James Norcliffe (b. 1946)
Contemporary New Zealand Poets in Performance (2007):
at Franz Josef
the visit of the dalai lama
Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):
1. Rat Tickling
2. The Sphagnum Moss Industry
3. Wooden Diseases
4. The Visit of Dalai Lama
5. School in the Lodge
6. Hang Gliders off Whitewash
7. Easy Thai Cooking
8. 3 Canaries
9. At Franz Josef
10. Considering the Lily
12. Villon in Millerton [1-6]
13. Conspiracy Theory [1-4]
Bio / Bibliography:
My short fiction and poetry has been accepted for publication in many of New Zealand's literary journals: Landfall, Islands, Sport, Untold, Takahe, NZ Listener, New Zealand Books, Poetry NZ, JAAM, North and South, the OUSA Literary Review & a dozen others;
In Poetry Australia, Jacket, LiNQ, Mattoid, Overland, Southerly, Verandah, Imago, Island Magazine & others in Australia;
In The Independent, Orbis, The Rialto, Stand, Staple, The Tabla Book of New Verse, & a dozen others in the UK;
In Ariel, The Antigonish Review, The Dalhousie Review, The Fiddlehead, Grain, The Harpweaver, The Malahat Review, Prism International, Queen's Quarterly, & several others in Canada;
In The Baltimore Review, Flyway, Gargoyle, New Delta Review, Confrontations Magazine, Porcupine, Verse, & several others in the USA;
In Paris/Atlantic (France); in Poetry Salzburg Review (Austria); & in magazines in Ireland, Japan, Greece & elsewhere.
Several stories have been broadcast by Radio New Zealand.
My shorter fiction for young people has been anthologised in: I Have Seen the Future (Longman Paul 1986); Zig Zag (Penguin 1993); Sun Days and Moon Nights (Mallinson Rendell 1994); The Body in the Driveway (Ashtons 1995); Falling in Love (Penguin 1995).
My poetry & short fiction have been anthologised in Ginger Stardust 1993; Black Before the Sun 1994; The Oxford Book of New Zealand Poetry in English (OUP 1997); New Zealand Love Poems: An Oxford Anthology (OUP 2000); Jewels in the Water (Leaders Press 2000); Essential New Zealand Poems (Random 2001); With Our Eyes Open (Chrysalis Seed Trust 2002); The Song of the Belly Button Man (Artsenta Trust 2002) Dunedin; Big Sky (Shoal Bay Press 2002) New Zealand Short Short Stories 4 (Tandem 2000) And Me For All Of Those (Clerestory Press, 2000); Spinning a Line (Random 2001)
I have published to date four volumes of poetry: The Sportsman & Other Poems (Hard Echo Press 1986) shortlisted for the PEN Jessie Mackay Award; Letters to Dr Dee (Hazard Press 1993) shortlisted for the New Zealand Book Awards 1994; A Kind of Kingdom (Victoria University Press 1998); Rat Tickling (Sudden Valley Press, 2003)
I have published a book of short stories for adults: The Chinese Interpreter (Hazard Press 1994).
A limited edition extended essay in a bilingual edition The Past & Other Countries was published by the NZ Chinese Writers' Association (2000)
I have published four novels for young readers: Under the Rotunda (Hazard Press, 1992) Penguin Bay (Hazard Press, 1993) The Emerald Encyclopedia (Hazard Press, 1994) and The Carousel Experiment (Hazard Press, 1995)
I have edited And Me For All Of Those (with Glyn Strange, Colin Amodeo, and Bill Nagelkerke) (Clerestory Press, 2000) Big Sky (with Bernadette Hall) (Shoal Bay Press 2002) Redraft 2 (with Alan Bunn) (Clerestory Press 2002).