Ben Brown

Ben Brown

Ben Brown

Ben Brown (Ng’ti P’oa, Ng’ti M’huta) displays a marked propensity toward performance poetry, probably as the result of an overt desire to appreciate the sound of his own voice in the hope that others may share his apparent enthusiasm for it.
His poetry has been published in various anthologies and Radio New Zealand and The Radio Network have recorded him.
His work has also appeared on posters plastered from here to Baltimore. Ben lives in Lyttelton, Banks Peninsula.
Don’t miss the chance to hear exceptional performance poet Ben Brown. Ben will be in Auckland for the next two months as the 2011 Michael King-Creative New Zealand Maori Writer in Residence.
Ben Brown is a children’s author, poet, short story/non-fiction/script/freelance writer, though he has never quite been able to work out what the various distinctions are, so he refers to himself primarily as a writer, yet he does display an occasional propensity toward performance poetry probably as a result of an overt desire to appreciate the sound of his own voice in the hope that others may share his apparent enthusiasm for it.
In 2006 he was joint winner in the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards for Best Picture Book.
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