THE POWER OF POETRY…

THE POWER OF POETRY…

Friday 26 August 2016, 5:00pm—6:00pm

Is it 'language in orbit' (Seamus Heaney) or does it make you feel 'physically as if the top of [your] head were taken off' (Emily Dickinson)? Poetry means something different to everybody. To celebrate National Poetry Day, some of New Zealand's most distinguished poets will read their work and tell us what poetry is to them. Featuring Bill Manhire, Selina Tusitala Marsh, C.K. Stead, Fiona Kidman, Chris Tse and special guest Ali Cobby Eckermann (Australia).

Restriction: All Ages

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Is it 'language in orbit' (Seamus Heaney) or does it make you feel 'physically as if the top of [your] head were taken off' (Emily Dickinson)? Poetry means something different to everybody. To celebrate National Poetry Day, some of New Zealand's most distinguished poets will read their work and tell us what poetry is to them. Featuring Bill Manhire, Selina Tusitala Marsh, C.K. Stead, Fiona Kidman, Chris Tse and special guest Ali Cobby Eckermann (Australia). The MC is Professor Paul Millar, recent poetry judge of the Ockham Book Awards.

Concert Hall, The Piano
Christchurch, New Zealand

The performance focus of The Piano is the Concert Hall with audience seating for 330 people. The Concert Hall is suitable for a range of art forms including music (both classical and contemporary), dance, ballet and community theatre.

Address: 156 Armagh Street
Christchurch
Canterbury
Phone: 03 3775000
Web: www.thepiano.nz