SARAH BROOM

THE LIFE AND WORK OF A NEW ZEALAND POET

POETRY

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TIGERS AT AWHITU (2010) - CARCANET PRESS

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""It is hard to believe that such a mature and fully-fledged collection is also the author's first. A book of our time; specifically a woman's, and more specifically, a mother's book, it is 'about time that wears / as ragged as storm-blown wings.' Poems of deep poignancy and unflinching tenderness are presented against a backdrop of encroaching tidescape in which a fierce beauty burns all the more brightly, the more it is threatened."
Medbh McGuckian

 

 

Sarah Broom's poetry profoundly engages the landscape of her native New Zealand. Experienced as both nurturing and menacing, tender and indifferent, it is the context within which other terrains are explored: heightened states of awareness, the physical extremes of illness, the drifts and tide of close relationships, the complexities of motherhood. Intensely conscious of death, her poetry is fiercely attached to life and love.