Friday, November 9, 2007

Willcox, Wensley

Wensley Willcox (b. 1936)


Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):


1. Sign of the Zodiac
2. Sandcastles
3. This delectable amusement
4. When the wind changes
5. The woman in green
6. Faces
7. Dog days
8. It is lightly said
9. After the storm
10. ‘It always works out in the end’
11. Incognito
12. At sea
13. A circumnavigation
14. Ice fishing
15. Mid-winter solstice
16. Defying gravity
17. For my father
18. Conversation with my mother
19. Making lemon snow
20. You can tell it’s autumn when
21. Millennium pieces

Bio / Bibliography

Wensley was born (1936) and raised in Christchurch and is a graduate of Canterbury University. She and husband Peter spent the first ten years of their married life in Lincoln where their three sons were born and Peter was in medical practice.
Since moving to Auckland, Wensley has worked as journalist, between stints as a yachtswoman and farmer.

Wensley’s poems have appeared in SPIN, Printout, and Takahe magazines and won awards in the Whitireia, and other national poetry competitions.
In 1997, her poems were included in a joint collection, HEADlands, with six other Auckland women poets.
Her first solo collection, A Woman in Green, was published 2001 by Steele Roberts.
She is currently working on a novel.

Other publications include:

Poorman Oranges, a collection of stories, based on interviews with women involved in community houses in the Auckland region (New Women’s Press, 1987.)
Her 500-word short stories have been published in the 1998 and 1999 anthologies of NZ Short Short Stories, edited by Graeme Lay and published by Tandem Press.

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