A Year On The Kapiti Line & Other Poems

A Year On The Kapiti Line & Other Poems


Jane Graham George

ISBN: 9781945063060

Pages: 66

Publication Date: September 2016

Typeface: Centaur MT Pro

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Jane Graham George writes of the natural world—flowers, dunes, paddocks, oceans and lakes—and the creatures that populate this world and inspire us with their song, color and, in some cases, eccentricity She writes, too, of earthquakes and peace (and its opposite), of destruction both natural and man-made. This collection also includes poems based on her experiences traveling via train daily to Wellington on the Kapiti Line for over a year, the people she observed, the renegade sheep and mist outside the windows, and the altered states train travel can foster.

Jane Graham George has been delighting Kapiti Coast poetry lovers at open mic sessions for over six years. Her wry and affectionate take on new Zealand life is encapsulated in these thoughtful, tight and accessible poems. Her moving poems of the New Zealand landscape and nature could not have been written anywhere but in this country by a poet who has become a welcome asset to the poetry life in her adopted community.
— Gill Ward, award-winning New Zealand author of Poetic Explanations (Kupu Press, 2011) and organizer of Kapiti poetry café event ‘Poets to the People’

Jane Graham George was born in 1951 in Fort Benning, Georgia. She earned a B.A. in English from the University of Minnesota and an M.A. in English from UCLA and later a Master's in Library Science from Dominican University/St. Catherine University. Her book Aotearoa: New Zealand Poems was published by Red Dragonfly Press in 1999, and her poems have appeared elsewhere in Poetry AustraliaWords Before ThatSpirit HorseThe Aurorean, and County Lines: 87 Minnesota Counties, 130 Minnesota Poets. She has lived in California and Minnesota, and currently lives in New Zealand.