Monday, November 12, 2007

Sharp, Iain

Iain Sharp (b. 1953)


Contemporary New Zealand Poets in Performance (2007):

Amnesty Day
Two Minute Poem

Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):


1. The Iain Sharp Poem
2. A Picnic By A Disused Railway
3. Leaps Of Faith
4. The Desperadoes
5. Smoke
6. Amnesty Day
7. 1849 (A Footnote)
8. Learning To Stand Up
9. A Farewell To My Uncle
10. Grey Dress
11. The Plan
12. Two Minute Poem
13. Getting Started
14. Air
15. If Gaunt Men

Bio /Bibliography:

Iain Sharp is an Auckland-based journalist, poet, reviewer, newspaper and magazine columnist, and librarian. Born in Scotland in 1953, he was educated at the University of Auckland, where he completed a Ph.D. in English in 1982. He has had four solo collections of verse published, and has had his poetry and short fiction featured in, among other places, Landfall, Islands, Printout, Sport, and Poetry NZ. His book reviews, criticism and interviews appear regularly in the Sunday Star Times.


Why Mammals Shiver, Auckland: One Eyed Press, 1981
She’s Trying to Kidnap the Blind Person, Auckland: Hard Echo Press, 1985
The Pierrot Variations, Auckland: Hard Echo Press, 1985
Two Poets: Selections from the Work of Suzanne Chapman and Iain Sharp, Suzanne Chapman (ed.), Auckland: Auckland English Association, 1985
The Singing Harp, Paekakariki: Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop, 2004

Other Works:

Sail the Spirit, Auckland: Reed, 1994

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