Jumping Ship & Other Essays

Glenn Colquhoun


“… all the wonder and lyricism of an extended love poem … with such artistry — such humour and deft precision … He has insightful things to say about race relations. Consider ‘The most difficult thing about majorities is not that they cannot see minorities but that they cannot see themselves.’ … Jumping Ship is the chocolate you save to share with someone you love … For it is, quite simply, a treasure: taonga.”
— Sue McCauley, New Zealand Books

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Jumping Ship was first published by Four Winds Press in the Montana Estates Essay Series edited by Lloyd Jones. It was widely praised, but has been out of print for some time. Now it is reprinted here, along with other thoughtful and often provocative essays, speeches and poems on race relations, medicine, history, love and related themes by one of New Zealand’s most popular poets, Glenn Colquhoun.

About the author

Glenn Colquhoun is a doctor, poet and children’s writer. His first poetry collection, The Art of Walking Upright, won Best First Book of Poetry at the 2000 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. In 2003 he won the Poetry Category and also became the first poet to be awarded the coveted Montana Readers’ Choice Award. He has written several children’s books and has been the convener of the New Zealand Post Book Awards. In 2004, Colquhoun was the recipient of the Prize in Modern Letters.

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Dimensions 148 × 210 mm