Friday, November 9, 2007

Were, Virginia

Photograph: Fiona Pardington

Virginia Were (b. 1960)


Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):


1. Torch
2. The Bride Stripped Bare
3. Little Italy
4. Coming Down, West Auckland, 7.10.98
5. Alabama
6. We Listen for You on the Radio
7. Rangitoto/Canoe
8. The Bride in the Park
9. Ash
10. Missing

Bio / Bibliography:

Virginia Were is a West Auckland-based poet, prose writer, reviewer and arts journalist. Born in Australia in 1960, she is a graduate of the Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland. During the 1980s, she was a member of the band Marie and the Atom. Her first collection of poetry, Juliet Bravo Juliet, was published in 1989, her second, Jump Start, in 1999. She is currently editor of Art News New Zealand and writes regularly about art, gardening and architecture.


Juliet Bravo Juliet, Wellington: Victoria University Press, 1989
Jump Start, Wellington: Victoria University Press, 1999

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