The third collection from award-winning poet James Brown.
Favourite Monsters is a book of many voices, and of subjects ranging from politics to parenthood, art to religion. Full of stories, jokes and stolen lines, it confirms James Brown's position at the forefront of New Zealand poetry.
' The James Brown of New Zealand poetry.'
Dr Ernest M Bluespire
Praise for Favourite Monsters
The shock of discovery, the surprises Brown has in store for readers, the choices he allows them to make about what he might mean, all these cumulate in the poems and present themselves as fun, as challenges, and ultimately as intimate weapons of communications. His words get under your skin.
Penelope Beider NZ HERALD
This little book has plenty of guts and an interesting cover.
Hamesh Wyatt OTAGO DAILY TIMES
...Favourite Monsters continues to build [James Brown's] profile as one of New Zealand's most adventurous and culturally savvy poets
Best of all is his love for language. He plays with it, rolls in it.
Robin List WAIRARAPA TIMES-AGE
Praise for James Brown
Brown is ever intent on disrupting the readers expectations, on offering something unexpected. He wants to convey a sense of shock, surprise, discovery. Hes out to show how ambitious language can be as a form of communication.
David Eggleton SUNDAY STAR TIMES