Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Book to Handle and Love

Just received a copy of a beautiful new poetry anthology: Dear Heart: 150 New Zealand Love Poems edited by Paula Green for Godwit Press (an imprint of Random House New Zealand).

The volume is due to be published shortly and is already attracting rave reviews, for instance this one by Graham Beattie on his influential BEATTIE'S BOOK BLOG (you can read Paula Green's introduction to her book in Graham's post).

After leafing through the book for a pleasant half an hour I can see why everyone so far has had such a positive response. A book to cherish. There are a couple of poems there by Janet Frame, and by most of the other big names, old and new, in New Zealand poetry.

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