Night Burns with a White Fire: The essential Lauris Edmond

Edited by Frances Edmond and Sue Fitchett


“One of the most significant, assured and accessible of contemporary poetic voices, and as a widely read auto­biographer and comment­ator” ‑ Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature.

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In putting together this anthology of Lauris’s quintessential writings, the editors invited fellow writers, friends and family to suggest favourite pieces. They have woven her prose and poetry together into this landmark volume, which includes a timeline and a comprehensive bibliography.

About the author

Lauris Edmond’s second daughter, Frances Edmond, is a screenwriter, actress, film director and playwright, and is Lauris’s literary executor.

Retired psychologist Sue Fitchett is a conservationist and firefighter, and like Frances lives on Waiheke Island. Co-author and editor of several poetry books (including On the Wing), she was Louis Johnson bursar 2001/2002 and co-winner NZ Poetry Society’s International Competition in 1998.

Additional information

Dimensions 148 × 5 × 210 mm

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