Top poetry award goes to creative writing tutor

25 Nov, 2013
 
AUT tutor and poet Siobhan Harvey has won top poetry award

AUT Creative Writing tutor Siobhan Harvey has been awarded New Zealand’s premier poetry prize, the Landfall Kathleen Grattan Award for Poetry.

The award, valued at $16,000, is for her project: Nephology for Beginners which is about a child with autism spectrum, his mother and his school. She was one of 90 entries judged by poet, fiction writer and lecturer Jeffrey Paparoa Holman.

Harvey began teaching on AUT’s Bachelor of Arts and Master of Creative Writing programmes at the start of 2013.

Radio New Zealand Arts on Sunday interview with Siobhan Harvey about the award and her work.