Bill Manhire

An Ode (In Prose) To Skinny Dip

Despite the number of world-class poets here in Aotearoa, it’s rare that a collection of contemporary poetry is published by a New Zealand publisher. Briar Lawry could not love it more. In the late single digits, something happens to approximately…

Bill Manhire and Blyton’s Faraway Tree

Multi-accoladed poet and founder of the creative writing programme at Victoria University of Wellington, Bill Manhire relives the magic of Enid Blyton’s Faraway Tree, in this essay adapted from a talk given at the 2017 Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival….