The Britney Suite (2001)

Cover design: Jack Ross

The Britney Suite

Poems by Paul Celan, Wendy Nu & Jack Ross
Auckland: Perdrix Press, 2001
24 pp. / [20 numbered copies]

[out of print]


  1. [Paul Celan:] SCHNEEPART, gebäumt, bis zuletzt …(22/1/68)

  2. [Wendy Nu:] keith partridge y yo

  3. [Paul Celan:] ERZFLITTER, tief im … (20/7/68)

  4. Nouvelle vague

  5. [Paul Celan:] KALK-KROKUS, im … (24/8/68)

  6. [Wendy Nu:] mr darling writes to penthouse forum

  7. [Paul Celan:] DAS GEDUNKELTE Splitterecho … (5/9/68)

  8. It’s always too late …

  9. [Paul Celan:] BEIDHÄNDIGE Frühe … (29/9/69)

Online Text:

The Imaginary Museum


Perdrix Press
6A Hastings Rd
Mairangi Bay
North Shore City 0630

RRP: $NZ 10.00 [out of print]

Cover image: Gabriel White / Cover design: Jack Ross

The Britney Suite, by Paul Celan, Wendy Nu & Jack Ross.
Auckland: Perdrix Press, July 2003. 60 pp. [gift edition].

Online Text:


[Britney Spears (1998)]

Reviews & Comments:

  1. Nick Alexander. "Jack Ross reading (13 March 2001)." Auckland Poetry Website [] (12/4/01).

    Jack Ross has the credentials of a modernist, complete with German quotes translating the lines of the poem into a second voice, a second set of meanings, reminiscent of Eliot. Exalting Britney Spears and her pouting sexuality seems dangerous ground. Indeed there were sighs/groans as Jack sellotaped her image behind himself as a very unremarkable diminutive ghetto blaster provided a near complete absence of atmosphere – technical infancy maybe but the poetry was certainly riveting stuff.

    An engaging and interesting reading and parody of multimedia. As the NASDAQ bleeds, we may get excited over photocopies to provide a raw visual excitement.

[Paul Celan (1960)]

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