Author(s): Paula Green
You need the right person beside the right tree in the right light in the right city and this is love. — ‘Listening to Frank O’Hara’
Paula Green turns her thoughtfulness and linguistic playfulness in a new direction in her latest collection. This reflective meander around a new city – the Big Apple – is part travelogue, part essay on the nature of poetry.
Paula Green is a poet, reviewer, children’s author, NZ Book Award judge and anthologist. She has published six previous collections of poetry, plus three collections for children, most recently The Letterbox Cat & Other Poems. She edited the anthologies A Treasury of NZ Poems for Children and Dear Heart: 150 New Zealand Love Poems , and co-authored 99 Ways into New Zealand Poetry with Harry Ricketts. She is currently working on a book about New Zealand women’s poetry.
Paula is a tireless ambassador for poetry and runs two popular poetry blogs: NZ Poetry Box for children and NZ Poetry Shelf for adults.