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Michele Leggott wins the NZ Prime Minister's Award | 23-Oct-13

Creative New Zealand announced on the 20th October, 2013, that Michele Leggott will receive the 2013 Prime Minister's for Literary Achievement in the Poetry category.

An award-winning poet, academic, essayist and editor, Michele Leggott was the inaugural New Zealand Poet Laureate 2007-09.  She is also a Professor of English at the University of Auckland.
Michele has published seven books of poetry, including Milk & Honey (2005, 2006), Journey to Portugal (2007) and Mirabile Dictu (2009). She edited Robin Hyde's long poem The Book of Nadath (1999) and Young Knowledge: The Poems of Robin Hyde (2003).

A major project since 2001 has been the development of the New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre (nzepc) at the University of Auckland, a leading literary resource. Michele was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2009 New Year Honours for Services to Poetry.

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