Ron Riddell

Ron Riddell

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)
The First Wellington International Poetry Festival Anthology (HeadworX, 2003)
The Titirangi Poets, Vol. 1 & 3 (Outrigger Publishers, 1977, 1981-2)


Spirit Songs (Casa Nueva/Steele Roberts, 2004)
Beads (Parnassus Press, 1975)
Persephone (Outrigger Publishers, 1977)
Northern Light (Parnassus Press, 1978)
Islands (Parnassus Press, 1978)
Paths of Fight (Writer and Artists Press, 1980)
The Christ Light (Solent Publishers, 1983)
Sense of Being (Writers and Artists Press, 1984)
Breathing Space (Coromandel Press, 1986)
Elegy for Barry Mitcalfe (Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop, 1987)
How to Eat a Hot Dog on the Main Street of Thames (E.S.A.W. 1990)
Michelangelo Dreams (Puriri Press, 1997)
Love Songs for the Dead (Puriri Press, 1998)
El Milagro de Medellin y otros poemas (Casa Nueva Editores, 2002)