13 episodes

Sarah Krieg talks to poets from Aotearoa New Zealand in her studio in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Her goal? To open your mind about what poetry could be. Guests include local slam poets, as well as writers who are fresh on the scene.

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Sarah Krieg talks to poets from Aotearoa New Zealand in her studio in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Her goal? To open your mind about what poetry could be. Guests include local slam poets, as well as writers who are fresh on the scene.

    S2 Ep 4 - Jamie Trower

    S2 Ep 4 - Jamie Trower

    Jamie Trower started writing as a way to help him recover from a skiing accident he had as a child. Since then, he’s published a number of poetry collections, established his career as a magazine writer, and started his own publishing house: Birdboy Press. This week on Poetry Snaps we talk about how we can create worlds with words when we are faced with isolation. We dive into the experience of rejection, and explore the reasons why everyone loves drama class in high school.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    S2 Ep 3 - Ruby Macomber

    S2 Ep 3 - Ruby Macomber

    Ruby is a poet, storyteller, creative facilitator and current student of law. In this episode we talk about her work with Te Kāhui, a youth arts programme promoting storytelling in communities and corrections. We also explore the way Pasifika poets have influenced her writing, and the deeply flawed nature of a “hierarchy” of needs.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    S2 Ep 2 - Claudia Jardine

    S2 Ep 2 - Claudia Jardine

    Ōtautahi based poet and Classics nerd, Claudia Jardine, zooms into the studio via the internet in this episode. In the build-up to the release of her first full-length poetry collection, BITER, we talk about IUDs, pelicans, and the caveats of translating ancient love poems.

    • 59 min
    S2 Ep 1 - Queer Bone: Sex Poems with Dan Goodwin, Quinn Allison, Ngaio Simmons, Grace Shelley and Joshua Iosefo

    S2 Ep 1 - Queer Bone: Sex Poems with Dan Goodwin, Quinn Allison, Ngaio Simmons, Grace Shelley and Joshua Iosefo

    As part of Auckland Pride, Sarah and Dan hosted an evening at Movespace where queer poets explored the theme of sex in their poetry. The episode was recorded live in front of an audience, and began with a panel discussion. Then each poet showcased their take on the topic of "queer sex" - whatever that might mean to them.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ep 8 - Georgie Silk

    Ep 8 - Georgie Silk

    Georgie Silk is a poet, theatre maker and counsellor who has done extensive research into the relationship between creativity and dealing with mental distress. This week on Poetry Snaps, we delve into the reasons why writing poetry usually makes you feel good.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep 7 - Dan Goodwin

    Ep 7 - Dan Goodwin

    Current National Slam Poetry Champion, theatre maker and good friend Dan Goodwin sits down to chat about all the things that lie beneath the words of a poem.

    • 1 hr 9 min

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