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C. K. Stead is the 2015-2017 Poet Laureate for New Zealand | 06-Nov-15

C. K. Stead is the 2015-2017 Poet Laureate for New Zealand.

On August 11 C. K. Stead was awarded the two-year tenure of New Zealand Poet Laureate, taking over the role from poet Vincent O'Sullivan.

From its inception as the Te Mata Estate Laureate Award in 1996 through to 2007 the Laureates have been Bill Manhire, Hone Tuwhare, Elizabeth Smither, Brian Turner and Jenny Bornholdt. 

Since 2007, when the National Library took over the appointment of the Poet Laureate, the Laureates have been Michele Leggott, Cilla McQueen, Ian Wedde and Vincent O'Sullivan.
Full story at NZ Herald


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