Robert Creeley: Hello and So There at Tuesday Poem
US poet Robert
Creeley came to New Zealand and wrote Hello ... go to Tuesday Poem to hear him read the final pages of this amazing book poem known as 'So There' and dedicated to New Zealander Penelope Highton, The editor this week is poet Madeleine Slavick who hails from the US herself.
"I found Hello on my third visit to New Zealand. A small, worn book, at 28 pages, beautifully handset and with handsewn bindings, part of me never wanted to return it to the public library. I did. Hello can read like a single poem that begins again and again, at various points across the country: Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington. Several words repeat. If. World. Born. River. Lovely. People also reappear. The mind is not a single place."