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Tim Heath

Recorded 25 September 2019 at the University of Auckland, Faculty of Arts Sound Studio. Tim Page, sound engineer.

Tim Heath

Photo credit: Renee Liang  

Tim Heath writes poetry and, occasionally, gets it published. He was, for many years, an MC at Poetry Live - Auckland's riotous weekly poetry event. He has won Poetry Slams in both New Zealand and Australia and was delighted to be voted Peoples' Choice at the 2019 Going West Festival.

A collection of his poetry was published in 2018, under the title Not as the Crow Flies.

He writes about everyday life - relationships, shopping, parking, love and loss. He believes that poetry should not be difficult and that it's OK if a poem makes people laugh

Time for writing is happily compromised by being a grandfather, reading, cooking, gardening, golf, ocean sailing, watching cricket, tending an ageing Grey Lynn villa … and dreaming.

Poem notes

I hope the poems are self-explanatory. In fact, I will feel a sense of failure if they are not.


Last updated 13 December, 2019