‘One of the quiet, astonishing secrets of New Zealand writing.’ – Bill Manhire
Rhian Gallagher’s collection Shift encompasses a departure from London, where she lived for eighteen years, and a return to the pines and paddocks of the South Island. Here in vivid, evocative poems, she explores memories of the country she left, a love she gathered and the home-coming she found. Meditative, at times urgent, this collection will earn Gallagher a well-deserved place in the New Zealand poetic landscape.
Rhian Gallagher’s first poetry book, Salt Water Creek , was published in London (Enitharmon Press, 2003) and short-listed for the Forward Prize for First Collection. In 2007 Gallagher won a Canterbury History Foundation Award which led to the publication of her book, Feeling for Daylight: The Photographs of Jack Adamson. She also received the 2008 Janet Frame Literary Trust Award. Gallagher lives in Dunedin.
Winner of the New Zealand Post Book Award for Poetry 2012.
|September 2011, 210 x 148 mm, 80 pages, Australia & New Zealand only|
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