Contemporary New Zealand Poets in Performance

Contemporary New Zealand Poets in Performance

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Edited by Jack Ross, Edited by Jan Kemp

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  • Publisher: Auckland University Press
  • Format: Book | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 224mm x 18mm | 422g
  • Publication date: 28 February 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Auckland
  • ISBN 10: 1869403959
  • ISBN 13: 9781869403959
  • Sales rank: 1,974,968

Product description

After the stunning success of "Classic New Zealand Poets in Performance AUP" and editors Jack Ross and Jan Kemp now present readings on two CDs from a later generation of 27 poets born from 1944 to 1958. These are the great poets of the 1960s and 1970s such as Ian Wedde, Bill Manhire, Sam Hunt, Jan Kemp, Alan Brunton, as well as some whose names were made more recently such as Bernadette Hall, Stephanie de Montalk, Anne French and Keri Hulme. The CDs of the poets reading their own work are accompanied by a book of the texts of the poems reproducing them exactly as read, as well as brief biographies and bibliographies of each poet. The poets are arranged chronologically by date of birth and each reads for approximately five minutes in recordings made chiefly in 1974 and/or 2004. They were chosen for the quality and significance of their work and their commitment to voice and performance as an integral part of their poetry.

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JACK ROSS is a writer and editor who lives in Auckland. Poet JAN KEMP was the driving force behind the Aotearoa New Zealand Poetry Sound Archive (2004) from which many of the recordings are drawn.