Hera Lindsay Bird’s self-titled poetry collection has been described by The Guardian as a ‘provocative, raunchy bestseller’. In this illuminating and funny lecture, New Zealand’s most exciting young poet makes the most of her short attention span and lack of rigorous critical thinking skills to deliver ten to fifteen mini-lectures that circle around popular arguments in writing such as love poetry, free speech, selling out, shock vs risk, irony vs sincerity, emotional honesty and nostalgia but also include a couple of unrelated topics such as television sitcoms and popular American actress Julia Roberts and her $30 million dollar smile.

Supported by the University of Sydney.