The Cheese and Onion Sandwich and other New Zealand Icons: Prose Poems by Vivienne Plumb
In this new collection of prose poems, award-winning writer Vivienne Plumb celebrates and satirises such New Zealand icons as ferry crossings, sly grogging, crockpots, whitebait, weather, gambling, tramping, motels and cheese and onion sandwiches.
An essential guide to New Zealand as it really is.
With a New Zealand mother and an Australian father, Vivienne Plumb has one foot on either side of the ditch.
One of literature’s all-rounders, as well as six previous collections of poetry, she has written plays, short fiction and a novel. She has been the recipient of several awards, including the Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship, the Hubert Church Prose Award, and the Bruce Mason Playwrighting Award.
Not one to sit still, she is currently dividing her time between Auckland and Sydney, where she is completing a doctorate in creative arts.
Title: The Cheese and Onion Sandwich and other New Zealand Icons: Prose Poems Author: Vivienne Plumb Category: Poetry ISBN: 978-0-473-19606-6 Format: Paperback, 150 mm (wide) x 150 mm (tall), 56 pages RRP: $20 Publication Date: October 2011
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