Thursday, November 26, 2015
small decisions - poetry by penny somerville
On the second reprint I finally scored a copy of this delightful slender collection of verse !
Here's what the poet herself wrote about it:
This small collection of my poems covers a long period of about 15 years, if not longer. They deal with memories usually attached to a present mindset. Some are responses to works of art. Overall I guess they are my take on growing old and reflecting on the ageing process and the strange events that trigger something from the past. When I begin a poem I don’t have any idea where it will end up, though I always edit my work, sometimes in a group, I like to write the initial piece straight from the original idea which is usually messy ! I enjoy the workshopping process with other poets who can see and hear clunky bits that escape me.
penny somerville - $15.00
ISBN 978 0 473 30894 0
Available at The Women's Bookshop in Auckland or from the author/publisher: