Author(s): Monica Taylor
"Poetry is a condensation or distillation of experience."
So says Monica Taylor, Wellington poet and author of Lookout, an exciting new collection.
"Other viewpoints open up and bring a sense of discovery so that life can never be static or dull. Possibilities are endless."
Possibilities, perspectives, perceptions...the poems in Lookout are essentially concerned with ways of seeing: the world around us, our families, and, ultimately, ourselves.
Along the way, the poet's eye takes in art by Colin McCahon and Don Binney; theatre by Roger Hall; Spanish architecture; a medieval Scottish hospital; and much more.