Thursday, November 15, 2007

Pirie, Mark

[Photograph: Jan Kemp (2002)]

Mark Pirie (b. 1974)


New New Zealand Poets in Performance (2008):

Good Looks
Making a Point
The Third Form

Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):


1. This Guy
2. Good Looks
3. Making a Point
4. The Story
6. Just for the Record
7. Progress
8. Letter Home to Heartbreak Hotel
9. Snoopy & Linus
10. The World’s Greatest Explorer
11. The New House
12. Dreaming of Good Lines for You
13. Worlds
14. The Third Form
15. The Trup
16. Competition
17. Tender Contempt
18. So, You Want To Be Respected Like Curnow

Bio / Bibliography:

Mark Pirie is the managing editor of HeadworX. He was born in Wellington, New Zealand, in 1974 and is a graduate of Victoria and Otago universities. In 1995 he initiated the young writers’ magazine JAAM (Just Another Art Movement) and has co-edited the magazine ever since. His other publications include the exciting anthology of young New Zealand writing, The NeXt Wave (University of Otago Press, 1998), a short fiction book, Swing, and seven books of poems: The Blues, Shoot, No Joke, Reading the Will, Dumber, Gallery, and Bullet Poems in Four Rounds.

He has published his criticism, poetry and fiction in a wide range of journals both in New Zealand and overseas, including the Journal of Commonwealth Literature (UK), Salt (Australia), Southern Ocean Review (NZ), New Zealand Listener, Creative Forum (India), Poetry NZ, Trout: An Internet Journal (NZ), and New Zealand Books.


Shoot (Christchurch: Sudden Valley Press, 1999)
No Joke (Christchurch: Sudden Valley Press, 2001)
The Blues (Paekakariki: Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop, 2001)
Reading the Will (Christchurch: Sudden Valley Press, 2002)
Dumber (Paekakariki: Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop, 2003)
Gallery: a Selection (Great Wilbraham, Cambridge: Salt Publishing, 2003)
Bullet poems in four rounds (Paekakariki: Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop, 2004)


Swing and other stories (Paekakariki: Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop, 2002)


New Zealand writing: the NeXt wave (Dunedin: University of Otago Press, 1998)
With Ron Riddell and Saray Torres, First Wellington International Poetry Festival Anthology (Wellington: HeadworX, 2003)
With Michael O’Leary, Greatest Hits (Wellington: JAAM Publishing Collective, 2004)

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