C.K. Stead

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Hospitality

'My mordant friend told me the story of / the woman he loved in youth in Oxford /who had, he said, "a hospitable cunt".'
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Stiff

'One hundred years ago young Ezra writes / from Kensington to Miss Alice Kenny'
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Amsterdam

'Tucked among books, look, a long-ago letter, / long ago lost, thanks me for poems – for one / especially in which she’s named.'
C.K. Stead

C.K. Stead

C.K. Stead is one of New Zealand’s foremost literary figures and a member of the Order of New Zealand. He is a distinguished novelist, literary critic, poet, essayist and emeritus professor of English of the University of Auckland.