Saturday, December 1, 2007

Brown, Diane

[Photograph: Jan Kemp (2002)]

Diane Brown (b. 1951)


Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):


1. Eight Stages of Grace
2. Postcards from Auckland
3. the poem as fart
4. Presumptuous advice to the reluctant crone
5. She asks me to write about sex
6. the woman in this poem
7. running in the family
8. Before the Divorce we go to Disneyland
9. a walk in Hone Heke country
10. left to the imagination
11. under the trees
12. in the absence of my lover
13. who makes the first move?
14. First morning Albert Park: 4.30am
15. follow me if you will
16. a proposal of sorts
17. Poem in the Matukituki Valley
18. on leaving
19. My last born goes to the circus without me
20. Sutherland St, early morning
21. After nine days up north

Bio / Bibliography:

Diane Brown lives in Dunedin. Her first book Before The Divorce We Go To Disneyland, a combination of prose and poetry, was published by Tandem Press in 1997. She won the Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship in 1997 and has received grants from Creative New Zealand.

Her novel If The Tongue Fits was published by Tandem Press in 1999 and was in the Top 20 of the Listener Women’s Book Festival in 1999. Her verse novel Eight Stages of Grace was published by Vintage in 2002.

Her short stories and poems have appeared in a variety of magazines including Landfall, Metro, North and South, the Listener, Poetry NZ and Quote Unquote. She has won poetry competitions in New Zealand and England. She is Chair of the Otago-Southland Branch of the Society of Authors and teaches a five-month full-time fiction writing course at Aoraki Polytechnic.


Before The Divorce We Go To Disneyland, Tandem Press Auckland, 1997
If The Tongue Fits, Tandem Press, 1999
Eight Stages of Grace, Random House, Auckland 2002


Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship 1997
NZSA Jessie Mackay Award Best First Book of Poetry Montana Book Awards 1997 for Before The Divorce We Go To Disneyland,
TOP 20 Listener Women’s Book Festival 1999 for If The Tongue Fits

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