Friday, 24 January 2014

Book Publication!

Thrilled to report that my first book-length collection of poems has just been published! Entitled A Long Commute Home, it is a collection of old and new poems which, though not strictly auto-biographical, reflect the span of my life across years and two hemispheres. The book feels like a full-stop at the end of a long, run-on sentence!

It's available in print in New Zealand (though still sorting through details about how and where it will be available) and in ebook format for Kindle and iPad/iBook users.

If you are a Kindle user, click here.

If you're an iPhone, iPad, iBook kinda person, click here instead.

I hope you enjoy the poems! Feel free to share with others and to send along your thoughts, comments, reviews.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Enlightening interview

For those of you who like to delve into how a poet thinks about the world, how and where they derive their inspiration, what their poems may be 'about,' here is a wonderful interview with Jane Hirshfield, a poet, essayist, and translator who will no doubt be a "Favourite Poet on this blog. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

January's Poet

January's poet is Mary Oliver (See Favourite Poets, above) whose poetry always makes me think of a cross between Buddhism and the English Romantic poets like Keats, Wordsworth, and Shelley. Her poems are an exercise in listening and observation, both in their writing and their reading. Enjoy!