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AUP New Poets 4: paperback

AUP New Poets 4: paperback
  

This fourth in AUP's New Poets series includes three very different voices. Together the work of these three writers feels substantial and pleasingly distinct.

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ISBN 9781869404741
Barcode 9781869404741
Published 18 March 2011 by Auckland University Press
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Tse, Chris
By Scudder, Erin
By Jones, Harry
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ISBN-13 9781869404741
ISBN-10 1869404742
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Auckland University Press
Imprint Auckland University Press
Publication Date 18 March 2011
International Publication Date 28 February 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Tse, Chris
By Scudder, Erin
By Jones, Harry
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 235mm
Height: 134mm
Spine: 2mm
Weight 150g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 821.208005
Catalogue Code 158360

Description of this Book

This fourth in AUP's New Poets series includes three very different voices. Chris Tse's work draws fascinatingly on his family history and Chinese heritage. His selection, 'Sing Joe', includes narrative poems about his great-grandparents' emigration to New Zealand and about his own childhood and his research to uncover their story. Erin Scudder writes sophisticated, dark and flavoursome poetry with close attention to the sound and shape of words. In its treatment of motive and emotion her work feels at once personal and universal, specific yet interested in archetypes and tropes. Harry Jones writes accomplished, elegant, formally adept work. He has a flair for the gorgeous lyric, but his selection, 'Beyond Hinuera', also has a subtle range. Together the work of these three writers feels substantial and pleasingly distinct.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review I like the elegance and control, the drive to say something rather than just cut a fashionable figure. --Al Alvarez, poet, Risky Business , on Harry Jones

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Author's Bio

Chris Tse is a Wellington writer, actor, musician and occasional filmmaker. He studied English literature and film at Victoria University where he also completed an MA in Creative Writing. His poetry has appeared in literary magazines and he has had short stories recorded for Radio NZ. He won the 2009 NZ Chinese Association/Listener short story competition. Native Montrealer Erin Scudder moved to Wellington in 2001. She has just earned an MA (with distinction) in literature from Victoria University. She now teaches American Literature - also moonlighting as a librarian - while she works toward completing her first book of poetry. Born in New Zealand in 1952, Harry Jones's first ambition was to be a painter - as a schoolboy, he was given lessons by Colin McCahon. He lived in England from 1974 to 1994, where he was awarded an Exhibition to read English at Cambridge. He now lives in Tauranga and publishes poems in NZ and UK poetry magazines.

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