2024 Programmes

Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson is the author of Root Leaf Flower Fruit (2023) and Memorandum of Understanding (2016).

His poems have appeared in Best New Zealand Poems, Sport, Hue & Cry, Shenandoah, The Spinoff, Minarets and The 4th Floor,

as well as in dance performances and art galleries and on billstickers. In 2009 he won the Biggs Family Prize in Poetry

from the International Institute of Modern Letters, and he is a founding editor of Up Country: A Journal for the NZ Outdoors.

He lives in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington with his partner, two children and his dog, Callimachus Bruce.