A Poetry Archive recording by

Jan Kemp

Tracklisting

These poems come from a special recording for the Poetry Archive:

  • 1 -
    "Puriri"

  • 2 -
    "Hexandra in recess"

  • 3 -
    "Master of Ceremonies"

  • 4 -
    "Poem for R A K Mason (1905 - 1971)"

  • 5 -
    "Night Poem"

  • 6 -
    "Old Railway Guard"

  • 7 -
    "Turkey Talk"

  • 8 -
    "In golden smock, walking"

  • 9 -
    "Down the first road"

  • 10 -
    "West Coast town"

  • 11 -
    "Pohutukawa"

  • 12 -
    "Walking a beach"

  • 13 -
    "Atalanta"

  • 14 -
    "Melanion on the waterfront"

  • 15 -
    "Chagall windows, Fraumunster, Zurich"

  • 16 -
    "To my father, M.H.K."

  • 17 -
    "Hong Kong sounds"

  • 18 -
    "The other hemisphere"

  • 19 -
    "The dance of hemispheres"

  • 20 -
    "Father's metamorphosis"

  • 21 -
    "Sky crosses, Singapore"

  • 22 -
    "At Kikowhakerere Bay"

  • 23 -
    "The terrible angel"

  • 24 -
    "Truth"

  • 25 -
    "Song of Noah's wife"

  • 26 -
    "The Ballad of Donna Quixote"

  • 27 -
    "Ship"

  • 28 -
    "Wedding / Naming / Bells"

  • 29 -
    "Snow or Alles ist klar"

  • 30 -
    "Centuries"

  • 31 -
    "Crux Australis - Te Paki o Autahi - Southern Cross"

  • 32 -
    "Dante's 'heaven'"

  • 33 -
    "'We are all newcomers'"

  • 34 -
    "Our Paradise"

  • 35 -
    "'Naked ladies' near Otama Beach, Coromandel Peninsula"

  • 36 -
    "A pukeko's trip south"

  • 37 -
    "Swimming"

  • 38 -
    "Bowl spoon table"

  • 39 -
    "Best friends"

  • 40 -
    "A childhood secret"

  • 41 -
    "Glance"

  • 42 -
    "On news of a poet's death: I II IV"

  • 43 -
    "Someone kissed me"

  • 44 -
    "E la selva oscura, non c'e?"

  • 45 -
    "He reads his poem aloud"

  • 46 -
    "Being Beatrice"

  • 47 -
    "Beatus"

  • 48 -
    "crossing fields"

  • 49 -
    "Swiss apple"

  • 50 -
    "Cornish hymn"

  • 51 -
    "on Shepherd's Hill"

  • 52 -
    "blasted harvest"

  • 53 -
    "Millet's L'Angelus"

  • 54 -
    "Red Lamp"

  • 55 -
    "Sue sewing"

  • 56 -
    "Chronoclocking"


Select bibliography

  • Waiata Recordings Archive, (co-editor, with Jonathan Lamb & Alan Smythe), 1974
  • Against the Softness of Woman, Caveman Press, Dunedin, NZ, 1976
  • Diamonds and Gravel, Hampson Hunt, Wellington, NZ, 1979
  • Ice-breaker Poems (pamphlet), Coal-Black Press, Auckland, NZ, 1980
  • The Other Hemisphere, Three Continents Press, Washington D.C., USA, & Butterfly Books, NSW, Australia, 1991
  • The Sky's Enormous Jug - love poems old & new, Puriri Press, Auckland, NZ, 2001
  • Only One Angel, University of Otago Press, Dunedin, NZ, 2001
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  • Aotearoa New Zealand Poetry Sound Archive (director, with co-director Jack Ross) 2004
  • Dante's Heaven, Puriri Press, Auckland NZ, 2006
  • Classic NZ Poets in Performance (with co-editor Jack Ross), Auckland University Press, Auckland, NZ, 2006
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  • Nine Poems from Lavigny (booklet), Puriri Press, Auckland NZ, 2007
  • Contemporary NZ Poets in Performance (with co-editor Jack Ross), Auckland University Press, Auckland, NZ, 2007
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  • Jan Kemp Reading from her Poems, The Poetry Archive 2008
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  • New NZ Poets in Performance (with co-editor Jack Ross), Auckland University Press, Auckland, NZ, 2008
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