View From the South


A stunning collection of poems from one of New Zealand’s most-respected writers.David Eggleton wrote of Marshall’s poetry in the New Zealand Listener that, ‘Above all, the poems are redolent of the South Island – all wild winds and dry hills, sleepy summer afternoons, the shimmer of light on lakes, snow like whitewash on the Alps.’ More than that, though, his poetry captures the voice and perspective of the South Island, whether it is contemplating the local landscape or looking further afield, through place or time. This collection brings together Marshall’s most powerful poetry from his previous three collections together with many more recent works. They are complemented by photographs by his friend and fellow Mainlander Grahame Sydney. ‘They are an exquisite marriage of musicality, observation, elegance and economy. Certain words stand out in his lines like the glint of light on wet ground.’

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Marshall, Owen