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‘In this landscape we invent as it invents us.’

Dramatic, sublime, fragile, work-a-day, the landscape of Aotearoa New Zealand, and in particular the landscape of Te Waipounamu, is all of these, and more. We grow out of the places we live in as organically as any other living thing. How do poets, our most sensitive communicators, perceive and make meaningful the spirit of the places where they reside?

Poet Laureate David Eggleton has invited poets who live in Te Waipounamu — Kay McKenzie Cooke, Bernadette Hall, Cilla McQueen, Owen Marshall and James Norcliffe — to present poems exploring that question.

COVID-19 update. Ticket allocation is for the current Alert Level. If there is a change back to Level 2 at the time of the festival, tickets purchased under the original Level 2 requirements will be given preference. Refunds will be processed by Eventfinda for tickets no longer valid under updated conditions.

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