Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):
1. So Did I
2. I don’t care if you sleep under a boat
3. It’s all in the genes
4. Opening the New Calendar
6. The Man Who Made friends with the Sea
7. The Bird and the Book
8. A Journey of Giraffes
9. The Pohutukawa
10. Talking Back to Billy
11. At Haywards
12. That Day
13. Motorway Song
Bio / Bibliography:
Robin Fry’s first career was in the professional theatre in England. She was one of the early NZ Government Drama Bursars to be accepted into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (London).
Back in New Zealand, she worked in Radio NZ (then the NZBS) as presenter of “Women’s Hour” 2ZB, as “Feminine Viewpoint” presenter at 2YA and then nationally. During this time she did two tours with the New Zealand Players.
While raising her family Robin went into print journalism and magazine editing, as editor of Works News, the PPTA Journal and PPTA News.
Robin Fry has been writing poetry for the past ten years. She was a member of the foundation poetry workshop at Victoria University in 1997. In 1996 she won second prize in the NZ Poetry Society’s annual international competition and in 2001 was placed first in that competition. Last year she was placed second in the Upper Hutt Poetry Competition.
Robin lives in Petone where her interests are the arts, travelling, gardening and family. She has a grown up son and daughter and four grand-children.
Robin Fry’s poems have been published in Takahe; Poetry NZ; the NZ Gardener; Sport, JAAM and Spin.
She also has poems in the NZ Poetry Society’s anthologies, Sky Falling; The Ordinary Magic; Climbing The Flame Tree; Tapping The Tank; An Exchange of Gifts and A Savage Gathering. Her poetry was represented in Coastlines, an anthology of prose and poetry from Wellington to Foxton and in an exhibition of poems about Porirua and its coast at Pataka Museum, Porirua in 2002
Her first book of poems Weather Report was published in September 2002 by Inkweed Publishing with a grant from Creative New Zealand.