This is a fifth collection of poems by a well-established poet. In this collection of poems, Janet Charman recalls her childhood, full of voices and stories, and in writing preserves bits of New Zealand's past as well as her own and her family's. The poems range over an era in all its colour and detail and should strike chords with many readers.
Janet Charman is a poet and a former literary fellow/writer in residence at the University of Auckland. She has published poems widely in Australasian journals and in anthologies, and is the author of end of the dry, Rapunzel Rapunzel, red letter, and Cold Snack, which won the Montana New Zealand Book Award for Poetry.