• People from the Pit Stand Up

    People from the Pit Stand Up
    Unity Wellington Stock : 5
    ISBN: 9781776561933
    Title: People from the Pit Stand Up

    This is the voice of someone who is both at home and not at home in the world. Sam Duckor-Jones’s wonderfully fresh, funny, dishevelled poems are alive with art-making and fuelled by a hunger for intimacy. Giant men made of clay lurk in the salon, the lawns of poets overgrow, bogans hoon along the beach on motorbikes, birds cry ‘wow-okay, wow-okay, wow-okay’, and Wendy down at the WPA mixes up some Buff Raku Trachyte clay for the sculptor’s next giant man.

    ‘Gorgeous and contrary.’ —Jenny Bornholdt

    ‘If attention is an act of love, then this is a collection that attends to art and life in such a way as to collapse any distinction between the two.’ —Chris Price

    112pp w flaps and illustrations throughout.

    Cover by Sam Duckor-Jones

    Sam Duckor-Jones is a sculptor and poet who lives in Featherston. In 2017 he won the Biggs Poetry Prize from the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington. People from the Pit Stand Up is his first book. samduckorjones.com

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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