Singlets Briefs & Shorts
Edited by Trevor M Landers
Genre: Poetry Anthology
Singlets, Briefs, & Shorts is a must-have for collectors, and initiates, of contemporary New Zealand poetry. It’s a broad, powerful and celebratory anthology, showcasing established and emerging poets.
The book fuses a love of poetry with a love of arthouse films as each poem takes a short film from the Show Me Your Shorts festival for its inspiration.
This collection contains poems that evoke, others that provoke, or reflect. Some are conceptual, others visual or traditional. New-Zealand-ness suffuses the collection, while at the same featuring expat and migrant poets, and verse in non-English languages. Among others, the collection presents us with nostalgia Mykaela Nyman, the micro fiction of Anton Blank, the clipped, cryptic Stanzas of Jack Ross, the meta- poetry of Jordon Hammel and the lively sensuality of the book’s editor, Trevor Landers.
This is book that shows vitality of New Zealand poetry and its power as an art form.