Monday, November 12, 2007

Southam, Barry

Barry Southam (b. 1940)


Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):


1. The Nurse
2. The Homeseller
3. The Radio Ham
4. For No Reason
5. Profit And Loss
6. Autumn Evening USA 1978
7. Departure Time
8. Final Movement
9. Home Is The Hunter
10. Second Time Around
11. An Anzac Town Like Ours
12. Teenage Lovers inside the British Museum
13. Back Home From The Maternity Suite
14. Surfer Pausing

New Zealand Poets Read Their Work (1974):

LP 2, side 1

Nostalgic Lover Looking Backward to a Clinging Vine He Once Uprooted
For No Reason

Waiata Archive (1974):

CD 8

Nostalgic Lover Looking Backward to a Clinging Vine He Once Uprooted For No Reason
Homosexual Lover
For No Reason
Urban Redevelopment
The Paassengers
The Filmgoers
Rugby League Lover …
On the Day President Nixon …
Balding Lover Back in Welfare State
Abandoned Lover …

Bio / Bibliography:

Barry Southam has been writing and publishing for five decades, locally and internationally. Early in his career he won the Shakespeare 400 Birthday National Poetry Competition. He has published two collections of poetry, both of which sold soft and hard back editions. He has also published a collection of short stories. In addition, he has written and had produced for stage, three full length plays and numerous one acts as well as many radio plays nationally and internationally.

He has also worked as a journalist, television and film actor, and most recently was a mental health worker in Auckland. He was born and educated in Christchurch, and co-edited the Canterbury University students newspaper “ Canta”.


Lovers And Other People - Pegasus Press, 1973 (poetry)
The People Dance - Northcott Reeves, 1982 (poetry)
Mixed Singles - Caveman Press, 1981 (short stories)

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