Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Ricketts, Harry

Harry Ricketts (b. 1950)


Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):


1. Nothing to Declare
2. Under the Radar
3. How Things Are
4. Separation
5. The Elephant's Nest Shuffle
6. Footnote to Larkin
7. from A Brief History of New Zealand Literature
Katherine Mansfield
Allen Curnow
James K Baxter (1)
James K Baxter (2)
Keri Hulme
Cilla McQueen
8. Hawkes Bay Snapshots [1-3]
9. For Lauris
10. Evasion theory
11. Nice
12. The necessity of failure

Bio / Bibliography:

Harry Ricketts lives in Wellington. He was born in London in 1950 and grew up in England, Malaysia and Hong Kong. After reading English at Oxford University, he taught at the Universities of Hong Kong and Leicester, before moving to live in New Zealand in 1981, where he is now an Associate Professor in the School of English, Film and Theatre at Victoria University of Wellington. His poems, critical essays and literary reviews have appeared in journals in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, France and the UK. His publications include: a collection of short stories, People Like Us (1977); a book of interviews with New Zealand poets, Talking About Ourselves (1986); Under Review: A Selection from New Zealand Books: 1991-1996 (1997); and seven collections of poems of which the most recent are 13 Ways (1999) and Plunge (2001). He is co-editor of the review journal New Zealand Books, and in 1999 Chatto & Windus published his life of Rudyard Kipling, The Unforgiving Minute (US edition 2000). With Paul Morris and Mike Grimshaw, he has recently co-edited a selection of New Zealand spiritual verse, Spirit in a Strange Land (Godwit, 2002). He is currently working on a biography of a dozen First World War poets, entitled Strange Meetings.

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