Poetry Day Prelude

Takapuna Library got the jump on National Poetry Day celebrations at the end of August with a "prelude" event at which novelist Stephanie Johnson spoke about and read from her soon-to-be completed non-fiction book, West Island, about New Zealanders who are almost forgotten but were once household names in Australia. Among them is Dulcie Dreamer, poet, novelist and 'Queen of Bohemia' in the 1920s. The event also featured the launch (and sales) of Stuart Bagby's latest book of poetry, Pockets of Warmth. This was launched by Dr Jack Ross, Massey University editor of poetry.