Author(s): Sonja Yelich
Winner of the New Zealand Society of Authors Jessie Mackay Best First Book Award for Poetry in the 2005 Montana new Zealand Book Awards A first book of poems by a poet who appeared in AUP New Poets 2. These are wry amused colourful poems of a woman stuck at home with small children and listening to the radio, which brings other worlds, new words and voices, into the midst of the domestic life. This clash of cultures is bizarre, funny, magical. In other poems summer at the bach, small dramas of the suburbs, and childhood memories appear in vivid sketches full of unexpected detail and the sound of the speaking voice. There is an appealing freshness and lack of pretension in the work of this gifted new poet.
Winner of New Zealand Society of Authors Best First Book Awards: Jessie Mackay Award for Poetry 2005.