Unacknowledged Legislators: Hinemoana Baker, Tracey Slaughter, and James Brown

Fourth in the series of events highlighting the very latest work of writers active in Wellington and further afield with Hinemoana Baker, James Brown, and Tracey Slaughter, with Fergus Barrowman.

When | Āhea

Mon 29 Jul 2024, 12.15–1.15pm

Where | Ki hea

Rongomaraeroa, our marae, Level 4

Cost | Te utu

Free event

Auden's idea that 'poetry makes nothing happen' has been vigorously challenged by recent events in Aotearoa, and Hinemoana BakerJames Brown, and Tracey Slaughter are adept at creating compelling happenings in language.

How does a poem talk back to its times, while remaining news that stays news? Are poets really, as Shelley insisted, the 'unacknowledged legislators of the world'?

Hear three poets at the top of their game read from their recent work and discuss what poetry can do with publisher Fergus Barrowman.

Find out about the other events not at Te Papa.

Hinemoana Baker. Photo by Ashley Clark

Tracey Slaughter. Photo by Catherine Chidgey

James Brown. Photo by Zak Reddan