These fine, wise poems are acute in observation and sensibility, modest, exacting of the writer as well as the reader, repaying repeated readings. The reader may well have the impression of being in a foreign country and having the good fortune to have hired a particularly knowledgeable guide.
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. . . a wonderful testimony to cultural enrichment, to a life whose vistas have multiplied in contact with the great traditions of Asia. At a time when our own response to refugees . . . is in the spotlight, this is timely volume in more ways than one. – Terry Locke, English in Aotearoa