Jenny Bornholdt



JENNY BORNHOLDT has written seven books of poetry, including a selected poems: Miss New Zealand. Her most recent book is Summer, written in 2002 in Menton, France, when she held the Meridian Energy Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship.

She is the current Te Mata Estate New Zealand Poet Laureate.

With her husband, poet Gregory O’Brien, she has edited: My Heart Goes Swimming:New Zealand Love Poems (1996); and An Anthology of New Zealand Poetry in English (1997).

Bornholdt comments: ‘ “Photograph” was written after I was fortunate enough to be chosen as an Arts Foundation Laureate of NZ in 2003. Before the awards were announced, the five laureates - composer John Psathas, sculptor Neil Dawson, actor/director Michael Hurst, furniture maker Humphrey Ikin, and me - spent an afternoon being photographed. It took an extraordinary amount of maneuvering to get us all into position - not only once, but over and over again during the afternoon. It was all very enjoyable, however, due to the good company.’



Poem: Photograph



Arts Foundation

Te Mata Estate New Zealand Poet Laureate

New Zealand Book Council writer file

nzepc – new zealand electronic poetry centre: link to online poems

Best New Zealand Poems (2001–2003)

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