CUP Book Launch - Shaken Down 6.3
Date: Wednesday 27 June 2012
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: University Bookshop
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Kate Barnes by sending email to email@example.com or by calling 03 364 2712
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Audience: University staff and students
Poems and photographs by Jeffrey Paparoa Holman
Jeffrey Paparoa Holman is an acclaimed poet, historian and teacher. His first major collection, As Big as a Father, was shortlisted in the 2003 Montana New Zealand Book Awards, and his next, The Late Great Blackball Bridge Sonnets, was warmly received by reviewers and readers alike.
David Eggleton wrote of that volume, ‘Holman affirms the working-class spirit ... his poems are vivid with imagery. This is poetry as local history and vice-versa.’
The late Harvey McQueen, closing Jeffrey’s most recent collection, Fly Boy (Steele Roberts, 2010), writes, ‘I’m at home again, enriched by Holman’s enthusiasm, rapture, questioning, explanation. His volume is an example of why I like poetry and poets who make it.’
Jeffrey’s most recent work of history is Best of Both Worlds: The Story of Elsdon Best and Tutakangahau (Penguin 2010).