Thursday, February 16, 2012

They're reading our poetry here

This week, Janet Frame's poem 'The End' has been displayed on a giant electronic billboard in Times Square New York.

The poem poster, produced by Phantom Billstickers, accompanies a promo for a cultural event to be held in New York on the 28th February at the Saatchi & Saatchi headquarters.

Full information about the event 'Kiwi Poets in New York', about the poetry poster project initiated by Jim Wilson, is in this Press Release.

It will be my great pleasure and privilege to be taking part in this cultural event and reading some of Janet Frame's poetry in a city she loved so much, and visited many times, sometimes staying for extended periods with friends or borrowing their apartments. What's not to love, about New York?

Indeed, what's not to love about New Zealand? Let the Kiwi poets take up that theme!

Click here to read the text of Janet Frame's poem 'The End'. It is a poem that she did not publish in her lifetime, but that is now available in the collections The Goose Bath (Random House) and Storms Will Tell (Bloodaxe Books))

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