Just a short little post to say ‘Happy National Poetry Day’ to all my readers!
It’s such an important day in our literary calendar, so it’s worth celebrating and making it public, involving as many people as possible.
On that note, I hope everyone got out and about to attend some of the amazing events and readings that were going on around New Zealand, that you all noticed some of the public poetry scrawled across surfaces and landscapes and that you took the time to read a couple of lines of poetry today. Booksellers had a great list of events on their website, and if I had been back in Auckland, I would have been racing to attend both the Inaugural Poetry Breakfast – pancakes & poetry? A-ma-zing – the Auckland Poetry Central readings and the Divine Muses IX Poetry reading at Gus Fisher.
I was fortunate enough to have two poems published today in Blackmail Press, Issue 33 (the last issue of the year!) – ‘How illustrators learn to draw underwater’ and ‘Geography course on fossils from Antarctica’. If you haven’t indulged in any poetry yet today, take a read of these poems here. BMP is a stellar NZ publication, so do take a dip into its online pages and help celebrate NZ poetry!