Hooray, it’s time for another book launch! This time it’s the Christchurch launch of Dear Heart: 150 New Zealand Love Poems, which I blogged about back in September. Yes, I am one one-hundred-and-fiftieth of the book that has been the number one bestseller in the New Zealand Fiction lists for the past few weeks. Hooray again!
Editor Paula Green is flying down for the launch, and is in fact doing a bit of a tour of the centres launching the anthology – Wellington’s has been (I think), Auckland’s is not far away, then it’s Dunedin on June 12th and a final flourish in Christchurch on June 14th. We’re each reading our poem/s from the anthology, plus one other love poem from anywhere and anywhen. And because a celebration should be as wide-ranging as possible, a number of other Canterbury poets will also be joining us to read their favourite love poems. Books will be available for purchase, and contributors will be ready to sign copies. It’s going to be a lovely night. Come and join us!