Michele Leggott was the New Zealand Poet Laureate 2007–09 and received the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in Poetry in 2013. Recent books include Vanishing Points (2017) and Mezzaluna: Selected Poems (2020). A new collection, Face to the Sky, is due from Auckland University Press in 2023. Michele coordinated the New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre (nzepc) with colleagues at the University of Auckland 2001–2021. In 2017 she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.