Palaver Lava Queen
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.
More about Sue Fitchett
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