13 Jun 2021

Poet Sam Duckor-Jones finds himself inspired by train trips

From Standing Room Only, 2:25 pm on 13 June 2021
Sam Duckor-Jones

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Sam Duckor-Jones takes on God and politics in his new poetry collection, Party Legend.

Sam, who's also a sculptor, won the Biggs Poetry Prize from Victoria University of Wellington in 2017.

He's currently living in Wellington after moving from the Wairarapa.  

But those long commutes he used to do provided the self-described eavesdropper with rich pickings for his new poetry collection.

Lynn Freeman talks with Sam Duckor-Jones about trains, God and pronouns.

Party Legend by Sam Duckor-Jones is published by Victoria University of Wellington Press.