Writers on Mondays: Winter Eyes - Harry Ricketts
The multi-talented Ricketts will discuss his latest poetry collection with Jane Stafford.
A poet, editor, biographer, critic and academic, Harry Ricketts teaches English literature and creative writing at Victoria University of Wellington. He has published over thirty books, including the internationally acclaimed The Unforgiving Minute: A Life of Rudyard Kipling (1999), How to Catch a Cricket Match (2006) and Strange Meetings: The Lives of the Poets of the Great War (2010). His eleventh and most recent collection Winter Eyes, has been described as 'Poetry as comfort, poetry as confrontation'. These are elegiac and bittersweet poems of friendship, of love's stranglehold, of the streets and buildings where history plays out. Harry is joined by editor and Victoria University Professor of English Jane Stafford to discuss his latest work.
From mid-July to October each year, the International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML), home of Victoria University of Wellington's renowned creative writing programme, runs a series of events highlighting writers active in and around Wellington, as well as guests from overseas.
Events run Monday 12.15 - 1.15pm on The Marae, Level 4, Te Papa with the exception of the two Short Sharp Script sessions at Circa Theatre.
Admission is free, all welcome.