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Liz Breslin

Krakow UNESCO City of Literature Residency Program
Krakow Festival Office in cooperation with
Villa Decius Cultural Institute
2019
portrait picture of UNESCO resident Liz Breslin source: dunedinwritersfestival.co.nz
Liz Breslin lives in Hawea Flat. Her first collection of poems, Alzheimer’s and a Spoon, was published by Otago University Press in 2017 and listed as one of the New Zealand Listener’s Top 100 books. Her poems are journalled in Landfall, the Café Reader, Takahē, Bravado, Poetry NZ Yearbook and other places in New Zealand and overseas. She also writes plays, stories, reviews, articles and a fortnightly column, ‘Thinking Allowed’, for the Otago Daily Times. Liz is comfy on the page and the stage, was second runner up in the 2014 New Zealand Poetry Slam in Wellington, did a spoken word piece and a collated-audience-response poem at the 2016 TEDx Queenstown and came third in the Charles Causley Trust International Poetry Competition the same year.

She constantly develops The Possibilities Project inspired by Wisława Szymborska's poetry. Her poem Walk A Mile/Stepping Out won the 3rd prize at The Charles Causley International Poetry Competition. Her poems were listed in Best New Zeland Poems and published in The Spinoff (here and here).

Listen to Liz reading her poetry at Soundcoud.

More at the author's official website.
Liz performed at TEDx Queensland in 2016
at New Zealand National Poetry Slam in Wellingtonm where she won the 2nd prize
and at Vancouver Poetry Slam
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