|Poetry and short stories by New Zealand author Barry Southam.|
Barry Southam currently lives in his earthquake recovering home town of Christchurch. He has had many different occupations, thirty-nine at the last count. They include working as a professional actor in film and television, and as an addictions counsellor in the field of mental health. While living in Auckland he was one of the city’s early performance poets. He has also lived and worked in San Francisco, Sydney, Melbourne and Wellington.
He is the author of five books of poems and short stories, and a number of radio and stage plays that have been produced both locally and internationally.
Reviews of previous collections:
“... writes with humour and insight” Harvey McQueen Bravado
“... a shrewd, ironic and compassionate observer of the human comedy”
P. Simpson The Press
“... total impact in the literary and social sense is powerful” T. Beyer Landfall
“.. .profound comment on human relationships and character” J Ghent Auckland Star
“... an acute observer of our absurdities” T. Jackson NZ Listener
“... can be compared to the American Writer Charles Bukowski, who also presented poetry and prose together in one volume” Mark Pirie Southern Ocean Review
“... unashamedly weird and surprising ... has a crystal sharp quality” Hamesh Wyatt Otago Daily Times
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