The new independent bookshop, Volume, is hosting a special reading of poems written by the late Rachel Bush.
Shifts of Tongue features Wellington-based poet Harry Ricketts together with Nelson-based poets/writers Ruth Allison, Cliff Fell and Lindsay Pope. They will be reading a selection of works by Bush and some of their own work.
Bush, aged 75, passed away in March last year just one month prior to the publication of her final book of poems, Thought Horses. Bush grew up in Christchurch and later moved with husband, Maori traditional instrumentalist, Richard Nunns, to Nelson.
Volume owners, Stella Chrysostomos and Thomas Koed are happy to support the event, organised by the Nelson poets while Ricketts is in town.
"We're very privileged to host this event," Chrysostomos says. "We both had personal connections with Rachel, so it's a very nice way to honour her work."
Shifts of Tongue, Harry Ricketts, Ruth Allison, Cliff Fell, Lindsay Pope, Volume, 15 Church Street, Nelson, Sunday February 5, 4 - 5pm, all welcome.