Author(s): Alan Brunton
Drawing on twelve published collections and the rich resource of his papers, editors Michele Leggott and Martin Edmond present a selection that shows for the first time the scope of Brunton's poetics as well as his trademark linguistic bravura. Alan Brunton played a crucial role in developing a platform for New Zealand poetry and theatre. Brunton was the founding editor of poetry and arts publication Freed and co-edited Spleen, he also established with partner Sally Rodwell the experimental theatre group Red Mole. Beyond the Ohlala Mountains moves chronologically in five parts, from 1968 until 2002, showcasing an oeuvre that spans over four decades and continues to inspire artists both in New Zealand and abroad.
Editors:- Michele Leggott was the Inaugural New Zealand Poet Laureate 2007-2009. Her recent publications include Mirabile Dictu (Auckland University Press, 2009) and Michele Leggott The Laureate Series (Braeburn/Jayrem 2009.) She co-ordinates the New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre at the University of Auckland and is the recipient of the 2013 New Zealand Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in Poetry. Martin Edmond is an emeritus member of Red Mole (1974-1980.) Recent publications include The Place of Stones (Holloway Press, 2012) and Eternities (Otoliths, 2013). His Dark Night: Walking with McCahon (Auckland University Press, 2011) was shortlisted for the 2013 NSW Premier's Literary Awards. He is the recipient of the 2013 New Zealand Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in Non-fiction.