Jan Kemp talks to Kim Hill about Raiment: A Memoir


Kim Hill has interviewed Jan Kemp about her new memoir, Raiment on RNZ’s Saturday Morning.

‘Jan Kemp burst onto the New Zealand poetry scene in the early 1970s, and became one of the few young women poets of her era to be allowed into male-dominated club of the time. In 1979 she hit the road with Alistair Campbell, Sam Hunt and Hone Tuwhare as part of the Four Poets Tour.

Kemp’s new memoir Raiment chronicles her life up until the age of 25 — tracing through the 50s, 60s, and diving into the literary community of the early 1970s — revealing what it took to be an independent woman.

Originally hailing from Morrinsville, Kemp now lives in Germany with her husband Dieter.’

You can listen to the interview here.