Thursday, November 22, 2007

Johnston, Andrew


New New Zealand Poets in Performance (2008):

How to Talk
How to Walk
Les Baillessats
The Present

[Recorded at Braeburn Studio, Wellington (24/4/07)]

Bio /Bibliography:

Born in Upper Hutt in 1963, Andrew Johnston won the New Zealand Book Award with his first book of poems, How to Talk (1993). He edited the Evening Post books page between 1991 and 1996, and worked as an editor for the International Herald Tribune in France for a number of years. At present he edits The Page, an online digest of poems and essays from the web.

In 1991 he received a Louis Johnson new writers bursary, and he attended the International Writers Program at the university of Iowa in 1995. He is the 2007 J. D. Stout fellow at the Stout Institute in Wellington, where he is writing a book on contemporary New Zealand poetry.


How to Talk. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 1993.
The Sounds. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 1996.
The Open Window: New and Selected Poems. Wellington: Victoria University Press / UK: Arc, 1999.
Birds of Europe. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2000.
Sol. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2007.


The Page: Poetry, essays, ideas. Available:


Andrew Johnston. Available:

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