The Summer King: Poems
Otago University Press, 2009
Hardback, 210 x 140 mm, 80 pp
ISBN 978 1 877372 69 8
Winner of the 2008 Kathleen Grattan Award for Poetry
Winner of the the 2010 Mary Gilmore Poetry Prize
Technical skill, originality, verve, wit and humanity …
– Fleur Adcock
judge of the 2008 Kathleen Grattan Award
A fine and fierce first book.
– Gillian Clarke
Her ear is attuned, her eye is sharp, and her taste is assured. Add to this a mordant wit and a gift for imagery that is at once startling and right, and you have a writer whose work in turn moves, surprises and delights.
– James Norcliffe
Poised and sensual poetry, with unsettling energies always threatening to break the subtle surface.
– Philip Gross
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