The Lark Quartet

Elizabeth Smither

Format: Paperback, Ebook
Pages: 68
Published: December 2000
Specs: 21.0cm x 13.4cm
ISBN: 9781869402167

Available in Ebook

Elizabeth Smither, one of New Zealand’s most distinguished poets, has perfected a distinctive and elegant style in such a way that it is easy to take the real quality of her poems for granted. But this is among her best collections, moving through a range of attentions – friends, gardens, works of art – with great charm and an unexpected and quirky wit. 


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Awards and Nominations

Winner – 2000 Montana Book Award for Poetry – The Lark Quartet, Elizabeth Smither



There is much pleasure and celebration to be found here – good friends, great desserts, joyous pregnancies. But the overall register is bittersweet. The Lark Quartet is a collection of hymns to those perfect, true notes that cannot hang in the air for long. – Kate Camp, Evening Post