Harry Ricketts - Winter Eyes
Harry Ricketts is Professor in the School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies at Victoria University, where he teaches literature and creative writing. He has convened the Creative Nonfiction Workshop at the International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) since initiating it in 2002. His publications include The Unforgiving Minute, a biography of Rudyard Kipling; Talking about Ourselves, a book of interviews with New Zealand poets; People Like Us, a volume of short stories; 10 collections of poems (most recently Half Dark (VUP, 2015); and How You Doing?, an anthology of New Zealand comic verse. He is also co-editor of the review journal quarterly New Zealand Books. Winter Eyes is his latest poetry collection - Ricketts will share some of these poems with listeners, including 'Grief Limericks', last week's hugely popular Friday Poem on The Spinoff.