Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Tuesday Poem commemorates the big quake - two years on
On the week when we remember the earthquake which devastated
Christchurch two years ago, Tuesday Poem has posted Fault by Joanna
Preston. The award-winning poet who lives in Christchurch and once lived in
Australia, has written a quiet poem of tremendous power that was first
published in Landfall. The editor this week is another Cantabrian,
Catherine Fitchett. Here's how it begins...
Fault by Joanna Preston
A mistake. An error of judgement. A
penalty brought against a quiet city. Stroll through the park, lunchtime almost over. A defect, a small disappointment. A summer day