The Power of Poetry



26 August 2016 | WORD Christchurch Festival

Is it ‘language in orbit’ (Seamus Heaney) or does it make you feel ‘physically as if the top of [your] head were taken off’ (Emily Dickinson)? Poetry means something different to everybody. To celebrate National Poetry Day, some of New Zealand’s most distinguished poets will read their work and tell us what poetry is to them. Featuring Bill Manhire, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Fiona Kidman, and special guest Ali Cobby Eckermann(Australia). The MC is Paul Millar, a recent poetry judge of the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

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