At an age when many consider their working
lives behind them, poet, novelist, essayist and literary critic CK Stead is
As New Zealand Poet Laureate in 2015–17, he
embraced blogging and published his illustrated poetry collection In the Mirror, and Dancing, along with
his first novel in five years, The
Necessary Angel, set in the literary world of contemporary Paris, and the essay
collection Shelf Life.
With his next poetry collection underway, he talks with writer and columnist Steve Braunias.
Image: (c) Marti Friedlander