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Cilla McQueen is a poet, teacher, performer and multimedia artist. In 1983 she won the New Zealand Book Award for Poetry and the Jessie MacKay Award for her debut volume Homing In (1982). McQueen has often written about Otago, and in this item she reads poems from the book and draws in varied locales around the region. McQueen also discusses where she sources her inspiration, and explains a creative process which involves stimulus from sight and sound as much as the written word. McQueen later moved to Bluff.

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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...