Ian Wedde, New Zealand Poet Laureate 2011-2013

Ian Wedde, New Zealand Poet Laureate
Photograph by Mark Beatty

Ian Wedde lives in Auckland, and teaches in the departments of English and Art History at Auckland University. He has published dozens of works including collections of poetry, novels, art catalogues, and a monograph on the artist Bill Culbert. He has worked as a critic for the London Magazine and the Evening Post, and as the head of art and humanities at Te Papa.

Alongside the work he publishes on this site, he is preparing a new collection of poems, The Lifeguard, and planning a book of selected pieces.