Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Who says people don’t read poetry anymore? During the past
several months, all my girlfriends have been reading the same collection of
poetry. Now, these are twentysomethings who barely read any of the books I
send them—let alone poetry—and they don’t buy books regularly. So it meant
something when all these young women were raving about Rupi Kaur’s MILK AND
HONEY. When I finally decided to pick up this extraordinary collection of
poems, I immediately understood why everyone is so obsessed. READ MORE