The Rope Walk
A family emigrates from Scotland to New Zealand. What do they bring with them? What do they leave behind? The poems in this non-chronological collection tell the story of generations of a fictional family, from rope-makers in 18th-century Scotland, to shipboard migrants in the mid-19th century on their way to New Zealand, and finally a rope-climbing aerialist. This hand-bound volume features a hand-printed cover.
Maria McMillan has been writing poetry for many years, and The Rope Walk is her much-anticipated first collection. Maria has studied politics, trained as a librarian and has a long history as an activist. Originally from Christchurch, she now lives in Wellington with her partner and daughters.