Penny Somervaille

Penny Somervaille

Penny Somervaille

I was a ‘closet’ writer for a number of years, and finally in 1998 I was accepted to do a writing paper at Victoria University with Bill Manhire, and went on to complete a BA in English and Writing Studies at the University of Auckland as a mature part-time student.During that time I became interested in reading my own work at Poetry Live, The Lounge (Michele Leggott’s poetry readings at University) Rhythm & Verse at Lopdell House, the Pah Homestead, and other local venues.
I have been published in Raewyn Alexander’s Magazine ; Sidestream, Live Lines, PotRoast, Blackmail Press, and The Bridge Project on NZEPC .
I am currently one of four MC’s at Poetry Live at the Thirsty Dog.

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