SARAH BROOM

THE LIFE AND WORK OF A NEW ZEALAND POET

Sarah

Sarah Broom was a New Zealand poet whose work is deeply rooted in the beauty and raw power of the New Zealand landscape.

With a doctorate in modern poetry from Oxford and several lectureships under her belt, Sarah started a young family and wrote her own poems. With two small sons and pregnant with her third child she was diagnosed with stage iv lung cancer. Sarah survived for over five years during which time she published her first collection Tigers at Awhitu. Her second collection Gleam will be published posthumously in August 2013.




LATEST NEWS: Entries now open for 2019 Sarah Broom Poetry Prize

The Sarah Broom Trust is pleased to call for entries to New Zealand’s richest poetry prize, with the 2019 winner to be announced at the Auckland Writers Festival in May 2019. The shortlist and winner will be decided by award-winning Toronto-based judge Anne Michaels.

The 2019 prize is an award of $10,000. Entries close on 28 February.

For more details view Press Release (pdf 0.1mb).




 

 

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