Meet Miss Dust: mother, child, teacher, cheater, lover, liver, dreamer, enthusiastic coffee drinker and star of this new collection by much-admired poet Johanna Aitchison.
This playful and twisty two-part harmony begins with the Miss Dust sequence, and concludes with more wide-ranging poems with the same mixture of the bleak and funny, and Aitchison’s trademark inventive and frequently surreal use of language.
Miss Dust is an exciting development in the work of an original poetic voice.
About the author
Johanna Aitchison originally trained as a lawyer but, on a whim, quit her job to become a writer.
She has an MA in creative writing from Victoria University, was the Massey University Writer in Residence in 2012, and has a residency at the international writers programme in Iowa in 2015.
Her debut chapbook Oh My God I’m Flying (Pemmican Press) was published in 1999, and her 2007 collection Long Girl Ago (VUP) was shortlisted for best book of poetry in 2008.
She lives in Palmerston North with her son, Lennox.
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Title: Miss Dust Author: Johanna Aitchison Category: Poetry ISBN: 978-0-473-32752-1 Format: Paperback, 210 mm x 148 mm, 76 pages RRP: $25 Publication Date: July 2015
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