Louise Wallace

Louise Wallace lives in Dunedin and is the author of three collections of poetry published by Victoria University Press, most recently Bad Things in 2017. She was the 2015 Robert Burns Fellow at the University of Otago, and is the founder and editor of Starling, an online journal publishing the work of New Zealand writers under 25 years of age.

The Kindness of Strangers: On New Zealand’s Literary Journals

If I had to pick one word to describe the current landscape of New Zealand literary journals, it would be ‘wild’. Practitioners are free to form their own outlets where they see gaps they would like to be filled and this makes for an exciting, vibrant time.

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