Socialist poet Victor Billot of Dunedin has returned fire on the misnamed “Taxpayers’ Union” who are now on the second year of their doomed campaign against him. Mr Billot says the Taxpayers’ Union have again attacked his poetry and Creative New Zealand for funding provided to the Newsroom website which publishes a weekly satirical poem …
A wide ranging rave and a few poems read
A new review in Landfall Review Online by Erik Kennedy
A very insightful and thorough review by Vaughan Rapatahana in Takahē 101, April 2021.
I’m honoured to have my poem Rage Virus find its way into the 2020 Best New Zealand Poems edited by David Eggleton.
Originally posted on NZ Poetry Shelf:
The Sets, Victor Billot, Otago University Press, 2021 Victor Billot reads ‘The Sets’ from his collection plus two new poems: ‘An Award Winning Campaign’ and ‘The Youngest One’. Victor Billot was born in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1972. He has worked in communications, publishing and the maritime industry. His…
A thorough and rigorous review of The Sets by Nicholas Reid on Reid’s Reader (an abridged version appeared in the Listener on 6 February 2021) The collection’s Prologue “The Sets” presents the sea as daunting and as the centre of Billot’s own personal mythology, the place to which he returns for many of his most …
My friend and fellow writer Michael Steven has written a great review here on the Kete Books website.
Interview with Vanda Symon on Write On, Otago Access Radio, 10 February 2021
The Sets was launched in Dunedin on Thursday 4 February at the temporary home of the University Book Shop in the H D Skinner Annex.Thank you to the UBS, Otago University Press and all who attended. Good times! All photos by Laura Hewson.Support your local independent bookseller or available from Otago University Press.
‘The Sets’ was published by Otago University Press in February 2021.
Oh boy. If you’re reading this, you made it through.
A freak, a mutant, the year that said “BOO!”
Dunedin writer Victor Billot has responded to a bizarre attack by the Taxpayers’ Union with a simple message: “get a real job.”
The MP for Clutha-Southland
did, it is true, post on Facebook that
he had been door knocking in Mataura
when he hadn’t.