Paula Green (b. 1955)
Contemporary New Zealand Poets in Performance (2007):
afternoon tea with Virginia Woolf
two minutes westward
Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):
1. Greek Salad
2. Oven-baked Salmon
3. Afternoon Tea With Virginia Woolf
4. Afternoon Tea With Virginia Woolf: 2
6. K Rd to Kingdom Come
7. Desiring Italy
8. Milford Sound [1-4]
9. 2 Minutes Westward
Paula Green lives in Auckland with painter Michael Hight and their two children. She completed her doctoral thesis on Italian women’s literature of the twentieth century in 2004. She has taught in the Italian Department, Film and Television Studies and Women’s Studies at the University of Auckland. She also works as a translator.
Auckland University Press has published her first three collections of poetry, Cookhouse (1997), Chrome (2000), and Crosswind (2004). Her essays, poetry, and short fiction have appeared in journals in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, United States, Great Britain, and India. She has appeared at the Auckland Writers Festivals, Seeing Voices, and participated in New Zealand Book Council reading tours.
Green founded a series of poetry readings ‘The Alba Readings’ in the early nineties. She was programme co-ordinator for the Seeing Voices Poetry festival.
Green’s latest book, Crosswind, includes a sequence of poems entitled ‘Lounge Suite.’ These poems were written in response to various New Zealand artworks that she encountered. The artists were subsequently invited to provide a new image that would be adjacent to the poem in the book. The final section of the book, ‘Westbound and Floating’ is a reaction to the music of the seventies that formed the backdrop to her youth.