“From Opposite Ends of the Earth” – International Poetry and Spoken Word from Northern Ireland and New Zealand – 27 June

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 place 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

David Eggleton

David Eggleton is a poet and writer based in Dunedin, New Zealand. He received the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in Poetry in 2016. He is the Aotearoa New Zealand Poet Laureate 2019-2022.

Demi Schänzel

From Poetry Live, Demi Schänzel – As a small-time poet residing along distant windswept shores, Demi’s poetry draws on a long history of folklore and fairy tale; oft evoking the soft floral nature of much-adored bedtime stories told many a time before

Sophie Procter


Poet, Storyteller, Copywriter, Day-dream believer. I like to use my words as kindling to spark a light to help me on this journey to a place that is (hopefully) beyond mere being. I love nothing more than sharing that journey with others. I have been lucky enough to be a part of the local Auckland poetry community through my work as MC for Poetry Live! – NZ’s longest running poetry open mic which turned 41 this year.

Lily Holloway


Lily (she/they) is a queer writer and poet who is forthcoming in AUP New Poets 8. You can find a list of her published and forthcoming writing at lilyholloway.co.nz/cv.

Michael Moore

Among many other hats of service in his community, Michael Moore is a Poet, Indigenous Story-teller and Creative Developer from Waikato, Aotearoa. Michael uses his words to ignite new horizons for voices from all marginalised plights of life.

and from Northern Ireland

International Page and Stage

Moyra Donaldson

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

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.


Raquel McKee

Raquel McKee writes both performance poetry and page poetry, often for the purpose of social commentary or reflection.  She is homesick for Jamaica.  I know… You long to go too!

Matthew Rice

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

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.


More information can be found at the following link: www.facebook.com/events/467553824350306

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