Last week, the literary community lost an inspired poet when Sarah Broom succumbed to a long battle with illness. And so I honour Sarah’s memory by mentioning her collection of poetry Tigers at Awhitu (AUP 2010), and a poem from this collection that I first read at the Tuesday Poem hub, posted in December 2012 by Helen Lowe.
And if you are inspired by this poem, you don’t have to look far to find plenty of wonderful reviews of Tigers at Awhitu — such as those by Paula Green (NZ Herald) and Cy Mattews (Landfall Review Online) and at Joanna Preston (NZ Poetry Society).
And please check out the communal birthday poem at Tuesday Poem hub, which is coming to its last stanza tomorrow, when Tim Jones adds the final stanza.
For more Tuesday Poems, go here.