Poet, teacher and artist Cilla McQueen has published 15 collections, three of which have won the New Zealand Book Award for Poetry. Her most recent work is Poeta: Selected and New Poems (Otago UP, 2018) which brings together a definitive selection of her poetry spanning five decades.
Other titles from OUP are In a Slant Light, Markings, Axis, Soundings, Fire-penny, The Radio Roomand Edwin’s Egg. In 2008 Cilla received an Hon. Litt.D. from the University of Otago, and was the New Zealand National Library Poet Laureate 2009–11. In 2010 she received the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in Poetry. Cilla lives and works in the southern port of Motupohue, Bluff.
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