Liz is a writer, editor, and performer. Her second poem collection, In bed with the feminists, (a selection of which won the 2020 Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems) will be published by Dead Bird Books in May 2021. This year, she’s also been a virtual resident in Norwich UNESCO City of Literature’s National Centre for Writing, looking at wireless fidelities through a peregrine webcam. In 2020, she co-produced / performed in rail:lines, a spoke ’n’ word tour of the Otago Central Rail Trail with Annabel Wilson and Laura Williamson, and co-created The Possibilities Project with Ōtepoti Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature.
Liz has performed at Verb Wellington’s Litcrawl, Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival, WORD Christchurch, TEDx Queenstown, and in bars, bookshops, and a fairy-lit skatepark in BC, Canada. In 2019, Liz was a resident writer in Krakow, where she worked on a hybrid novel, Attend to them by name. Her first collection of poems, Alzheimer’s and a spoon, was published in 2017 and listed as one of the NZ Listener’s Top 100 Books. Her poems have also been published in places including Best New Zealand Poems, Wild Honey: An anthology of NZ women poets, The Friday Poem, Stasis, Landfall, takahē, the Spinoff, the Otago Daily Times. Liz also writes plays, review, stories and a regular opinion column.
Liz Breslin at DWRF 2021:
At the Drop of a Hat
Walking the Heartland