Author(s): Siobhan Harvey
From Baxter to Hunt, Frame to Glover, Curnow to Edmond, animals are widely found in New Zealand verse, and are the subject of some of our most famous and endearing poems. In her selection Siobhan Harvey brings them together in an intelligently and affectionately chosen anthology that's beautifully enhanced by outstanding animal photographs by Mark Smith. This just-published anthology provides something for everyone, and is divided into sections headed: * Bow-Wow * Miaow * A Box of Birds * Other Pets * Creepers and crawlers * Moana * Zoo * Farm.
Siobhan Harvey is the author of two poetry collections. Her poetry and prose have appeared in numerous international publications and anthologies, and have been broadcast on Radio New Zealand. She was runner-up in the inaugural Bernard Gadd Memorial Poetry Prize (2008). She also writes reviews and feature articles for the New Zealand Listener and the Christchurch Press. She's the poetry editor of Takahe Magazine and teaches creative writing courses at The University of Auckland.