Saturday, December 1, 2007

Brown, James

[Photograph: Jan Kemp (2002)]

James Brown (b. 1966)


New New Zealand Poets in Performance (2008):

Soup From a Stone
The Crewe Cres Kids
The Day I Stopped Writing Poetry

Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):


1. The Year of the Mountain
2. A Great Day
3. Little things, lend me thy strength
4. Loneliness
5. Out of Eden
6. All We Have
7. Soup From a Stone
8. The Radiant Fuel
9. The Crewe Cres Kids
10. Learning to Read
11. The Day I Stopped Writing Poetry

Bio / Bibliography:

James Brown was born in 1966 and lives in Wellington with his partner and two children.

His poems have been widely published in magazines in both New Zealand and Australia. He is a past winner of the Takahe Poetry Competition and a former Editor of the literary magazine Sport.

His first book, Go Round Power Please, was shortlisted in the 1996 Montana New Zealand Book Awards and won the Jessie Mackay Best First Book Award for Poetry. His second collection, Lemon, was published in 1999, Elizabeth Knox calling it ‘possibly the year’s best New Zealand book’. His third collection, Favourite Monsters, was published to acclaim in 2002.

Brown has held the 1994 Louis Johnson New Writers Bursary, a 2000 Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship and the 2001 University of Canterbury Writer in Residence Fellowship. In 2002, Go Round Power Please and Lemon were shortlisted in the inaugural Glenn Schaeffer Prize in Modern Letters.


Go Round Power Please, Victoria University Press, 1995
Lemon, Victoria University Press, 1999
Instructions For Poetry Readings (with Dr Ernest M. Bluespire), Braunias University Press, 2002
Favourite Monsters, Victoria University Press, 2002

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