International Page and Stage in partnership with The New Zealand Poetry Society presents “From Opposite Ends of the Earth” – Poetry and Spoken Word from Northern Ireland and New Zealand
This event will take lace on Zoom and Facebook Live and will start at 10.30am in Northern Ireland and 9.30pm in New Zealand.on Sunday 27th June.
From New Zealand
New Zealand Poet Laureate, David Eggleton
From Poetry Live, Demi Schänzel and Sophie Proctor
The New Zealand Poetry Society, Lily Holloway
And Poetry Workshop Facilitator/Poet, Michael More
and from Northern Ireland
International Page and Stage
Moyra Donaldson is a poet and creative writing facilitator from Co Down. In 2019, she received a Major Individual Artist award from Arts Council NI. Her ninth collection, Carnivorous, was launched from Doire Press, in April 2021.
Linda McKenna’s debut poetry collection, In the Museum of Misremembered Things, was published by Doire Press in 2020. The title poem won the An Post/Irish Book Awards, Irish Poem of the Year. In 2018 she won the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing and the Red Line Festival Award. She has had poems published in a variety of publications including, Poetry Ireland Review, Banshee, The North, The Honest Ulsterman, Crannóg.
Matthew Rice is currently studying on the MA in Poetry at The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University, Belfast. His debut collection of poems, The Last Weather Observer, was published in 2021, with Summer Palace Press
David Braziel is a Poet, writer and spoken word performer. Three times winner of the Belfast Book Festival Poetry Slam and a regional and national finalist in the All Ireland Poetry Slam. David has hosted and performed shows at the Lingo Festival in Dublin and on the “Live from the Sunflower” comedy showcase broadcast on BBC Radio. In 2015 David supported spoken word artist Polar Bear at the Aspects Festival in Bangor. David’s first collection of poems “I Am Not a Poet – And Other Poems” was published in 2015 and his one-person show “Too Big for Words” was performed in Belfast in 2017.