The Summer King: Poems
(Otago University Press, 2009)
ISBN 978 1 877372 69 8
Hardback, 210 x 140 mm, 80 pp
Technical skill, originality, verve, wit and humanity …
judge of the 2008 Kathleen Grattan Award for Poetry
A fine and fierce first book.
Her ear is attuned, her eye is sharp, and her taste is assured.
Add to this a mordant wit and a gift for imagery that is at once startling and right, and you have a writer whose work in turn moves, surprises and delights.
Poised and sensual poetry, with unsettling energies always threatening to break the subtle surface.
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