Janet Newman


About Janet Newman

Janet Newman is working on a PhD in Creative Writing at Massey University entitled ‘Imagining Ecologies: Traditions of Ecopoetry in Aotearoa New Zealand’. She is the winner of the Journal of New Zealand Literature Prize for New Zealand Literary Studies 2014 and 2016, and the Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems 2017.


Articles about Janet Newman

Articles by Janet Newman

Gathering Places:
Dinah Hawken and Airini Beautrais

‘Two recent poetry collections by Pākehā poets interrogate ecological loss and settler belonging within the context of colonialism as cultural and ecological displacement. There Is No Harbour (2019) by Dinah Hawken explores place and belonging in relation to colonial injustices against Māori from which her family benefitted. Flow: Whanganui River Poems (2017) by Airini Beautrais investigates ecological and cultural colonial degradation, stressing the importance of reckoning with the past in order to address present environmental challenges.’