Cat Woodward will be the guest poet at the next meetings of both Nelson Live Poets and Motueka Live Poets.

Nelson Live Poets now meet at the Liquid Bar, 75 Bridge St, Nelson. Their next meeting is on Monday 19 March, and they plan to start at 7.30 pm to allow the out-of-towners time to eat and travel.

Motueka Live Poets will meet on Tuesday 20 March, 7.30 pm at the Riwaka Hotel.

Cat Woodward is a lyric poet who recently moved to Nelson. Her first collection Sphinx (Salò Press) was published in 2017. She is currently finishing her PhD thesis (UEA) in lyric and robot voice. Her poems have appeared inTears in the FenceLighthouseThe LiterateurInk, Sweat & TearsVisual Verse and others. Cat offers a professional editing and mentoring service for poets; contact her at

Any queries or suggestions for Nelson Live Poets, contact Deirdre and Roger Lusby,, phone ph 03-544 0191 or 027 643 5123

For Motueka Live Poets, contact Maggie Brown,, phone 03-929 8150 or 021 128 0991