My Heart Goes Swimming: New Zealand Love Poems

Author(s): Jenny Bornholdt & Gregory O'Brien (eds)

New Zealand Poetry

The poems in My Heart Goes Swimming attest to the enduring nature of love and reflect the many ways in which it is written about. This collection is a celebration of love, but also of life, language and place. From delicate narratives to ecstatic lyrics, from Katherine Mansfield to Dinah Hawken, from R. A. K. Mason's 'Our love was a grim citadel' to Sam Hunt's 'Singing for you now', the poems bring to life a variety of emotions and situations. They also span the traditional and the modern in the forms they use and the attitudes they contain, making up a lively, companionable book, one fitting to its subject - pleasing to both mind and ear, and capable of reaching the heart. Jenny Bornholdt and Gregory O'Brien live in Wellington and have published their own poetry widely. First published 1995

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780908877812
  • : Random House New Zealand
  • : Godwit
  • : November 1995
  • : 195x123mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : very good
  • : 128pp
  • : Jenny Bornholdt & Gregory O'Brien (eds)
  • : Hardback