Sue Wootton

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J.W., born 3 September 1929, London

About Sue

Sue Wootton is an award-winning poet and fiction writer whose work has been widely published and anthologised.

Her work includes The Happiest Music on Earth (3 short stories), 4 collections of poetry (Hourglass, Magnetic South, By Birdlight and Out of Shape) and the children’s book Cloudcatcher.


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Sue's work

A comic strip is not so comic when you’re drawing to forget…New novel Strip out now. Longlisted for NZ Book Awards.

Sue is an experienced and well-regarded performer of her poetry. She also is an editor and creative writing tutor. Sue is available:

  • to teach creative writing workshops
  • for narration (film & radio)
  • to edit (particularly non-fiction: academic,scientific,biography)
  • for poetry readings (libraries, schools, hospitals, etc)

What others say

"Wootton makes the words shimmy with fresh metaphors, the unspoken, the sound of the everyday." - Paula Green, NZ Books Autumn 2009
"... …one of our most versatile and exuberant poets." - James Norcliffe, Takahe 65, 2008
"Tough poems, beautiful poems, menacing poems, witty poems." - Joanna Preston, A Fine Line, NZ Poetry Society 2008
"It takes subtle control, linguistic dexterity and a big heart to come up with such stuff." - Bernadette Hall, Aoraki Competition 2006
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