Essential NZ Poems

Almost the end of the mid-year holidays and some good feedback on the poetry in the last month or so via some competitions, and through the Mariner publications. Took the opportunity to change the homepage banner today to revamp it a little, and intend to try to write some poems in response to some of the NZ poems I found in a book called ‘Essential New Zealand Poems’. It’s an idea I took up in response to some Irish poems, and it’s a way of making me extend my range and themes and ideas a little, which is usually a good thing. The book is a kind of primer of NZ poetry:

Essential New Zealand Poems

Selected by Lauris Edmond and Bill Sewell

Random House, NZ, 2003


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