People From the Pit Stand Up

Author(s): Sam Duckor-Jones

NZ - Poetry / Plays

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 clay men lurk in salons, the lawns of poets overgrow, petrolheads hoon along the beach, birds cry ‘wow-okay, wow-okay, wow-okay’.


‘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


112 pages with flaps and illustrations throughout


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781776561933
  • : Victoria University Press
  • : Victoria University Press
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sam Duckor-Jones