Jack Ross

Jack Ross teaches creative writing at Massey University's Auckland Campus. His latest book, A Clearer View of the Hinterland: Poems & Sequences 1981-2014, appeared in 2014 from HeadworX in Wellington. His other publications include four full-length poetry collections, three novels, and three volumes of short fiction. He has also edited a number of books and literary magazines, including (from 2014) Poetry NZ.

On Early Trains

(after Boris Pasternak) Fields fade to mauve in the heat through the window villagers stroll what is there to kiss everything you see melts to soft wax you dream not asleep dreaming of being asleep there is someone sleeping here …

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