The third book on her list was my second poetry collection, All Blacks’ Kitchen Gardens. I waited anxiously to see what she’d think of it – though I was cheered by the news that, as she read it on the bus home, a fellow passenger had started reading over her shoulder. But in the event, I needn’t have worried: she liked it a lot!
Tosca’s full review is on the Manukau Libraries blog, and here is the first paragraph:
A delightful find! This title is a collection of poems covering a variety of topics that are funny, sad, political, reflective, about culture and life, nature, love, relationships – you name it and it’s here, it’s fresh and it’s evocative.
I’m working on the poems for my third poetry collection at present, so a positive review of my previous collection is especially nice to get. Thank you, Tosca, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the books you will read for this challenge.
How You Can Buy All Blacks’ Kitchen Gardens
- Directly from me. I have copies available at NZ$15 + postage and packing. Postage and packing within New Zealand is $2.
- From New Zealand Books Abroad
- From Fishpond.
Sample Poems from All Blacks’ Kitchen Gardens