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Desirée's Bilingual Poetry Book  'next time around / la próxima vez'

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next time around / la próxima vez

Desirée’s new book, written in English and Spanish, explores relationships and feelings, and how we are affected by life changes such as migration and separation from loved ones.

“Desirée’s poetry inspires the musician in me... It has a special cadence and musicality, and the content spans all of life’s experiences, like longing, family, sensuality, joy and sorrow, which resonate with us all...” —Dorothy Buchanan, Composer

available at SteeleRoberts



AN OCEAN BETWEEN US

song cycle

Seven poems by Desiree Gezentsvey set to music by award-winning composer Dorothy Buchanan.

Recorded and broadcast by Radio New Zealand, performed by soprano Rhona Fraser with the New Zealand Piano Quartet (Yury Gezentsvey - violin, Donald Morris - viola, David Chickering - cello, Richard Mapp - piano).

 

UNDER THE SOUTHERN STARS

poetry, narrative & music

A half-hour poetry piece recorded and broadcast by Radio New Zealand to premiere Open Story Season, 2005.

 

METONYMY 2009

poetry & visual arts festival, Auckland, NZ

Poems Lingua Franca and Penned In by Desiree Gezentsvey

Visual art - lino print and paper handmade from crossword dictionary by Neil Buddle

The works were developed through discussion and selection. 2 poems with a language theme were selected. The poems were then handwritten by the writer for interpretation by the artist. The backgrounds were inspired by the visual and emotional imagery in the poems. The paper was handmade from an old crossword dictionary to bring the literary theme into all the layers of the work.

 

SELECTED POEMS PUBLISHED IN:

  • Poetry NZ, issue 31
  • Kaupapa: New Zealand Poets, world issues (edited by Hinemoana Baker & Maria McMillan)
  • Taboo Haiku - Pub. North Carolina, USA
  • NZ Jewish Chronicle
  • Exhibition 'Dielectric Constant', Auckland Festival of Photography

 

POETRY READINGS AT VARIOUS FESTIVALS, EVENTS and RADIO PROGRAMMES