Tuesday Poem: i.m. Sarah Broom

Sarah BroomLast 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. 

Tigers-at-Awhitu-PD-1“All my life” is a remarkable poem — subtle and strong in language; brave and surprising in its observations. Please check out this poem at the Tuesday Poem hub – it’s worth reading several times.

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).  

You can also find a loving and warm tribute to Sarah Broom by Jack Ross at his blog today. Memorial services are tomorrow — details here

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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.

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One Response to Tuesday Poem: i.m. Sarah Broom

  1. Helen Lowe says:

    Thanks for sharing your tribute to Sarah, Michelle. She definitely leaves a gap.

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