In three parts, Crosswind is a lyrical collection from major New Zealand poet.
The first part evokes New Zealand landscapes, especially the southern mountains, and Italy, town and countryside, and includes some beautiful love poems. The middle section, ‘Lounge Suite’, comprises poems written in response to works by contemporaryy New Zealand artists who have in turn created new images especially for this book. The final section, ‘Westbound and Floating’, recalls the popular music of the 1970s and the poet’s youth.
These are rich and gorgeous poems full of wonderful sounds and images, not afraid of the romance of memories, music, art, love, landscape, all themes which weave throughout the book.
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Green’s poems set up an intuitive, dreamlike conversation with the artworks, expanding and elaborating the visual rather than pinning it down. . . . Green’s is a lyrical and highly visual language, which collaborates readily with the visual. – Art News