Chris Price

Chris Price is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Beside Herself (Auckland University Press 2016), and the mixed-genre ‘biographical dictionary’, Brief Lives. With Stephanie Burt and Paul Millar she co-edited the 2018 Aotearoa/New Zealand issue of POETRY. She convenes the poetry and creative nonfiction MA workshop at the International Institute of Modern Letters, Wellington University, New Zealand, where she co-edited (with Emily Perkins) The Fuse Box, a book of essays on writing (Victoria University Press, 2016). The Lobster’s Tail, a ‘picture book for adults’ in collaboration with photographer Bruce Foster, is forthcoming from Massey University Press in 2021.

In Black and White: Pictures from the Camera Obscura

I’ve been trying to train myself out of black. It’s not going well – on the rack my eye still heads that way every time. I know in theory that some colour would suit me better but I seem to be shut in the dark.

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After Plato

Days like these I’m squandering the circle riding out on my hobby-horse, my long-nosed metal detector, on a jaunty tangent to forage among weeds. Past the last of the smoking utilities I saunter, humming an irrational number by a latter-day …

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