Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Janet Frame's poem Poets published posthumously in The Goosebath is the Tuesday Poem this week posted by Pamela Gordon as Guest Editor. It begins:
If poets die young
they bequeath two thirds of their life to the critics to graze and grow fat in visionary grass...
and speaking of poets there are thirty of them in the live blog roll on Tuesday Poem with poems ranging from Waitangi Day by Hinemoana Baker to Rilke's Orpheus, Eurydice and Hermes to The Woman who Walks Backwards by Diane Brown. It's not just the poems that are worth the visit, but the commentaries give fascinating insights into the poems, the poets and the bloggers.