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Ron Riddell is a writer and peace-worker. In recent years, he has been travelling and working in Latin America. Riddell has performed in a number of countries, including Chile and Colombia, where his latest books, El Milagro de Medellin y otros poemas and Spirit Songs were published in bi-lingual editions (English and Spanish). He has also been involved in a number of peace and cultural initiatives in Colombia, Chile, U.S.A. and New Zealand. In Auckland Riddell established a haven for poets with the Live Poets' Café which adjoined the Dead Poets Bookshop in Karangahape Road. He has published 14 collections of verse. At present, he lives in Wellington, where he is Director of The Wellington International Poetry Festival.
List of Publications
The Second Wellington International Poetry Festival Anthology (HeadworX, 2004)
Spirit Songs (Casa Nueva/Steele Roberts, 2004)