Our judge 2024


Joan Fleming

Joan Fleming’s latest book is the verse novel Song of Less (Cordite Books, 2022), which explores the limits of language and individualism in the ruins of ecological collapse. She is also the author of The Same as Yes and Failed Love Poems (THWUP), and her honours include the Biggs Poetry Prize, the Harri Jones Memorial Prize from the Hunter Writers’ Centre, a Creative New Zealand Writing Fellowship, and a Michael King Writers’ Centre established residency. Her manuscript Dirt was shortlisted for the Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest. She holds a PhD in Ethnopoetics, and is currently a teaching fellow at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington.

Joan Fleming, Judge for 2024 Schools Poetry Awards


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