Steal Away Boy: Selected Poems of David Mitchell

Author(s): David Mitchell (ed. by Martin Edmond & Nigel Roberts)

New Zealand Poetry

David Mitchell was one of NZ's great poetic characters from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s: poet, lover, political activist, cricketer, impresario, mysterium and, to some, an all-round pain in the arse. Steal Away Boy, re-introduces Mitchell to a new generation and collects widely scattered poems in book form for the first time. A great partisan of poetry in performance, Mitchell initiated readings in various Auckland hotels and was a participant in the famous readings at the Barry Lett Gallery. In 1972 Mitchell's only full-length collection, Pipe Dreams in Ponsonby, was published and became an instant classic, selling thousands of copies in two editions. It broke new ground and won a Commonwealth literary prize. David Mitchell supports the Steal Away Boy project and his private papers and manuscripts have been made available to Edmond and Hughes by his daughter.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781869404598
  • : Auckland University Press
  • : Auckland University Press
  • : January 2010
  • : 230x145mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Mitchell (ed. by Martin Edmond & Nigel Roberts)
  • : Paperback
  • : 1st Edition
  • : near fine
  • : 256