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Hippocrates Prize Commendation for Massey PhD Candidate

Congratulations go to Johanna Emeney, a PhD candidate in the School, who has had a poem selected as “commended” in the prestigious UK-based Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine.  The poem, “And then it spreads“, is from her creative/critical thesis, which is focused on medical poetry.  Further details can be found at: http://hippocrates-poetry.org/hippocrates-prize/2015-hippocrates-prize-for/.

Congratulations, Bryan!

Bryan Walpert’s recently launched book, Native Bird, is currently sitting at #9 on the New Zealand Bestseller list.  Check it out here: http://www.booksellers.co.nz/book-news/nzs-bestsellers/nielsen-weekly-bestsellers-lists-week-ending-saturday-18-april    

And the winner is…

First prize of $500 in the fifth annual Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize for 2015 has been won by Dunedin poet and graduating Massey University Masters of Creative Writing student Sue Wootton, for her poem ‘Luthier’. Second prize ($250) was awarded to Jessica le Bas, of Nelson, for ‘Four Photographs from a Window’. Alexandra poet […]

Janet Newman – 2014 Kathleen Grattan Prize Runner Up

Congratulations to Masters of Creative Writing (MCW) student Janet Newman, whose poetry collection beach.river.always – written during her Massey MCW – was just listed as the runner up for the 2014 Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems:  http://www.iww.co.nz/KathleenGrattanPrize2014%20PressRelease.pdf.

Essay key component of Walters Prize shortlisted artwork

A creative essay by School of English & Media Studies senior lecturer Dr Ingrid Horrocks is currently featuring as part of the Walters Prize exhibition at the Auckland Art Gallery. The essay forms a key part of Maddie Leach’s collaborative conceptual art project ‘if you find the good oil let us know’, which is a […]

Massey editor for new-look Poetry NZ

Jack Ross, Massey editor for new-look Poetry NZ Watching an Al Jazeera television item about a young Arab poet spraypainting words of protest on a wall somewhere on the West Bank struck a chord with Massey University English senior lecturer Dr Jack Ross. In his new role as managing editor of the country’s longest-running poetry journal, […]

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