ESAW publish a posthumous book of sonnets by Michael Duffett (USA)

February 6, 2020

A posthumous publication of UK-born American Professor and author Michael Duffett has been published by Earl of Seacliff Art Workhop in their relaunched mini series.

Title: 20 Sonnets: Uncollected Poems 2014-2019 (No. 37)
Author: Michael Duffett (USA)
Editor: Mark Pirie
ISBN: 978-1-86942-191-5
Price: $10.00
Extent: 24 pages
Format: A6
Publication: February 2020
Publisher: Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop

Michael Duffett

Michael Duffett by Debra Duffett, 2016

About the Book

Michael Duffett (1943-2019), a Californian Professor and poet, died last year from a terminal illness. He left behind many unpublished and uncollected poems which he had been sending to his poetry editor Mark Pirie in New Zealand since 2014. Pirie has put together a posthumous sequence from Duffett’s mostly untitled sonnets, in order to keep in print the best of Duffett’s poetry for research libraries and his readers. In 2019, Duffett’s book, The Presence of Love: Poems Selected and New was published by Pirie’s publishing company HeadworX in New Zealand.

About the Editor

Mark Pirie is a Wellington poet, editor and publisher. Pirie has published four mini books previously with ESAW, a biography Tom Lawn, Mystery Forward and written or edited a number of poetry collections, including the Winter Readings series and a selection of early poems, Giving Poetry a Bad Name.

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