Chris Price

Poet, editor, teacher of writing.

Photo credit: Robert Cross


Chris Price teaches the poetry and creative non-fiction MA at the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University. She managed the New Zealand Festival’s Writer’s Week for 12 years, and for much of the 90s she edited the literary journal Landfall. Price’s first collection of poems, Husk, won the 2002 NZSA Jessie Mackay Award for Best First Book of Poetry. Her next book, the genre-busting Brief Lives, was shortlisted for the 2007 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. AUP published Price’s third book, The Blind Singer, in 2009. Price was awarded the 2011 Katherine Mansfield Fellowship. She has also contributed to two science/art collaborations, Are Angels OK? (2006), and the Transit of Venus Poetry Exchange, which paired German and New Zealand poets and culminated in performances at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair.