About the event
New Worlds: New Perspectives. Words on Monday / New Zealand at Kings Place. Three poets report on New Zealand’s changing understanding of its global position and relationships over the past half century. Reading and discussing their work are Fleur Adcock, based for much of her life in London and winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry; Wellingtonian Bill Manhire, one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed poets and teachers of creative writing and winner of the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement; and Tusiata Avia, an exciting young performance poet of Samoan heritage who will present poems from her solo show Wild Dogs Under My Skirt, work which draws on a Samoan oral tradition and on Tusiata’s own New Zealand urban background. Gary McKeone, Chair of the Poetry Archive and Poetry London Magazine, will introduce the poets. Gary is also involved with a number of other literature organisations and is a former Literature Director at Arts Council England. Tickets £9.50. www.kingsplace.co.uk / Box Office 020 7520 1490.