The new anthology is here.
I read through it
turning the pages on and
from its end to its beginning
here it comes
surprising me at last —
the rare, the numinous one
like the flick of a silver tongue
from another room.
Portals is available directly from Robin for $15, sent to Robin Fry, 19 Bolton Street, Petone, Lower Hutt 5012. Robin can also be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is an excellent article* from the Hutt News about Robin and her writing: Life’s experiences inspire words.
*Stuff’s page title is wrong, though – this is Robin’s fifth collection.
Tim says: I went to the launch of Portals at the Lower Hutt Library, which was a great success: 60 or so people came along, Jo Thorpe gave an excellent introduction which you can read on the ESAW website, lots of people bought the book, and Robin read very well.
I have been reading Portals this week and, among a number of poems I like very much, “The Reader” jumped out at me because it so well conveys the experience of looking at a new anthology and hoping to find one or more poems that take the breath away.
There are some fine poems in Robin’s previous collections, too – here are links to a couple from her previous collection, Time Traveller:
You can check out all the Tuesday Poems on the Tuesday Poem blog – the hub poem in the middle of the page, and all the other poems in the sidebar on the right.