Thursday, January 10, 2013

News from the Arts Foundation

It was quite a big deal for Laureate Jenny Bornholdt to be mentioned in Books of the Year in the Times Literary Supplement, London, at the end of last year. 

The poet/translator Michael Hofmann writes: In The Rocky Shore (Victoria University Press), the New Zealander Jenny Bornholdt talks to herself in six long, sinuous, casual, loopy poems the way I don't think I've ever heard a poet talk before (James Schuyler and Louis MacNeice come closer): low pressure, revealed purpose and unexpected tenacity. Illness, children, the deaths of friends, malcontent plants and an errant garden shed shuffle past as on a benign ghost train. 

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