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
- Publication Date: 30/03/2010
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9781869404598