I am so excited! I was awarded the 2017 Ema Saikō Poetry Fellowship, which is a residency at the New Zealand Pacific Studio in the Wairarapa. I will be there for three weeks in November.
I’ll be working on a series of landscape poems which will take the form of text as well as mark-making and calligraphic work. These works will go towards a small hand printed chapbook which I will be printing with the team at MOTAT in early 2018 (all going well).
The fellowship is in honour of Ema Saikō, a Japanese poet, painter and calligrapher from the late Endo period. The picture on the right is a portrait she painted sourced from here.
I’d also like to acknowledge the fabulous poet and typographer Ya-wen Ho who was an Ema Saikō fellow last year.
So watch this space in November for some updates!!