Sunday, November 18, 2012

New poetry collection coming from C.K.Stead

Photo of C K Stead by Marti Friedlander
The Yellow Buoy: Poems 2007–2012, in which C. K. Stead returns to his first love, poetry, will be published in  February  2013.

AUP advise -  Completed in his eightieth year, this first collection of new work since The Black River in 2007, sees the poet attached to his memories, attuned to his craft and attentive to his world. 

C. K. Stead was born in Auckland in 1932. From the late 1950s, he began to earn an international reputation as a poet and literary critic and, later, as a novelist. He has published more than 40 books and received numerous prizes and honours recognising his contribution to New Zealand literature, including in 2009 the Prime Minister’s Award for Fiction and the Montana New Zealand Book Award (Reference and Anthology) for his Collected Poems , and in 2010 the Sunday Times /EFG Private Bank Award for the short story, and the Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine. He received our highest award, the Order of New Zealand, in 2007.

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