Associate Professor Murray Donald Edmond


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Senior Lecturer


  • Asociate Professor,
  • Postgraduate Adviser Drama

Research | Current

  • New Zealand theatre history, poets' theatre, Polish theatre, American poetry, modernism, local culture, dramaturgy, the teaching of writing.

Current research

  • American poetry
  • Poets' theatre
  • New Zealand poetry
  • Modernism
  • Dramaturgy
  • New Zealand theatre history
  • Polish theatre

Teaching | Current

ENGLISH 109 Drama on Stage and Screen

DRAMA 302 Performance Skills

DRAMA 701AB Theories of Drama

DRAMA 718 Playwriting

DRAMA 719 Performance Skills

Postgraduate supervision

PhD supervision

Fredrika van Elburg: The Vijftigers and the Language poets: Experimental Writing in Two Countries


Emma Willis: original radio play, "Milk," and recording for Radio New Zealand.

Diana Fuemana: original stage play, "My Mother's Table." (With Fiona Graham)

Alison Hofer: staging, performance and analysis of Athol Fugard's Hello and Goodbye. (With Stuart Young). Writing original stage play.

Catherine Nola: directing Frank MacGuiness's Someone to Watch Over Me.

Yuri Kinugawa: creation and performance of "The Tongue-Cut Sparrow," an orgami performance for children. Writing original stage play, "Toshiro and Kiyo: Grandpa and Grandma."

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Edmond, M., Ho, Y. W., Miller, A., Priest, T., Rapatahana, V., & Toussaint, S. (2015). Six-pack sound #1. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Michele Leggott, Brian Flaherty
  • Edmond, M. D. (2011). Two walk in Edinburgh, photographs by Mari Mahr, poems by Gregory O’Brien, afterword by Jenny Bornholdt. The Holloway Press, 2011; A morning walk in the later days, by Leonard Lambert. Cold Hub Press, 2010; Devonport: a diary/esplanade, by Bill Direen. The Holloway Press, 2011. Landfall Review Online
  • Edmond, M. D. (2011). Quoting, quoting, every where: literary reference and echo in David Mitchell's Steal Away Boy. Ka Mate Ka Ora: a New Zealand journal of poetry and poetics, 10 (March).
  • Edmond, M. D. (2011). Ancestral routes: 30 short poems. Foam:e (8).
  • Edmond, M. D. (2011). Sunburn'd sicklemen: stories of a friendship. Journal of New Zealand literature, 29 (2), 148-160.
  • Edmond, M. D. (2011). A day of pleasure in Auckland. Landfall, 221 (May).
  • Edmond, M. D. (2011). Southwest Waikato songs: six poems. J.A.A.M (29), 33-38.
  • Edmond, M. D. (2010). Trade and true: anthologies fifty years after Donald Allen's The new American poetry. Ka Mate Ka Ora: a New Zealand journal of poetry and poetics, 1-10.

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 6, Room 651
New Zealand