Author(s): Murray Edmond
Murray's new collection moves through elergies and ballads, to poems of landscape and history in New Zealand, Europe and the Pacific. Also songs, and a poem disguised as a short play. The books four sections lead off with photographs by Joanna Forsberg that supply a parallel visual text, ambient, intricate and richly theatrical. First published 2004.
Shortlisted for Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Poetry Category 2005.
Murray Edmond has published eight books of poetry and has been very actively involved in theatre for many years, teaching drama at the University of Auckland since 1985 and acting as dramaturge for such well-known productions as Jacob Rajan's Krishnan's Dairy and The Candlestick Maker and Albert Wendt's The Songmaker's Chair.