My friend Chris Tse has been published in a book of poetry by the Auckland University Press (AUP). Very exciting! You can read his blog, The Asiatic League, here.
VicBooks and The Victoria University Library presents The AUP New Poets Launch – Thursday 17 March at Te Taratara a Kae, Victoria University Library, Rankine Brown Building, Kelburn Campus – 5-7pm.
I can’t go, so you all should.
The popular AUP New Poets series, which brings fresh new poetry to a wider audience, began in 1999 and has launched the careers of well-known poets such as Anna Jackson, Sonja Yelich and Stu Bagby. This fourth volume showcases the work of three distinct new voices: Chris Tse, Erin Scudder and Harry Jones. Chris Tse is a Wellington writer whose work draws on his family history and Chinese heritage. Canadian born Erin Scudder writes sophisticated, dark, and flavoursome poetry with close attention to the sound and shape of words. Tauranga based Harry Jones writes poems in which appearances deceive. On the surface plain, even easy, his poems open on depths of insight and feeling.
You can also hear one of Chris’ poems, The Family Village, on SoundCloud.