The Rocky Shore
Exploring the intricacies of topics such as love, death, children, and illness, this new, thought-provoking poetry collection balances its denser themes with meditations on lighter subjects such as bread-making and gardening. Skillfully crafted, the images evoked in each poem off... read full description below.
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||10 March 2008 by Victoria University Press
||By Bornholdt, Jenny
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Jenny Bornholdt's new book, The Rocky Shore, is a collection of long(ish) poems. In these talky poems, she ranges over a wide variety of territory - love, death, children, illness, bread-making, and the garden. All the big themes.
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Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Poetry Category 2009
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Jenny Bornholdt is a poet and anthologist. Born in Lower Hutt in 1960, she holds a BA in English Literature and a Diploma in Journalism. She attended Bill Manhire's original composition course at Victoria University of Wellington in 1984. She is the author of a number of collections of poetry including Summer (2003) and These Days (2000) and Miss New Zealand: Selected Poems, which was published in 1997. She has, with her husband, poet Gregory O'Brien, edited a collection of New Zealand love poetry My Heart Goes Swimming (1996) and they, with Mark Williams, edited An Anthology of New Zealand Poetry in English (1997) which won the 1997 Montana New Zealand Book Award for Poetry. Jenny Bornholdt spent six months of 2003 in Menton, France as the 2002 Meridian Energy Katherine Mansfield Fellow. She was New Zealand's Te Mata Poet Laureate 2005-2007.