Cliff Fell’s two collections of poems are The Adulterer’s Bible (2003) and Beauty of the Badlands (2008), both from Victoria University Press.
The first was awarded the Adam Prize and the Jessie Mackay Prize for Poetry.
He lives near Motueka in the upper part of Te Wai Pounamu and teaches at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.
PoetrySelected for Best New Zealand Poems 2014I ki paki waitara rā I repa aitia Tunaroa Nā Māui, ka haea ai ia Mate ai ia, auē. – I –The green soul as Montale calls the eel, a thread...
Encounter above the Hurunui
PoetryA cloud river above the Hurunuiand on the plane there are two Māori bros –one sitting with me until he could shiftto the seat just behind with his brother,long lost, of course, they’ve not met up in tenyears and...