A Pattern of Marching
An accomplished collection of poems, A Pattern of Marching brings us messages of cool precision and accuracy from Elizabeth Smither. Restrained elegance, fine craft and wit characterise the verses. This is, in the words of the last line of the title poem, 'A skilled performance anyone could share'.
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Awards and Nominations
Winner – 1990 NZ Book Award for Poetry – A Pattern of Marching, Elizabeth Smither
If I were seeking signs of kinship with other women writers, I would look to poets like Emily Dickinson. – Bill Manhire, New Zealand Listener