Hunting Elephants

Peter Bland


“Peter [Bland] is the same on the page as he is in person: good company, a warm voice offering humour, hard-won wisdom and good advice …” — Stephen Statford

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At 80, Peter Bland’s new collection celebrates what he calls ‘the extraordinary in the ordinary’. There’s remarkable imaginative zest in this new work that follows on from his highly popular Breath Dances.

About the author

Peter Bland is a poet and actor, whose writing commits to an everyday sub-urban sense of reality, often exploiting the framework of the dramatic monologue. He has a distinguished place in New Zealand theatre history as co-founder of Downstage and its artistic director 1964–68. He has worked as a stage and television actor and several of his own plays have been produced. Bland has published a large selection of poetry volumes in New Zealand and the UK and his memoir was released in 2004.

Additional information

Dimensions 148 × 210 mm