New Zealand Book Month event: An evening of poetry

Join us at Te Taratara ā Kae in Victoria University’s Rankine Brown Library to celebrate the release of: AUP New Poets 4 by Harry Jones, Erin Scudder & Chris Tse, published by Auckland University Press.

Thursday 17th March, 5pm – 7pm.

About the authors:

Chris Tse is an editor, writer, actor, musician and occasional filmmaker. He studied English literature and film at Victoria University of Wellington where he also completed an MA in Creative Writing. His poetry has appeared in Turbine, Sport, Landfall and Cha, and he has had short stories recorded for Radio New Zealand. He was the winner of the 2009 NZ Chinese Association/Listener short story competition.

Erin Scudder has just earned an MA (with distinction) in literature from Victoria University of Wellington. She works as a librarian and is completing her first book of poetry. Her poetry has appeared in Turbine and Trout, her short fiction in Damki Magazine (Japan) and in Christchurch City Gallery’s Out of Erewhon exhibit catalogue. Erin currently lives in Wellington.

New Zealand born Harry Jones’s first ambition was to be a painter – as a schoolboy, he was given lessons by Colin McCahon. He lived in England from 1974–’94, where he read English at Cambridge and was runner-up in the King’s Lynn Festival Poetry Award. In a brief interlude he was first runner-up in the lyrics section of the UK Songwriting Competition, the largest such event in the world. He now lives in Tauranga, New Zealand, and recently began publishing poems again after a gap of 20 years. Recent poems have appeared widely in New Zealand and UK poetry magazines.

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