The very best coverage of the Auckland Writers Festival - the most expansive, the most intelligent - is right here, as the Spinoff Review of Books devotes the entire week to encounters with guest writers. Today: Hera Lindsay Bird talks with George Saunders, author of Lincoln in the Bardo, the stand-out novel of 2017.
She had the most viewed poem in Spinoff history when she wrote that one about how she hated Monica off Friends. And now Hera Lindsay Bird is back, with her new poem, indelicately titled, "Keats is Dead so Fuck me From Behind".
All week this week we've looked at writers and writing which ties in with New Zealand's first-ever LGBTI Writers' festival - samesame but different - staged from February 12-14 at AUT. Today: new verse by Wellington writer Hera Lindsay Bird.