Thursday, November 22, 2007

Jansen, Adrienne

Adrienne Jansen (b. 1947)


Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):


1. Spanish Civil War, 1937
2. The Bearer
3. Passing
4. Pot Shot
5. Dunedin: Playing Scrabble with my Aunt
6. Conversations

Bio / Bibliography:

Adrienne Jansen has lived in Porirua City for 20 years, after growing up in Wellington and living in various places in and out of New Zealand. She graduated from Victoria University and the University of Calgary, Alberta, then mostly taught in the tertiary sector. She taught English to immigrants, mainly refugees, for many years, established the Whitireia Polytechnic Creative Writing Programme and was its coordinator for several years. She has two sons, belongs to a large family and married into another large family. These are all things she has written about.

Major publications:

Borany's Story, Co-author. Learning Media 1991(Radio NZ, 1989)

I have in my arms both ways: life stories of ten immigrant women. Bridget Williams Books, 1990

Spirit Writing: a novel. HarperCollins 1999, Radio New Zealand 2001

Floating the Fish on Bamboo: a novel. HarperCollins 2001, Radio New Zealand 2002

A stone seat and a shadow tree: poems. Inkweed, 2001

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