Elizabeth Nannestad

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Elizabeth Nannestad (born 1956 Browns Bay, Auckland) is a New Zealand poet.


She studied medicine at Otago University and has worked as a doctor and forensic psychiatrist. She lives and works in Auckland.[1]

Her work has been published in Sport, Poetry New Zealand, Landfall and Islands.




  • My Heart Goes Swimming: New Zealand Love Poems (1996)
  • Jenny Bornholdt, Gregory O'Brien, Mark Williams, eds. (1997). An Anthology of New Zealand Poetry in English. Oxford University Press New Zealand. ISBN 978-0-19-558338-0. 
  • Lauris Dorothy Edmond, ed. (2000). New Zealand love poems: an Oxford anthology. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-558398-4. 


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