Janet Charman

Award-winning poet.


Janet Charman has an MA in English from the University of Auckland and was the Literary Fellow (Writer in Residence) there in 1997. She has supported her writing with work as a nurse, telephone operator and teacher. She and her partner have two daughters and live in Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand.

Her first collection of poems, Two Deaths In One Night, was published by New Women’s Press in 1987. She has since published five critically acclaimed collections of poems with Auckland University Press: red letter (1992), end of the dry (1995), Rapunzel Rapunzel (1999), Snowing Down South (2002) and Cold Snack (2007), winner of the 2008 Montana New Zealand Book Award for Poetry.