Palaver Lava Queen

Sue Fitchett

Author: Sue Fitchett
Availability: No longer in print or stock
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
Published: November 2004
Specs: 22.4cm x 16.4cm
ISBN: 9781869403263

Palaver Lava Queen is a poetic mediation on the city of Auckland, in particular its geologically, psychologically, culturally fragmented and fractured nature. It evokes in complex and unexpected ways the city of volcanoes and of the sea, the Polynesian city and its people, the brash crass city of the Sky Tower and the real estate agent.


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The poems in Palaver Lava Queen are about Auckland, its geology, history and culture, Pacific undertones. . . . it’s all great stuff, and one imagines Fitchett, a conservationist, working to regenerate bush on her Trust property while her mind is busy with the present and the past. – Jenny Argante, Bay of Plenty Times