One Shapely Thing: Poems and Journals

Dinah Hawken's new book is a bold and innovative extension of her previous work. At its heart is a collection of superb new poems. To them, Dinah Hawken has added two prose journals: the first covering the month immediately after 9/11 when she remained in Wellington while her husband traveled to work at the UN in New York; the second when they were together in Geneva in early 2002 as the US response took shape. The result is to demonstrate much more clearly how her poetry is drawn from her life in both a public and global sense, and to draw together in fascinating new ways her characteristic themes of personal responsibility and social justice, and of living in and with Nature.