Hera Lindsay Bird

Hera Lindsay Bird is a Wellington writer. Her debut self-titled book of verse was published in 2016 to immediate and vast acclaim, and won best first book of poetry at the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. Hera was born in Thames in 1987.

Books
Jul 21, 2017

The Friday Poem: 'Bruce Willis You Are The Ghost' by Hera Lindsay Bird

New verse inasmuch it's previously unpublished, but really it's old verse cos it was written ages ago, by Wellington writer Hera Lindsay Bird.

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Books
May 8, 2017

Auckland Writers Festival: Hera Lindsay Bird interviews George Saunders

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.

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Books
Jul 11, 2016

The Monday extract: 'Keats is Dead so Fuck me From Behind' by Hera Lindsay Bird

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".

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Books
May 13, 2016

The Friday poem: “Monica”, by Hera Lindsay Bird

The most exciting new poet in New Zealand letters takes on her most complex subject yet – Monica Geller, from Friends.

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Books
Feb 12, 2016

The Friday poem – ‘The Ex-Girlfriends Are Back From the Wilderness’, by Hera Lindsay Bird

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.

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Jan 15, 2016

The Friday Poem – ‘Hate’, by Hera Lindsay Bird

New verse by Wellington writer Hera Linday Bird.

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