Monday, November 19, 2007

Morseth, Martha

Martha Morseth


Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):


1. The Café
2. Sonnet for Table Seven
3. Endings and Beginnings
4. The Incredible Treachery of Words
5. Halloween
6. My Mother’s Kitchens
7. Noah
8. Death-bed Litany
9. Priscilla goes on-line

Bio / Bibliography:

Martha Morseth is a Dunedin poet, playwright, short story writer, teacher and freelance journalist. Born in Ohio, she received her undergraduate and graduate education in Minnesota and at the University of Pennsylvania, respectively. After living in New Zealand in the mid-1960s, she returned to the country permanently in 1972, after receiving her graduate degree. Since then, she has taught at three Dunedin schools; written plays and short fiction for secondary schools students; and contributed articles and features to magazines and newspapers. Her first collection of poetry, staying inside the lines, was published by the Inkweed Press in 2002. (Three short pamphlets of her poetry had appeared in the mid-1970s.) She has also recently had published a volume of short stories for teenagers, Yeah! (2002), and a collection of plays for school students, Let’s Hear It for the Winner (2003). Her poetry has been featured in a number of journals, including Landfall, Printout, Takahe, Poetry NZ, JAAM, the Australian Library Journal and Glottis.


Dunedin Thoughts, Dunedin: n. p., 1975?
Otago Impressions, Dunedin: n. p., 1975
Reflections in Verse, Dunedin: n. p., n. d.
staying inside the lines, Titahi Bay: Inkweed, 2002

Featured in:

All Together Now!: A Celebration of New Zealand Culture by 100 Poets, Tony Chad (ed.), Upper Hutt: Valley Micropress, 2000

Other Publications:

Yeah!: Short Stories for Teenagers, Auckland: Longman, 2002
Let’s Hear It for the Winner: and Other Plays, Auckland: Pearson Longman, 2003

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