Poems by a Parliamentary Messenger

Author(s): Susan Shanahan

NZ Poetry

Poems by a Parliamentary Messenger are a collection of written reflections accompanied by illustrations about the experience of workign at Parliament. Easily readable and entertaining, they give an insight into life within our Parliamentary system and the people who work there.

It is a 40-page book consisting of 19 poems, some accompanying notes, 6 hand-drawn sketches of Members of Parliament (including Winston Peters and Helen Clark) and a photo of the Debating Chamber.



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Susan Shanahan wrote the poems and drew the illustrations whilst working at Parliament from 1994 to 2002 in a variety of positions, including substantial time as a Parliamentary Messenger.

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  • : 9780473512583
  • : Susan Shanahan
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  • : Susan Shanahan