[Photograph: Jan Kemp (2002)]
Jack Ross (b. 1962)
New New Zealand Poets in Performance (2008):
A Woman Named Intrepid
Disorder and Early Sorrow
Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):
- Recovery [1-2]
- Antipodes [1-4]
- Except Once
- Journey to the West [1-3]
- Auckland Girl
- Evenings in the Blackout [1-3]
- A Woman named Intrepid
- Proverbial Philosophy
- Tiger Country
- Last Night at the Party
- Disorder and Early Sorrow
- Goodbye Love
- Born in Auckland, 6 November 1962
- BA in English / Italian (Auckland University, 1984)
- MA in English – 1st class honours (Auckland University, 1986)
- 1986-1989: UK Commonwealth Scholarship.
- PhD in Comparative Literature (Edinburgh University, 1990)
- Taught English Literature full-time for five years, first at Massey (1991) then Auckland University (1992-95)
- Since 1996, I’ve been working as a freelance writer, while continuing to teach Creative Writing on Massey University’s Albany campus.
- 1998-1999: co-editor of the Pander (with Vanessa York, Andrew Forsberg, et al.)
- 1999-2003: co-editor of the poetry magazine Spin.
- “A Strange Day at the Language School” (Landfall 203 (2002): 119-25) shortlisted in the Landfall Essay Competition.
- 2002-2005: managing editor of the Arts journal brief.
- Since 2002: co-director (with Jan Kemp) of the Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive.
- 2007: guest editor of Landfall 214: Open House.
- 2009: guest editor of Poetry NZ 38: Featuring Jen Crawford (Auckland & Palm Springs: Puriri Press & Brick Row, 2009).
- 2009-2011: chair of editorial committee of the Social and Cultural Studies monograph series (Massey University).
- 2014: guest editor of brief 50.
- Since 2014: managing editor of Poetry NZ.
- The Imaginary Museum (2006- )
- Apollinaire’s Aubade, illustration by Mark Haddon (Edinburgh: Drummond Press, 1987) [translation]
- Killing Time (Auckland: Perdrix Press, 1997) [poetry chapbook]
- Pound’s Fascist Cantos (Auckland: Perdrix Press, 1997) [translation]
- City of Strange Brunettes (Auckland: Pohutukawa Press, 1998) [poetry collection]
- [co-author] When the Sea Goes Mad at Night, ed. Theresia Liemlienio Marshall (Auckland: Pohutukawa Press, 1999/2000) [poetry]
- A Town Like Parataxis, with Gabriel White (Auckland: Perdrix Press, 2000) [poetry / photographs]
- The Perfect Storm, with Gabriel White (Auckland: Perdrix Press, 2000) [poetry / video]
- Featured poet in Poetry New Zealand 22, ed. Alistair Paterson (Feb, 2001) [poetry]
- The Britney Suite (Auckland: Perdrix Press, 2001) [poetry chapbook]
- Chantal’s Book (Wellington: HeadworX, 2002) [poetry collection]
- A Bus Called Mr Nice Guy (Auckland: Perdrix Press, 2005) [poetry / travel]
- Love in Wartime (Wellington: Pania Press, 2007) [poetry chapbook]
- To Terezin. Social and Cultural Studies, 8 (Auckland: Massey University, 2007) [poetry / travel]
- Papyri (Auckland: Soapbox Press, 2007) [translation]
- EMO (Auckland: Titus Books, 2008) [poetry / fiction]
- Guillaume Apollinaire: Je donne à mon espoir (Auckland: Pania Press, 2009) [translation]
- Jorge Luis Borges: Minotaur (Auckland: Pania Press, 2009) [translation]
- The Return of the Vanishing New Zealander (Dunedin: Kilmog Press, 2009) [poetry chapbook]
- Kingdom of Alt (Auckland: Titus Books, 2010) [poetry / fiction]
- Scenes from The Puppet Oresteia. Artwork by William T. Ayton (Rhinebeck, NY: Narcissus Press / Auckland: Perdrix Press, 2011) [drama / translation]
- Fallen Empire: Museum of True History in Collaboration with Karl Chitham and Jack Ross (Dunedin: Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 2012) [drama / translation]
- Celanie: Poems & Drawings after Paul Celan. by Jack Ross & Emma Smith, with an Afterword by Bronwyn Lloyd (Auckland: Pania Press, 2012) [translation]
- A Clearer View of the Hinterland: Poems & Sequences 1981-2014 (Wellington: HeadworX, 2014) [poetry collection]
- "Ice Road Trucker." Six Pack Sound #02. Compiled and edited by Michele Leggott, Tim Page and Brian Flaherty (Auckland: nzepc, 2015) [poetry recording]
- Antigone. Design by Bronwyn Lloyd (Auckland: Pania Press, 2015) [poem]
- “Imaginary Toads in Real Gardens: Poets in Christchurch.” In Complete with Instructions, ed. David Howard (Christchurch: Firebrand, 2001) 33-61 [interviews]
- “Notes on NZ Poetry." On Jacket2 website (April 1-July 3, 2012) [commentary]
- Kendrick Smithyman, Campana to Montale: Versions from Italian (Auckland: The Writers Group, 2004) [translation]
- [with Graeme Lay] Golden Weather: North Shore Writers Past & Present (Auckland: Cape Catley, 2004) [poetry editor]
- [with Jan Kemp] Classic NZ Poets in Performance (Auckland: AUP, 2006) [audio / text anthology]
- [with Jan Kemp] Contemporary NZ Poets in Performance (Auckland: AUP, 2007) [audio / text anthology]
- [with Jan Kemp] New NZ Poets in Performance (Auckland: AUP, 2008) [audio / text anthology]
- Kendrick Smithyman, Campana to Montale: Versions from Italian. 2004. Edited by Jack Ross & Marco Sonzogni. Transference Series (Novi Ligure: Edizioni Joker, 2010) [translation]
- "Look and look again: Twelve New Zealand poets." Jacket2 website (November 29, 2011) [feature]
- Leicester Kyle, Koroneho: Joyful News Out Of The New Found World. Edited with an Introduction by Jack Ross. Preface by Ian St George (Auckland: The Leicester Kyle Literary Estate / Wellington: The Colenso Society, 2011) [long poem]
- Leicester Kyle, The Millerton Sequences. Edited by Jack Ross. With a Poem by David Howard (Pokeno, Auckland: Atuanui Press, 2014) [poetry selection]
- Reeve, Richard. “Romantic and Avant-Garde Personalism in Two Contemporary New Zealand Poets.” The International Literary Quarterly, 12 (August 2010)) [article]
[details updated 2016]