The Summer King: Poems
Otago University Press, 2009
Hardback, 210 x 140 mm, 80 pp
ISBN 978 1 877372 69 8
Winner of the 2008 Kathleen Grattan Award for Poetry
Winner of the the 2010 Mary Gilmore Poetry Prize
Technical skill, originality, verve, wit and humanity …
– Fleur Adcock
judge of the 2008 Kathleen Grattan Award
A fine and fierce first book.
– Gillian Clarke
Her ear is attuned, her eye is sharp, and her taste is assured. Add to this a mordant wit and a gift for imagery that is at once startling and right, and you have a writer whose work in turn moves, surprises and delights.
– James Norcliffe
Poised and sensual poetry, with unsettling energies always threatening to break the subtle surface.
– Philip Gross
The Summer King is available from good book sellers everywhere – ask your favourite bookshop to order it for you.
Outside New Zealand, Otago University Press titles are distributed by:
International Specialized Book Services Inc in the USA
Gazelle Book Services in the UK.
Or to order a copy direct from the author, please use the contact form below.
Copies are $25 (incl. postage) within New Zealand, NZ$35 to Australia, NZ$40 elsewhere.
3 Replies to “The Summer King”
I wanted to buy “The Summer King” and have recommended that my local library buy a copy, but fishpond have no more copies!!! Are they still being printed?
yes, there are plenty of copies – no idea why Fishpond are saying that!
If they’ve run out of copies in their warehouse, it’ll just be a matter of 24 hrs to get new stock couriered up from Dunedin. It may be that they’re waiting for more people to order copies before they do. (The intricacies of e-commerce are beyond me!)
Either way, I’ll get my publisher to give them a prod. Sorry you’ve had to wait.
Good news then. I will wait for the prod to take effect.