Kate Camp

Snow White's Coffin


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Paperback, 210 x 138mm
64 pages

May 2013

everything you thought was being alive
is revealed as a problem
which can be solved by good design

These poems were written in Berlin while Kate Camp held the Creative New Zealand Berlin Residency between September 2011 and October 2012.

Kate Camp is the author of six collections of poetry. The first, Unfamiliar Legends of the Stars, won the NZSA Jessie Mackay Award for Best First Book of Poetry at the 1999 Montana NZ Book Awards, and The Mirror of Simple Annihilated Souls won the New Zealand Post Book Award for Poetry in 2011. She is also an essayist, and the voice of Kate’s Klassics, monthly conversations on classic literature with Kim Hill. Snow White's Coffin was a finalist in the New Zealand Post Book Awards 2013. Her latest collection is The Internet of Things.

Cover: The SK4 radiogramme, known as ‘Snow White’s Coffin’ (Schneewittchensarg), introduced by Braun in 1956. Photo courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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