Magnetic South

Sue Wootton


“Magnetic South … shows her first book was no flash in the pan. Wootton is a talented poet. She writes with sparkle and verve.”
— Tom Weston, The Press

“This new book persuasively confirms Wootton’s growing reputation as one of our most versatile and exuberant poets.” — James Norcliffe, Takahe 65

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This beautifully presented volume perfectly illustrates the talent of this highly-regarded New Zealand poet. Sue Wootton’s poems are tender and playful. They capture a variety of themes with insight and clarity in a style that will appeal to all.

About the author

Sue was awarded a New Zealand Society of Authors mentorship in 2003 and shortlisted for the Lillian Ida Smith award. After being published widely in newspapers, journals and anthologies (including Best NZ Poems 2004) her first book of poetry, Hourglass, was published in 2005. Some of her work has been translated into Hungarian, Romanian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Sue has won numerous poetry and short story prizes (including the 2010 Takahe international poetry competition and the 2015 Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize), and in 2008 she was the Robert Burns Fellow at Otago University. In 2010 she was an invited poet at the VI Festival International de Poesia in Nicaragua, and in 2012 she was an invited poet at the first Asia-Pacific Poetry Festival in Vietnam.


Additional information

Dimensions 165 × 230 mm