Sue Fitchett (b. 1945)
Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):
1. Boning Up
2. Back then
3. The Spirit of the Place
4. Whanganui Taniwha
5. Corresponding with Lorine Niedecker
7. fires across the landscape
9. Queen Auckland
10. Honey for the Money
Bio / Bibliography:
Born in Lower Hutt; New Zealand 1945
Professional employment - Clinical Psychologist
Lives on Waiheke Island.
Literary Fund Grant in 1984.
2002 Louis Johnson bursar.
Co-winner of the 1998 New Zealand Poetry Society's International Poetry Competition.
Place getter in Takahe 2000 Poetry competition.
Commendation awards in various other national competitions.
Co-author of collection Drawing Together (with Marina Bachmann and Janet Charman): Published by Spiral; Distributed by New Women's Press; 1985.
Co-editor of the lesbian companion volume (Eat These Sweet Words) of The New Zealand Anthology of Lesbian and Gay Poetry (co-edited with Marewa Glover, Cary McDermott, Rhona Vickoce and Jonathan Fisher): Published by Publishing Giant Press; Christchurch; 1999.
Co-author of a collaborative work with photographer Jane Zusters (Charts & Soundings; some small navigation aids) Edited by Bernadette Hall & Elizabeth Allen; Published by Spiral in association with Island Bridge. Distributed in NZ by Addenda Ltd. and in Australia by Spinifex Press: 1999.
Author of poetry collection Palaver Lava Queen. Published by Auckland University Press in November 2004 (ISBN: 1 86940 326 6).
Published poetry in a number of anthologies, literary journals (New Zealand and Australia) and national magazines.
Published prose piece in the anthology Car Maintenance, Explosives and Love: Ed. by Susan Hawthorne; Cathie Dunsford & Susan Sayer: Spinifex Press: Melbourne: 1997
Published short stories in periodicals.
A number of articles have been commissioned for periodicals.
One article has been reprinted in the anthology Been Around for Quite a While: Broadsheet: Twenty Years: Ed. by Pat Rosier: New Women's Press: 1992.