Author(s): Douglas Wright
Following much-acclaimed memoirs Ghost Dance (winner Montana best first non-fiction work) and Terra Incognito, is Douglas Wright's first book of poetry, laughing mirror. Richly illustrated with his own drawings, Douglas's poems contain a raw truthfulness that will be a revelation for those unfamiliar with his earlier works and a must for those rediscovering his wide-ranging talent. First published August 2007.
Douglas Wright was born in Tuakau, South Auckland in 1956. After dancing with Limbs of Auckland, the Paul Taylor Dance Company of New York and DV8 Physical Theatre in London, he returned to New Zealand in 1987 to form his own company. The Douglas Wright Dance Company toured extensively throughout New Zealand, in Australia, New York and Europe. Douglas's numerous works of dance-theatre include; How on Earth (1989), Gloria (1990), Elegy (1993), Forever (1993), Buried Venus (1997), rose and fell (1997), Arc (1999), halo (2000), Inland (2002) and Black Milk (2006). In 2000 Douglas was one of the five inaugural laureates chosen by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand, and presented 'wounded cloud and other works' -a debut exhibition of his painting and sculpture at the Stanbeth Gallery, Auckland.