Poetry Snaps

Poetry Snaps

Sarah Krieg talks to poets from Aotearoa New Zealand in her studio in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Her goal? To open your mind about what poetry could be. Guests include local slam poets, as well as writers who are fresh on the scene.

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July 6, 2023 66 mins
Jamie Trower started writing as a way to help him recover from a skiing accident he had as a child. Since then, he’s published a number of poetry collections, established his career as a magazine writer, and started his own publishing house: Birdboy Press. This week on Poetry Snaps we talk about how we can create worlds with words when we are faced with isolation. We dive into the experience of rejection, and explore the reasons wh...
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Ruby is a poet, storyteller, creative facilitator and current student of law. In this episode we talk about her work with Te Kāhui, a youth arts programme promoting storytelling in communities and corrections. We also explore the way Pasifika poets have influenced her writing, and the deeply flawed nature of a “hierarchy” of needs.
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April 13, 2023 59 mins

Ōtautahi based poet and Classics nerd, Claudia Jardine, zooms into the studio via the internet in this episode. In the build-up to the release of her first full-length poetry collection, BITER, we talk about IUDs, pelicans, and the caveats of translating ancient love poems.

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As part of Auckland Pride, Sarah and Dan hosted an evening at Movespace where queer poets explored the theme of sex in their poetry. The episode was recorded live in front of an audience, and began with a panel discussion. Then each poet showcased their take on the topic of "queer sex" - whatever that might mean to them.

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November 29, 2022 62 mins
Georgie Silk is a poet, theatre maker and counsellor who has done extensive research into the relationship between creativity and dealing with mental distress. This week on Poetry Snaps, we delve into the reasons why writing poetry usually makes you feel good.
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October 27, 2022 69 mins
Current National Slam Poetry Champion, theatre maker and good friend Dan Goodwin sits down to chat about all the things that lie beneath the words of a poem.
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October 13, 2022 59 mins
Tate Fountain is a gentle poet. Her verse matches the delicate flow of her dress. She’s silly, and funny, and is so excited about all the ways poetry in Aotearoa is growing.
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September 25, 2022 61 mins
Mohamed Hassan is an old friend, but he is also one of the most talented poets, writers and journalists I have ever met. We talk about the politics of poetry, and the poetry of politics.
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September 1, 2022 63 mins
Katie Rickson is a writer, editor, poet and founder of Compassion Poetry - an online collection of poems and essays about life with a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder. Katie and I talk about the way writing can help ground you, help you explore your world with wonder and compassion, and the importance of emotional intelligence in surviving our current landscape.
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August 14, 2022 58 mins
Sheldon Rua is a poet and dancer from Tāmaki Makaurau South. In this kōrero dig into the roots of spoken word poetry here in Auckland, and unsurprisingly find the oral history of our Māori and Pasifika people.
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July 31, 2022 56 mins
Grace Shelley is the editor of Overcom, a queer literary journal published here in Tāmaki Makaurau. We talk about the subtle sexiness of queer poetry, the blossoming world of page poetry, and the role of the English Teacher in fostering a love of poems.
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Carrie and Liv are the Taylor Swifts of poetry. They tell us about the ways their growing and shifting friendship has contributed to growth in their work. We talk about poetry crowns, and imposter syndrome, and the way misogynists (inadvertently) publicised their first show. 
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July 4, 2022 45 secs

What is Poetry Snaps? Sarah Krieg talks to poets from Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, to open your mind about what poetry could be. Guests include local slam poets, as well as writers who are fresh on the scene. Subscribe to hear more!

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