Various; Contemporary New Zealand Poets In Performance (AUP) BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2007

 |   |  <1 min read

San Hunt: Hey, Minstrel
Various; Contemporary New Zealand Poets In Performance (AUP) BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2007

This second volume of an excellent series (with CDs) of New Zealand poets reading their own work came from Auckland University Press and was edited by Jack Ross and Jan Kemp. It followed the previous volume, Classic New Zealand Poets in Performance.

This one includes poems by Bernadette Hall, Sam Hunt, Bill Manhire, Ian Wedde, Keri Hulme, David Eggleton, Iain Sharp and others. A worthy and rewarding collection, as you might expect

Words and voices -- and from no other place but New Zealand.

The soundtrack to our internal dialogues and monologues. "Important" and "worthy", yes.

But also damn good.

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   Music articles index

Mariame: Bloom (N'we Jinan)

Mariame: Bloom (N'we Jinan)

When a North American singer is presented as the “Cree Rihanna” it's hard to know how to respond. Are you being invited to show more interest just... > Read more

The Coral: Butterfly House (Shock)

The Coral: Butterfly House (Shock)

Sometimes sounding like an odd collision in the studio of early Echo and the Bunnymen and America, Liverpool's the Coral here deliver their big songs (big on melody, choruses, drama and references)... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

Unity Pacific: Into the Dread (Moving Productions/EMI)

Unity Pacific: Into the Dread (Moving Productions/EMI)

When the documentary about the life of Unity Pacific's singer-songwriter Tigi Ness made it to the small screen on Maori TV and the Film Festival many in the country had their introduction to a... > Read more

BUDDY HOLLY REMEMBERED 50 YEARS ON: His life, his wife, his legacy

BUDDY HOLLY REMEMBERED 50 YEARS ON: His life, his wife, his legacy

It was 50 years ago, on February 3 1959, that the tail-lights of the red four-seater Beechcraft Bonanza faded into gusty winds over the airport at Mason City in Iowa. Within minutes the... > Read more