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Book Launch | Diana Bridge & Michael Jackson

Book Launch | Diana Bridge & Michael Jackson

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  • Wed 18 May ’16, 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Unity Books, 57 Willis St, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Unity Books Wellington & Cold Hub Press warmly welcome to the launch of

In the Supplementary Garden by Diana Bridge & Walking to Pencarrow by Michael Jackson

These two outstanding poetry collections will be introduced by Vincent O’Sullivan

Michael Jackson has been described as “one of [New Zealand's] most astute, humane, idiosyncratic, neglected and perdurable writers” (Martin Edmond). His poetry is characterised by its cosmopolitan range, its conceptual depth, lyrical concision, and craftsmanship. He has spent most of his life as a professional anthropologist, and currently holds a distinguished Chair at Harvard. He is the author of thirty-five books, including eight volumes of poetry, and winner of the Commonwealth Poetry Prize and the New Zealand Book Award for Poetry.

Awarding the 2015 Sarah Broom Poetry Prize to Diana Bridge, the chief judge, Irish poet Vona Groarke, described her work as “possibly amongst the best being written anywhere right now––for the arresting composure of the poems, for their reach and depth, for their carefully-wrought thought and language, for the beauty of their phrasing, for how they are both intellectually astute and also sensual and accessible, for the way they catch you up short and make you wonder, with a delightful wonder, just how it is they have brought you to where they have brought you; for their wit and style and yes, their seriousness.”

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