Stephanie de Montalk

Scientific Evidence of Dr Wang, The

ISBN: 9780864734419
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The second collection from the award-winning author of Animals Indoors. 

Praise for The Scientific Evidence of Dr Wang
‘The poems in The Scientific Evidence of Dr Wang are complex, extended pieces, playing with the sensuality of language and sound, yet withholding meaning, offering instead a series of beautifully honed images, which circle around the trivial and the almost humorous’
—Jane Stafford, The Dominion Post

'Not for quick or careless reading, these are poems to work at, but treated thoughtfully they yield good things.'
—Robin List, Wairarapa Times Age

‘De Montalk has produced a book full of candour and feeling. It has a real depth to it … this is really tender, lush stuff. I think I have been seduced.’
—Hamesh Wyatt, Otago Daily Times


Stephanie de Montalk is the award-winning author of several collections of poems; The Fountain of Tears, a novel that imagines the narrative behind Pushkin’s great poem of impossible love, ‘The Fountain at Bakhchisaray’; and Unquiet World: The Life of Count Geoffrey Potocki de Montalk, which was published to acclaim in 2001 and has been translated into Polish. Stephanie's most recent publication is How Does It Hurt? (2014), a memoir and study of chronic pain. Described by Damien Wilkins as ‘groundbreaking and riveting and beautiful’, the work was published to critical and medical acclaim, and received a Nigel Cox Award at the 2015 Auckland Writers’ Festival. Stephanie was the 2005 Victoria University Writer in Residence, and she lives in Wellington.

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