PETONE BEACH & Other Poems

Author(s): John Davidson

Poetry | Educational Resources

In his sixth collection, John Davidson writes warm, wise poems about encounters with people and situations, both real and imaginary, over many decades, and reflects on some of the issues that life confronts us with.


“Part-poetic journal of everyday encounters, part-imaginary memoir, John Davidson’s sixth collection is anchored in the past, the present and the landscape. We travel around the globe — Sydney, Berlin and Cologne, for instance. We are also immersed in spots closer to home like Caroline Bay and Lower Hutt.


"Impressionistic, imagistic and philosophical immersions flourish wherever Davidson transports us. Tightly framed, sharply musical, the poems often feel akin to paintings, particularly in their ability to have greatest impact after careful study and reflection. Beautiful.” — Siobhan Harvey, NZ Herald.

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  • : 9780947493745
  • : Steele Roberts Aotearoa Ltd
  • : Steele Roberts Aotearoa Ltd
  • : books

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  • : John Davidson
  • : John Davidson