Winner of the Montana 2008 Poetry Award. This immensely readable collection is among the most accessible well loved poet Janet Charman has written. Her poems always emerge out of ordinary daily experience, the life with which her readers are only too familiar. By illuminating this world she broadens perceptions and understandings without romance or melodrama.
The stunning first part of Cold Snack explores the pains and pleasures (mostly the pains) of becoming a schoolteacher in midlife;
the second, a single long sequence, 'Televisioner', recalls a period spent as receptionist for a television broadcaster. First published April 2007.
Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Poetry Category 2008.
Poetry winner, Montana New Zealand Book Awards 2008"These poems are accomplished, perceptive, humorous, and generous."
JANET CHARMAN was the 1997 Writer in Residence at the University of Auckland and is the author of five previous collections.