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Steal Away Boy : Selected Poems of David Mitchell, Paperback / softback Book

Steal Away Boy : Selected Poems of David Mitchell Paperback / softback

Edited by Martin Edmond, Nigel Roberts


David Mitchell was one of NZ's great poetic characters from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s: poet, lover, political activist, cricketer, impresario, mysterium and, to some, an all-round pain in the arse.

Steal Away Boy, re-introduces Mitchell to a new generation and collects widely scattered poems in book form for the first time.

A great partisan of poetry in performance, Mitchell initiated readings in various Auckland hotels and was a participant in the famous readings at the Barry Lett Gallery.

In 1972 Mitchell's only full-length collection, Pipe Dreams in Ponsonby, was published and became an instant classic, selling thousands of copies in two editions.

It broke new ground and won a Commonwealth literary prize.

David Mitchell supports the Steal Away Boy project and his private papers and manuscripts have been made available to Edmond and Roberts by his daughter.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: photographs
  • Publisher: Auckland University Press
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9781869404598


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