Our Own Kind: 100 New Zealand Poems about Animals

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Siobhan Harvey
Godwit, 2009 - Animals - 239 pages
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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 Our Own kind Siobhan Harvey brings them together in an intelligently and affectionately chosen anthology that's beautifully enhanced by outstanding animal photographs by Mark Smith. The sections of the collection are headed as follows and indeed provide something for everyone: Bow - Wow, Miaow, A Box of Birds, Other Pets, Creepy - crawly, Moana, Zoo, Farm.

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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.

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