Did you hear the Prime Minister of New Zealand had a baby?
We put together a poem to mark the occasion, bringing together five well-known kiwi and New Zealand-based poets to each contribute a few lines. Then the final piece was edited together by our Lead Artist and Education Director Sara Hirsch. Since we posted it on facebook last Thursday we've reached over 25 000 people, 3 000 of whom have clicked on the poem to take a closer look. A really great reach for our first group poetry project. We're grateful to a couple of our friends who passed the piece on to the Prime Minister.
Let us know if you think there are any other upcoming events you'd like to see kiwi poets respond to, otherwise enjoy our poem entitled How-to New Zealand.
Kia ora whānau ruri, and welcome to our first blog post. We've been working hard since February to bring more poetry to more places in Aotearoa, and thought now would be a good time to say kia ora. While we're here, check out a couple of videos we've released on facebook over the last few weeks, showcasing the work of Sara Hirsch and Jess Holly Bates. Filmed at the National Youth Drama School in Havelock North.