Author(s): Janet Frame
First published in 1967, The Pocket Mirro has long been out of print. Janet Frame is primarily known for her prize winning novels and autobiography: however, the insights, diversity and deft touch exhibited in these poems prove that she is also a poet of consummate skill.
These poems range from playful explorations of language, to vivid evocations of everyday scenes, to deeply moving pieces. They are essential reading ofr anyone interested in appreciating the full extent of Janet Frame's literary talents.
The Pocket Mirror is the only published collection of Janet Frame's poetry.
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Dunedin poem; the clock tower; Speke Philip sparrow, speke; Sunday afternoon at two o'clock; a resolution; I must go down to the sees again; big bill; the new building; Sunday mornings; Dunedin morning; Mountaineer; Leith street; Chant; Morning; views; the Place; Thistledown; Season; Sunday drive; Museum piece; A poem; Question; Instructions for bombing with Napalm; Story; O lung flowering like a tree; Napalm; The sun shines all day Vulgarly; Yet another poem about a dying child; At Evans street; The clown; Vacant possession; The tree; The Garden (Part contents).