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New post by Amber Esau: Just Poetry

When I first started getting into writing poetry, I tried to emulate my favourite poets: Charles Bukowski, Maya Angelou and Jim Morrison. (I don’t care what you say, Jim’s a poet!) Our most basic and natural way of learning is … Continue reading

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Post by Jillian Leach

Man Booker Prize 2013 The morning of the announcement of the Man Booker Prize saw students and lecturers in the Creative Arts Faculty at Manukau Institute of Technology gather in the main teaching room to see the announcement on live … Continue reading

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NZ Poetry Slam Auckland Heat

Dear Poets The last Auckland Heat of the NZ Poetry Slam will be held here at the Faculty of Creative Arts on Wednesday evening, 23rd October, from 7pm. 50 Lovegrove Crescent, Otara. Good luck!

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Post by Rachel Nessia

The first class of fourth term went exceedingly well. This is one of those times where the door has opened and you can see down the corridor; only you choose to linger within the frame just to get a sense … Continue reading

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CONGRATULATIONS TO ELEANOR!

Fantastic news for Eleanor Catton’s Man Booker Prize. We’re all thrilled for her at MIT. Nga mihi arohanui.

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Post by Geraldine Warren: Pimping Otara Poet Trees

Hone Tuwhare visited Tangaroa College Otara, when I was a pupil in fifth form (year 11), he conversed with purpose and ease to the teenage audience. Tuwhare was the first poet I saw performing his work live – the profound … Continue reading

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Tuesday Poem: Walt Whitman’s “A Noiseless patient spider”

A noiseless patient spider, I marked where on a little promontory it stood isolated, Marked how to explore the vacant vast surrounding, It launched forth filament, filament, filament out of itself, Ever unreeling them, ever tirelessly speeding them. And you … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our MIT Creative Writing lecturers on the Nielsen Fiction Bestsellers list! Eleanor Catton (The Luminaries, and The Rehearsal) Anne Kennedy (The Last Days of the National Costume) and Witi Ihimaera (White Lies, and The Parihaka Woman). The Nielsen … Continue reading

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Eleanor Catton’s Kim Hill Interview

From National Radio’s website: Eleanor Catton, graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and now lecturer in creative writing at the Manukau Institute of Technology, whose second novel, The Luminaries, has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Listen to her … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Eleanor Catton

Congratulations to Eleanor Catton, Lecturer in Creative Writing at MIT, whose second novel The Luminaries has just been long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, which is the world’s premier fiction prize. Her first novel The Rehearsal (2008) won the Adam … Continue reading

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