, Maris O’Rourke, Bob Orr, Vincent O’Sullivan, essa may ranapiri, Tracey Slaughter, and Loren Thomas.

The Waikato region includes the Coromandel Peninsula, where I’m from, and I am fortunate that two of my poems are included: ‘Home’ and ‘At Kuaotunu’.

 

and they have dragged the old upright piano out of the hall again,

brought it over to the sandy barren where

my now youthful mother begins to sing the night’s raw crescendo and diminuendo

through jazz to blues, the fiddle player resting his beer on top of the case

© 2020 Olivia Macassey

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