The New Zealand Poetry Society is launching its annual anthology, this year entitled Before the Sirocco and edited by Joanna Preston, in Wellington at 6pm this coming Saturday, New Zealand election day. Here are the details:
Date: Saturday 6 December
Venue: Turnbull House, 11 Bowen Street (near the Bowen St/Lambton Quay corner)
What it’s all about: Take your mind off elections for a couple of hours! Come along to the launch of the New Zealand Poetry Society’s 2008 anthology, Before the Sirocco, and hear poets young and old read their work from the anthology — including winners and runners-up in the Poetry Society’s annual International Poetry Competition.
The buzz: The NZPS anthology launch is one of the few occasions on which poets from around the country get together. If you want to take the temperature of the New Zealand poetry scene, this is the place to be – and you’ll get to hear some great poetry as well.
Plus, you can buy a copy of Before the Sirocco there. Isn’t the cover great?