A Very Public Masterclass


Photo by MAARTEN HOLL/Dominion Post

During the recent Writers & Readers Festival in Wellington three novice poets had their work critiqued by Poet Laureate Bill Manhire during a poetry master class. Read the DomPost Story here.

‘Then he says the thing I both love and hate hearing in a workshop – I think you need to take a deep breath and start again.’ —Pip Adam reports for the Scoop Review of Books

‘lots of really good stuff,’ he said. ‘Lots of really dodgy stuff.’  —Philippa Werry on Beattie’s Book Blog

‘the people in the seats next to me spent the first ten minutes talking about how they weren’t quite sure about this whole Bill Manhire business, but they wanted to see for themselves’  —Hera Lindsay Bird for Booksellers NZ