James Brown’s most recent poetry book is Warm Auditorium, published by Victoria University Press. He is the author behind the useful, non-fiction booklet Instructions for Poetry Readings and, in 2005, edited The Nature of Things: Poems from the New Zealand Landscape. He is a winner of the Jessie Mackay Best First Book of Poetry Award and has been a finalist in the Montana New Zealand Book Awards three times.
James teaches the poetry writing workshop at the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University, and is part of the Writing Team at Te Papa. Victoria University Press will publish his new collection later in 2016.