Ila Selwyn

Ila Selwyn

Ila Selwyn

Ila Selwyn’s book of poetry, two sisters, was published in 2011. She had previously published two chapbooks and a number of handmade books.
Ila was an MC at Poetry Live, Auckland for four years. She had also been running a national poetry event at Lopdell House for two years and left Poetry Live to start up rhythm & verse on the top floor in 2009. This event, with equal parts of poetry and music, is in its fourth successful year and has recently moved to the top floor of Black Salt in New Lynn while Lopdell House is being renovated.
She wrote her great NZ novel in 20 words as a poem. squeezed between siblings / two children / one of each / three marriages / five countries / six different names / changed twice / by deed poll
Her poem a rope for my third man is performed in Aoteraoa Found In Translation, and published together with Ila Selwyn in New Dialogues and New Beginnings.

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