Liz Breslin

Liz Breslin’s first collection of poems, Alzheimer’s and a Spoon, was published by Otago University Press in 2017 and listed as one of the NZ Listener’s Top 100 books. Her poems are journaled in Best New Zealand Poems 2017, Landfall, takahē, the Café Reader, the Spinoff, Poetry NZ Yearbook and other places. She also writes plays, stories, reviews, articles and a fortnightly column – Thinking Allowed – for the Otago Daily Times. Liz was second runner up in the 2014 New Zealand Poetry Slam in Wellington, did a spoken word piece and a collated-audience-response poem at the 2016 TEDx Queenstown and came third in the Charles Causley Trust International Poetry Competition the same year. She’s touring in Canada in July 2019 and heading to Krakow, Poland, as a resident writer in September/October 2019 as a UNESCO Cities of Literature resident writer.

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