Hera Lindsay Bird is a poet and bookseller from Wellington whose 2016 self-titled collection of poetry, Hera Lindsay Bird, became an instant bestseller when her poems ‘Keats is Dead So Fuck Me From Behind’ and ‘Monica’ (after Monica Geller from Friends) went viral. Her book won the Jessie McKay Best First Book Award for Poetry 2017, and the 2017 Sarah Broom Prize, judged by Carol Ann Duffy. Hera’s work is playful and daring, combining sex, love and pop culture in a unique and polarising voice. Her book is being republished by Penguin UK in November 2017.
QPF2017 Literary Cabaret Fri 25 Aug 8-10pm Judith Wright Centre Performance BOOK
Hera Lindsay Bird Talks Sat 26 Aug 1230-1pm Judith Wright Centre Screening, free
Viral Verse Sun 27 Aug 430-530pm Judith Wright Centre Performance BOOK