WELL HERE IT IS - All those months of selecting, correlating, refining and editing poems that may have been written over a period of years has been delivered from the publishers, way over in in Indiana, to the shed on the end of my wharf in the form of a small packet 1500 mm x 2300 mm - in other words, the proof copy of my book has arrived.
FRONT AND BACK COVERS
Lois E Hunter is a New Zealand poet, who after living in and around Auckland, now lives on the small island of Kawau Island, on the coastline of Auckland North.
She studied American Poetry at Auckland University and has been writing poetry for the past thirty years. Her poems have appeared in various magazines over these years and the National Library of New Zealand holds a selection of four of her seven previously published collections of poetry. She writes in an easily accessible style of free verse which often invites the reader into recollection and/or conversation.
Next step was to read through the proof copy and give the go-ahead to the printer - and yippee, today the book has gone LIVE.
Now I can order my copies of the book. I have a couple of pre-orders and because I get them at a discount and I may have one or two spare copies for New Zealanders after reviewers etc. but I'll let you know after I have sorted them out.
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I thought I would share with you how MEANDERINGS appears in the blurb on the Xlibris.co.nz site under their heading, Poetry - women.
Lois E Hunter is a New Zealand poet, whose ancestors arrived in Christchurch, New Zealand, five generations ago from both Ireland and Cornwall. She grew up in Point Chevalier, Auckland, and has been writing and publishing her poetry for the past thirty years. Now retired, she has accepted her age. She can't go back, only forward, and the time is approaching where she's aware she needs to leave her home of seventeen years and select her "forever home." As she moves further and further out from her existing home, her poems follow the paths she takes both mentally and physically, contemplating which direction to take with, as yet, no urgency to decide. These are poems of people-watching and places, both from her past and the present. There are four parts. Part one is a preview to choosing her existing small island home. Part two is taking day trips away to familiar places. Part three is travelling further afield. Part four is a plateau that has been reached with her future still ahead. Lois says, "The special thing I love about poetry is the similarity between poems and cartoons. With a few deeply considered pen strokes, they give the reader a complete minimalist story, thought, or vision."
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