Motueka Live Poets meet monthly on the third Wednesday at Armadillo’s Café (in the back room), 122 High Street, Motueka.

At their next meeting on Wednesday 20 March at 7 pm they welcome guest poet Lindsay Pope, who was born in Dunedin but has lived in the Nelson region for the majority of years since 1978. During that time he was predominantly employed as a teacher of mathematics while dabbling in writing poetry, feature articles and producing professional publications.

In 2009 he completed a masters degree in creative writing at Victoria University. His poetry has appeared in many New Zealand and international publications and online literary journals. Headwinds, his first book of poetry, was published in 2014. Ashleigh Young has written that his poems ‘are full of warmth and wryness and harsh morning light. Lindsay Pope is the scratchy cardigan of New Zealand poetry.’

In 2018 he published two further books of verse. The first, Badly Wolf, is an adult’s romp where in ten episodes he engages with familiar characters from children’s fiction. His second, Furthersouth, are poems influenced by the
human history of the Auckland Islands. He will be reading from all three volumes.

Everyone is welcome to attend or participate. Gold coin koha entry. For more information contact Maggie Brown at , phone 03-9298150 or text 021-1280991.