Party Legend

Author(s): Sam Duckor-Jones


Excuse the mess

I wasn’t expecting guests

But that’s another joke

I expect you


Sam Duckor Jones’s first poetry collection was a tour of small towns, overgrown lawns, and giant clay men. In Party Legend he turns once again to questions of existence but at an even bigger scale. These are poems about creation, God, intimacy, the surreality of political rhetoric, misunderstandings at the supermarket – and they are fearless in form and address. Though Party Legend is often wildly funny, it is also, in its Duckor-Jonesian way, tender-hearted and consoling.

'Blending outrageous tales and borrowed moments with surprising results, Party Legend is the work of a poet unafraid to get a little weird to show us a good time. I am utterly bewitched by this sexy, playful and curious book.' —Chris Tse

‘Gorgeous and contrary.’ —Jenny Bornholdt

‘Sex and longing, tenderness and pain, quest and invention, togetherness and solitude: if that’s not the queer experience, I don’t know what is.’ —Kerry Donovan Brown

‘Bloody fantastic.’ —John Campbell


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General Fields

  • : 9781776564231
  • : Victoria University Press
  • : Victoria University Press
  • : June 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sam Duckor-Jones