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  1. Part one of two from this episode of Kaleidoscope.

  2. Part two of two from this episode of Kaleidoscope.


Cilla McQueen is a Dunedin-based actor, poet, teacher and multimedia artist.  She won the New Zealand Book Award for Poetry and the Jessie MacKay Award in 1983 for her book Homing In (1982), and in this item, reads poems from that book shot in and around Dunedin. Cilla also discusses where she sources her inspiration and explains her own particular creative process which involves stimulus from sight and sound as much as the written word.

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 Bianca Frances

Bianca Frances

Really interesting thanks - what a spectacular woman.


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I love being able to express myself through different media. That's why I draw. That's why I write poetry, why I do sound performances; music and things like that. 
I like the scrambled [...] things that go on inside my head, dream-like way of thinking. I mean you don't think in connected words all the time. You think in strange flashes of imagery.