Rhian Gallagher

Author: Rhian Gallagher
Format: Paperback, Ebook
Pages: 80
Published: September 2011
Availability: Out of stock/print
Specs: 21.0cm x 14.8cm
ISBN: 9781869404871

Available in Ebook

According to Bill Manhire, Rhian Gallagher is one of the quiet, astonishing secrets of New Zealand writing. Her collection Shift encompasses a departure from London, where she lived for eighteen years, and a return to the pines and paddocks of the South Island. Here in vivid, evocative poems, she explores memories of the country she left, a love she gathered and the home-coming she found. Meditative, at times urgent, this collection will earn Rhian Gallagher a well-deserved place in the New Zealand poetic landscape.


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Awards and Nominations

Winner – 2012 New Zealand Post Book Award, Poetry – Shift, Rhian Gallagher



Shift is a revelation. This is a chance to see how deep simplicity on a life reflected upon can go. Very deep, it turns out. – Hamesh Wyatt, Otago Daily Times

Gallagher’s pomes are remarkable easy reading for poet and non-poet alike. Gallagher’s poems are down-to-earth, accessible and often deeply moving. – Karalyn Joyce, Timaru Herald

It’s a great story and it’s fine poetry. – Terry Locke, English in Aotearoa