Cilla McQueen, New Zealand Poet Laureate 2009-2011

Cilla McQueen lives in Bluff, on the southern coast of the South Island, 'in a house that breathes the air of the Hebrides'.

One of Cilla's writing projects during her time as laureate was Serial. Elusive of definition, it explores a space between prose and poetry and is published in chapters on the Poet Laureate website.

Serial combines text with images from the Library's collections, the latter provided by the Library in a 'happy collaboration' with the poet.