James Brown


James Brown’s latest poetry collection is Warm Auditorium (Victoria University Press, 2012).

He has been a finalist in the Montana New Zealand Book Awards three times.

He teaches the Poetry Writing workshop at the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University and works as a writer at Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum.



Poetry1. The Violinist in SpringIt is not the blue notes, but the blue touch paper. It is not the short fuse, but the long memory. It is not the small bunch of forget-me-nots, but the bed of red hot...

Green light

PoetryIn the deep south, the winter light is clear as beauty. There are no half measures – it stares you in the face until you look away. But there is also imperfection. I must insist on imperfection. I...

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