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Episode8

Ian Wedde

“I don’t really know where the instinct for form comes from…I suspect that most people who operate with formal structures are maybe just a little bit autistic”

Preview / 00:00:55

Full Episode / 00:36:49

In This Episode

Ian Wedde is a poet, novelist and art critic who is the recipient of many fellowships and awards including a Distinguished Alumni Award from The University of Auckland; an award that honours alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their professions, to their communities and to the nation. 

In this programme Ian is interviewed by Kevin Ireland.  Along with poetry readings by Ian, the two discuss the structural and abstract qualities of writing good poetry, Wedde’s experiences travelling through Bangladesh and working at the Museum of New Zealand, his thoughts on critiquing art and much more.