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Briefcase

Briefcase
  

Briefcase, the first book of poems by District Court Judge John Adams, is a collection presented as a briefcase of lost documents and poems, allowing the author to play with a wide range of stylistic ideas around a central narrative theme, producing a melange of poems - in tradit... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781869404918
Published 7 October 2011 by Auckland University Press
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Adams, John

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ISBN-13 9781869404918
ISBN-10 1869404912
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Auckland University Press
Imprint Auckland University Press
Publication Date 7 October 2011
International Publication Date 1 October 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Adams, John
Category Award Winning
Poetry Texts & Anthologies
NZ Post Book Awards (Adult) 2012
Interest Age Young Adults
Reading Age Young Adults
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 104
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 200g
Dewey Code 821.3
Catalogue Code 215717

Description of this Book

Briefcase, the first book of poems by District Court Judge John Adams, is a collection presented as a briefcase of lost documents and poems, allowing the author to play with a wide range of stylistic ideas around a central narrative theme, producing a melange of poems - in traditional and experimental forms - nd other texts: affidavits, police reports, a Sudoku puzzle, court transcripts, a menu, wills, commentaries. A disordered novella in legal documents, brutal and amusing by turns, Briefcase unfolds a fascinating story and also superbly explores the role of language as a vessel for truth and an implement of justice.

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Awards & Reviews

Awards Winner of New Zealand Post Book Awards: Best First Book of Poetry 2012.

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Author's Bio

District Court and Family Court judge at Auckland by day, John Adams also has a Masters in Creative Writing from The University of Auckland and is a poet by night. A long-time author of legal texts - such as the Butterworths Family Law series - his first collection of poems, Briefcase, will be released in October 2011. Its first draft , was written during his Masters year in 2009.

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