Magnificent Moon ;launched in Wellington

Magnificent Moon, the long awaited first book of poetry from New Zealand up-and-comer Ashleigh Young was launched at Unity Books Wellington last Thursday night. Having spent a couple of years in London after completing the IIML Masters in Creative Writing, Ashleigh has been working hard at her craft and the success of the launch was well deserved, with a great crowd of people showing up to pick up a copy.  There were even some Día de los Muertosskulls floating around on people’s shirts. All went well thanks to the collaboration between Victoria University Press and Unity Books Wellington. 
Check out Ashleigh’s work in essays, poetry and social commentary at

Photos to to bottom - 
6377: Fergus Barrowman
6391: Harry Ricketts
6423: Ashleigh Young
6493: Fergus’ shirt

All photographs Marta Starosta