Welcome to the website for New Zealand author Elizabeth (Libby) Kirkby-McLeod. Use the links below to learn more about her and discover her work.
Elizabeth (Libby) Kirkby-McLeod is an Auckland author who has had poetry published or forthcoming in takahe, Landfall, Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2019 and the NZPS 2018 anthology The Unnecessary Invention of Punctuation. She was long-listed for the 2008 Six Pack 3 authors anthology and her poem ‘Her Warning Signs’ was Highly Commended in the 2018…
Elizabeth publishes poetry in New Zealand across a range of journals and publications. Announcements about her poetry publications can be found here. Latest: March 6, 2019: Elizabeth features in the Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2019 through reviews, an essay and her poetry. Buy a copy at the Massey University Press Website or good booksellers. November 22, 2018:…
Elizabeth writes for children under the name Libby Kirkby. Announcements of forthcoming titles can be found here.
Elizabeth reviews for online and print publications including Poetry New Zealand Yearbook and Booksellers NZ. Once published you can read the reviews here.
Elizabeth is proud to produce the New Zealand Society of Authors Oral History Podcast. Information on each episode is available here. Read her article about the project in the NZ author magazine. For a background to the podcast read this NZ Herald article. Season 2: Season 1: