Poetry Aotearoa Yearbook 2023 reviewed for Otago Daily Times


Hamesh Wyatt reviews recent work for the Otago Daily Times' poetry roundup:

'New Zealand’s longest-running poetry journal is into its 57th edition. Somehow after chewing through 1000 poems Slaughter selects 150 new from 110 talented authors.

Locals Victor Billot, David Eggleton, Eliana Gray, Sophia Wilson and Sue Wootton all appear.

This is a big one: more than 400 pages.

Tyla Harry Bidois is the featured poet. Her work is ecstatic, politically charged and terrifying at the same time.

The winners and runners-up in the school competition are also announced.

More than 30 recently published New Zealand books are reviewed too.

This is a pile-up of ideas, a ball of fire in a book.'

Read the entire roundup here.