Chris Price

ANZL Member

Photo credit: Robert Cross

Chris Price teaches the poetry and creative nonfiction MA at the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University. She managed the New Zealand Festival’s Writers Week for 12 years, and for much of the 90s she edited the literary journal Landfall. Price’s first collection of poems, Husk (Auckland University Press, 2002), won the 2002 NZSA Jessie Mackay Award for Best First Book of Poetry. Her next book, the genre-busting Brief Lives (Auckland University Press, 2006), was shortlisted for the 2007 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. Auckland University Press published Price’s third book, The Blind Singer, in 2009.

In 2011, Price was awarded the Katherine Mansfield Fellowship. She has also contributed to two science/art collaborations, Are Angels OK? (2006), and the Transit of Venus Poetry Exchange (Victoria University Press, 2016), which paired German and New Zealand poets and culminated in performances at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair. Her most recent collection Beside Herself (Auckland University press, 2016) was longlisted for the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards..



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Bibliography: Chris Price



Beside Herself, drawings by Leo Bensemann (Auckland University Press, 2016)

Transit of Venus / Venustransit (Victoria University Press, 2016)

The Blind Singer (2009)

Husk (Auckland University Press, 2002)



Brief Lives (Auckland University Press, 2006)



Landfall (1993-2000)

Bright Fine Gold: and other New Zealand Verse (Reed, 1993)

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