Author(s): Bernadette Hall
Maukatere: Floating Mountain is a single long poem sequence that explores and celebrates life below Maukatere (Mt Grey) in the Hurunui.
The more experimental style is an exciting development for one of New Zealand's most eminent poets and winner of the 2015 Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement for poetry.
Maukatere features 10 exquisite drawings by Rachel O'Neill. It is published in a handsome hand-bound and hand-numbered limited first edition of 170.
Bernadette Hall is one of New Zealand's leading poets. She has published 10 previous collections of poetry, including The Merino Princess: Selected poems (VUP 2004) and, most recently, Life Customs (VUP 2013). Following a career as a high school teacher, she co-founded the Hagley Writers' Institute in Christchurch. She now lives with her husband John in a renovated fisherman's bach at Amberley Beach in the Hurunui, North Canterbury.