Jump is the first collection from poet Elizabeth Nannestad, who has also worked as a doctor and forensic psychiatrist. These brief poems come to us in a singular voice, deceptively deft and simple. They are capable of song, wit and mystery. Elizabeth Nannestad writes of these poems: They are all about movement around some pivot that appears for the moment to stay the same; they are made that way so that as far as poems can, they have lives of their own. They can take off now for wherever they like to go.
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Elizabeth Nannestad's Jump (Auckland University Press) reveals a lyric gift that most poets would envy. – Keith Sinclair