Author(s): Paul Thompson; Anna Jackson
A kind of photographs made with words is how New Zealand poet Riemke Ensing describes what a poem is. Like many of our finest poets, she draws inspiration from photographs andphotography. Paul Thompson has investigated the interplay between photography and poetry to see if there were deeper correspondences. There are. Shards of Silver, a visually striking anthology of photographically informed poems, is introduced with essays by photographer Paul Thompson and poet Anna Jackson and is interspersed with intruiging photographic meditations on language. First published November 2006.