by Elizabeth Smither
Winner of the Ockham New Zealand Book Award for Poetry in 2018
Since Elizabeth Smither’s name turns up so regularly in NZ book awards I have wanted to sample her work for a while.
& I enjoyed this collection very much. Like most poetry collections for me, not every poem appeals but Ms Smither has a nice turn of phrase. I especially enjoyed Cat Night & Night Horse.
Putting a Line Through Addresses was darker than the other poems & I think it might be my favourite.
As people who know me realise, I’m a sucker for good cover art & this cover by Keely O’Shannessy is one of the best I’ve seen this year.