Cilla McQueen

Cilla McQueen is a major New Zealand poet. In 2009 she was named New Zealand Poet Laureate and in 2010 received a Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement. McQueen has published over ten volumes, won the New Zealand Book Award for Poetry three times and received many international fellowships. She lives in Bluff. 

McQueen comments: ‘The Māori name of Bluff, a port in the south of the South Island, is Motupohue. Poets mentioned in “Ripples” are Joanna Paul (1945-2003) and Hone Tuwhare (1922-2008). The poem appears in The Radio Room (Otago University Press 2010), and was first published in the NZSA Bulletin of New Zealand Studies Vol 2.’

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