On Thursday 17 February Vivienne Plumb will be reading as part of Rhythm and Verse at Lopdell House in Titirangi. She's performing with poets Sarah Cotter, Michael Morrissey and  Greg Brimblecombe, and musicians Chillele - Angela, Pedro and Mark. It's at 7.30, costs $5, and you'll find more details here: http://www.lopdell.org.nz/events/details/rhythm_verse2.html
 
 
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Yesterday Lynn Freeman talked to Vivienne Plumb on the Arts on Sunday show. They talk about Crumple, travel, Kiwi icons, reading the weather, Rotovegas and more. It begins with Vivienne reading 'severe weather warning'.
You can listen to it as an MP3, or as an Ogg Vorbis.

 
 
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Vivienne Plumb will be interviewed this Sunday at 2.30 pm by Lynn Freeman on her Arts on Sunday show on Radio New Zealand National. They'll be talking about her latest poetry collection, Crumple, published by Seraph Press at the end of last year.

If you miss it when it's broadcast, have no fear – it will be available on the web not long after. I'll post a link when it's available.

There are a wealth of interviews with New Zealand authors available on the Radio New Zealand site, now that they are keeping them on the site indefinitely. Seraph Press-related interviews already on the site include one with Vana Manasiadis about Ithaca Island Bay Leaves: A Mythistorima, and one with Helen Rickerby, manager editor of Seraph Press, about her poetry collection My Iron Spine.