Peter Bland


Celebrate life and remember the dead with Peter Bland’s new poetry collection.

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Peter Bland’s new poems in Voodoo are about celebrating life and remembering the dead. Remorse and bewilderment are engaged in the face of so much contemporary displacement and global cruelties. These poems actively hang on to the gifts of the everyday and the understated affirmation of earthly care that both celebrity and power increasingly ignore.

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.

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Dimensions 148 × 5 × 210 mm

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