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I am concerned with opposites
And the skin between them
In this fine collection of poems and drawings Cilla McQueen traces the lives and voyages of her ancestors, and the living history of her husbands people. She herself travels through the fire that destroys her home at Otakou, the autoclave of the central poem, tying together the separate threads of her journey and moving from one harbour to another. The sea is a constant element and balancing this are the poet's precisely observed images of domestic life and her fascination with the forms and inhabitants of the land.
Publication date: 2000-01-01
Number of pages: 64
Publisher: Otago University Press
Subjects: Fiction, Contemporary, Historical Fiction, NZ Poetry, NZ Poetry By Individual Poets, Published in New Zealand