More Favourable Waters: Aotearoa poets respond to Dante’s Purgatory

Marco Sonzogni and Timothy Smith (editors)


A diverse line-up of thirty-three Aotearoa poets have been commissioned to respond to Dante’s Purgatory with an original work of their own.

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About the book

More Favourable Waters is an anthology of contemporary poets from Aotearoa New Zealand commemorating one of the world’s great poets, Dante Alighieri (1265–1321), 700 years after his death.

Each of the 33 poets has written a poem of 33 lines inspired by and including a short passage from one of the 33 cantos of Dante’s Purgatory, the second part of his epic The Divine Comedy.

Airini Beautrais • Marisa Cappetta • Kay McKenzie Cooke • Mary Cresswell • Majella Cullinane • Sam Duckor-Jones • Nicola Easthope • David Eggleton • Michael Fitzsimons • Janis Freegard • Anahera Gildea • Michael Harlow Jeffrey Paparoa Holman • Anna Jackson • Andrew Johnston • Tim Jones • Elizabeth Kirkby-McLeod • Hugh Lauder • Vana Manasiadis • Mary McCallum • Elizabeth Morton • Kōtuku Titihuia Nuttall • Vincent O’Sullivan • Robin Peace • Helen Rickerby • Reihana Robinson • Robert Sullivan • Steven Toussaint • Jamie Trower • Tim Upperton • Sophie van Waardenberg • Bryan Walpert • Sue Wootton

About the author

Marco Sonzogni (Victoria University of Wellington—Te Herenga Waka), is an Italian-New Zealander.

Timothy Smith (Oxford University) is a New Zealander.


Dimensions: 130 x 190 mm
Number of pages: 98
Binding: soft cover with jacket