• Jack Ross

    Public Email J.R.Ross@massey.ac.nz
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    Website http://mairangibay.blogspot.com/

    Jack Ross's latest book of poems, A Clearer View of the Hinterland , was published by HeadworX in 2014. His previous publications include four full-length poetry collections (City of Strange Brunettes - 1998, Chantal's Book - 2002,  To Terezin - 2007, and Celanie - 2012), three novels (Nights with Giordano Bruno - 2000, The Imaginary Museum of Atlantis - 2006, and EMO - 2008), as well as three books of short fiction. He has also edited a number of books and journals, including (with Jan Kemp) the trilogy of audio / text anthologies Classic, Contemporary and New NZ Poets in Performance (Auckland University Press, 2006-8). He has a Doctorate in English and Comparative Literature from the University of Edinburgh and works as a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Massey University's Albany campus. He is now the new managing editor of Poetry NZ, in succession to Alistair Paterson. Further details can be found on his blog The Imaginary Museum, available at the address above.


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    Mairangi Bay


    Celanie: Poems & Drawings after Paul Celan (2012)

    Poems by Jack Ross & Drawings by Emma Smith. Introduction by Jack Ross. Afterword by Bronwyn Lloyd. ISBN: 978-0-473-22484-4. Pania Samplers, 3. Auckland: Pania Press, 2012. 168 pp.

    Classic NZ Poets in Performance (2006)

    Edited by Jack Ross. Poems selected by Jack Ross and Jan Kemp. ISBN 1-86940-367-3. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2006. xiv + 146 pp.

    A Clearer View of the Hinterland (2014)

    A Clearer View of the Hinterland: Poems & Sequences 1981-2014. ISBN: 978-0-473-29640-7. Wellington: HeadworX, 2014. ii + 190 pp.

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