Poetry Shelf celebrates new books: Victor Billot reads from The Sets

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…

Launch of The Sets, Dunedin, 4 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 Rise of Toad: or a verse marking the anointment of a new leader of the National Party, 22 May 2020

All hail! Glad tidings O countrymen and womyn! The battle for the soul of our green and pleasant land is joined again: the banners blue unfurled and proud, stamped by the novel emblem of a Toad! Now just wait a minute, interrupts Simon the Unfortunate, before Lord Toad steps up nimble and lops his head. …

Automated for the People

Published as part of the Dunedin City of Literature Possibilities Project For a start we are all awarded a year off, paid to do whatever we want. Aeroplanes are out, so we board sailing ships and crazy coloured zeppelins. We live for a long time (if we want.) It’s true that most of us are …

Great South Desert commended

The New Zealand Poetry Society are pleased to announce the results of the 2019 International Poetry Competition. With over 1,400 entries, the four judges were delighted at the amount of talented writing that was entered from around the world. OPEN SECTION Judge: Kiri Piahana-Wong1st Place: ‘Alumni Magazine’ by Margaret Moores from Cockle Bay, Auckland. 2nd…— …