Author(s): Sue Fitchett
from 'small frames – the hens of Rarotonga' there's a cockerel that waits a blue & red swagger high on the island's divide our sweat our muddy feet our clawing fingers work the roots towards his beak a jungle silent beyond our skin
"... complex, multi-dimensional [poetry] ... carries out several dialogues at the same time: with itself, with literature and with the reader." - Sue Wootton
Sue Fitchett lives in covenanted bush on Waiheke Island. Retired as a clinical psychologist, she is an avid conservationist, particularly with birds, and is also a volunteer firefighter. Sue's poetry has appeared in various New Zealand and Australian journals and she has published or edited four books, including a previous sole collection (Palaver Lava Queen, Auckland University Press, 2004).