Rainy day lunch times, kapa haka practice, first crushes and classroom pets are all captured in Skinny Dip, a new poetry anthology curated by Kate De Goldi and Susan Paris.
Keen to see more poetry published for young readers, the pair set about commissioning pieces from some of Aotearoa’s top contemporary writers including Renee Liang, Vanessa Mei Crofskey, Ashleigh Young, Sam Duckor-Jones and Victor Rodger. The result is a collection of 30 poems designed to appeal to readers of all ages.
Kate De Goldi works with children in schools throughout New Zealand, promoting reading and teaching creative writing. Susan Paris has edited the School Journal for 15 years, producing more than 50 journals.
Listen to the interview at RNZ here.