This Change in the Light: A collection of poems
Poetry, RHNZ Godwit, 2016
A superb collection of poetry from one of New Zealand’s top writers.
Fiona Kidman’s exquisite and adroit poetry invites the reader into her life, introducing us to her family, friends and places she has loved. In turn, it touches our own experiences, offering universal relevance and insight.
What the critics said:
‘These are terrific . . . nuances of detail, flickers of humour . . . little shards of story . . . a touching final poem . . . terrifically strong poetry.’ — Listen to the review by Harry Ricketts on RNZ, Nine to Noon 20/04/2016
‘The collection covers The Big Things: the arrival of grandchildren, immigration to a new country, a friend dying, [the] wedding. “Shelter with me”deserves to become the default poem to be read at New Zealand weddings…..This brief account merely scratches the surface of a mosaic of poems whose impact is out of all proportion to the size of the book in which they appear.’ — Paul Little, May 2016, North & South
‘She creates vivid images, scenes, and characters in her poetry, allowing the reader a visual way into the subject.’ Read the review by Matthias Metzler on Booksellers NZ