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Listen to Bill Manhire on the Sweetman Podcast

Bill Manhire is Wellington’s premier poet and founder of the International Institute of Modern Letters. On New Zealand Poetry Day, he talked to Simon Sweetman for Episode 130 of the Sweetman Podcast about teaching, growing up in the South Island, his time in England and 40 years in Wellington, his trip to Antarctica, long-running collaboration with musician Norman Meehan, and of course poetry.

Photo by Grant Maiden

As well as maintaining the long-running blog Off the Tracks and writing the book On Song, Wellington writer and broadcaster Simon Sweetman has published over 130 podcasts, many with notable Wellingtonians.

We are providing occasional links to them on The Wellington App.

Listen to Bill Manhire and Simon Sweetman here.