Murray Edmond

Murray Edmond: b. Kirikiriroa 1949, lives in Glen Eden, Tāmaki-makau-rau, Aotearoa. Associate Professor of Drama (retired) University of Auckland, 1991-2014. 

16 books of poetry (most recently Shaggy Magpie Songs, 2015; Back Before You Know, 2019; FARCE and Sandbank Sonnets 2022); book of novellas (Strait Men and Other Tales, 2015) and short stories (Aucklanders, 2023); Then It Was Now Again: Selected Critical Writing(2014); editor, Ka Mate Ka Ora ( ), 18 issues 2005-2020;  co-editor The New Poets anthology (1987) and Big Smoke: New Zealand Poems 1960-1975; Dramaturge for Indian Ink Theatre, 1997-2023. Time to Make a Song and Dance: Cultural Revolt in Auckland in the 1960s, was published by Atuanui Press, 2021.  

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  1. We have a fabulous collection of new short stories & older poems from Murray’s extensive collections to share in February so pop in to your local shared reading group to enjoy!

  2. Jono says: We shared reading Murray Edmond’s short story “Shanghai” today and very much enjoyed how the boys in it interacted — whilst also giving us readers some great laughs and shared childhood memories. Thanks Murray and the Reading Revolution team.

  3. Hi. We read ‘By the book’ at group yesterday which was an absolute treat. Everything about the story felt so real, especially considering that I went to an all girls school in the heart of Auckland. We followed up with the very clever poem ‘National Standards’ . The access to Murray’s work has been a fantastic treat ! Many thanks.

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