‘Blood Ties’ book launch & competition

Come along to the Canterbury University Press (CUP) book launch of Blood Ties: New and selected poems 1963-2016, the latest collection by UC’s popular poet Jeffrey Paparoa Holman.

Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, photographed for his new book launch, Blood Ties, 17.1.17
Poet Jeffrey Paparoa Holman.

This gripping and powerful collection spans Jeffrey’s writing career of more than 50 years.  Exploring the journey of a life in Aotearoa New Zealand, Blood Ties touches on universal human concerns: love, loss, grief and courage in the face of difficulties, in a language that is accessible to all.

Blood Ties has been designed and printed in collaboration with Ilam Press and will be launched by acclaimed author and UC Emeritus Professor Patrick Evans.

When: 5.30-7.00pm, Thursday 9 March
Where: University Bookshop, University Drive
RSVP: for catering purposes by Thursday 2 March to universitypress@canterbury.ac.nz

Win a copy of Blood Ties (RRP $25)
To go in the draw to win a copy of Blood Ties, answer the following question:

Q: What was the title of Jeffrey’s previous collection of poetry, published by CUP in 2012? (Hint: find the answer here.)

Please email your answer to: universitypress@canterbury.ac.nz by 12 noon Tuesday 7 March. The winner will be drawn at random and announced in Intercom on 10 March.

One thought on “‘Blood Ties’ book launch & competition”

  1. The winner of the competition, which also ran in the insider’s Guide to UC, was student Tom Kennedy. Congratulations!

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