Night Horse

by Elizabeth Smither

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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.

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