NZ Post Book Award for Poetry 2012: Rhian Gallagher and “Shift”
On Wednesday, I was absolutely delighted to learn that my friend and fellow poet Rhian Gallagher had won the NZ Post Book Award for Poetry 2012 for her collection Shift, published in 2011 by Auckland University Press.
You can read the official announcement for all the winners on the BooksellersNZ site, here:
And here’s what the citation said:
“The poems offer elegance, mysteriousness, musical harmonies, satisfying quietness and subtle emotions. Sounds and themes stitch the collection with an assured and unifying touch. You fall upon little autobiographical traces in the shadows, traces that are both moving and intense.”
Way to go Rhian!
For more re Shift, Rhian, and her work, check out the following links on my blog:
- Tuesday Poem: “Windowpane” by Rhian Gallagher, October 24 2011
- Tuesday Poem: “Between” by Rhian Gallagher, June 29, 2010
- “Feeling for Daylight: The Photographs of Jack Adamson” (by Rhian Gallagher). July 10, 2010