Draft Research Portfolio (2017)

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Jack Ross:
The Annotated Tree Worship: Draft Research Portfolio. ISBN 978-0-473-41328-6. Paper Table Novellas 2 (i). Auckland: Paper Table, 2017. iv + 88 pp.

This Draft Research Portfolio is the first in a pair of twin novellas. A bored provincial academic has been ordered to provide a report on his research. The story he is telling doesn’t sound much like the translation of a sixteenth-century French novel he promised them, though. In fact, as his Head of Department writes indignantly in the margins of his work, it sounds more like madness.

Jack Ross’s publications include five poetry books, three novels, two novellas, and two collections of short fiction. He is the managing editor of Poetry New Zealand, and works as a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Massey University’s Albany campus.

Draft Research Portfolio:
  1. Vastation - p.2
  2. Voyage dans la lune - p.3

Online Texts:

Tree Worship


Works and Days


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