Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Jumping Ship with Glenn Colquhoun
Jumping Ship: Essays, speeches and incidental poems
Steele Roberts - $24.99
Jumping Ship was first published by Four Winds Press in the Montana Estates Essay Series edited by Lloyd Jones. It was widely praised, but has been out of print for some time. Now it is reprinted here, along with other thoughtful and often provocative essays, speeches and poems on race relations, medicine, history, love and related themes by one of New Zealand’s most popular poets, Glenn Colquhoun. Glenn also writes children’s stories and works as a doctor in the Horowhenua.
From the reviews
‘… all the wonder and lyricism of an extended love poem … with such artistry — such humour and deft precision … He has insightful things to say about race relations. Consider “The most difficult thing about majorities is not that they cannot see minorities but that they cannot see themselves.” … Jumping Ship is the chocolate you save to share with someone you love … For it is, quite simply, a treasure: taonga.’
— Sue McCauley, New Zealand Books
‘His language is joyous; his universe … is large.’
I have kept the label and string as a bookmark. Well done Steele Roberts. You guys care for your books.