Andrew Johnston

Andrew Johnston won the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Award for poetry. After 25 years as a journalist, he is now an editor and consultant for the United Nations and NGOs, based in France. He was born in Upper Hutt in 1963.

Nov 11, 2018

The Mangel-wurzel, monster of endless war

Today people all over the world will come together to think about World War I and those who fought in it. How could we remember better? And what can we do with remembering?

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Aug 22, 2017

Poetry week at the Spinoff: how an award-winning poet got started

All week this week the Spinoff Review of Books is devoted to poetry in the build-up to the Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day on Friday. Yesterday we ran an essay by Helen Hogan, editor of 1970s anthologies of poetry by New Zealand college students; today, an essay by distinguished poet Andrew Johnston, who Hogan published when he was a 14-year-old schoolboy in the Hutt Valley.

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Mar 4, 2016

The Friday poem: A sequence from 'Echo in Limbo', by Andrew Johnston

A sequence of poems by Andrew Johnston, a New Zealand writer who lives in Paris.

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