Wellington, New Zealand is home to many poets. Our city has a rich history of storytelling that continues to flourish. This poetry playlist highlights eight of the wonderful poets creating work in Aotearoa. The recordings were made in 2019 as part of a digital component to the Verb Festival.
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Sugar Magnolia Wilson
Verb Wellington is a literary organisation based in New Zealand’s capital city. Verb creates events throughout the year to bring readers and writers together for conversation and ideas. Every year in November, Verb presents a five-day festival that celebrates writers from Aotearoa and the world. Verb also runs writers residencies, publishes new writing, and advocates for the arts.