The startling poems in this debut collection are both pretty and strange, clear and mysterious. All of the poems are conversations, of sorts: a dancer talks to the floorboards; a dressing gown talks to itself; an old man talks to the radio in his sleep; men and women talk, and talk without talking. Joan Fleming’s empathetic imagination gives voice to the hidden conversations happening beneath our notice. This is a book about communication, connection, and the wisdom and beauty of ordinary things.
|Publisher:||Victoria University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Joan Fleming won the Biggs Poetry Prize in 2007, and her work has appeared in various publications including The Best of Best New Zealand Poems, Landfall, The New Zealand Listener, and Sport.