Jack Ross, ed.: Poetry NZ Yearbook 2 [Issue #50] (November 2015)
Books and Magazines in brief:
Pat White. Fracking & Hawk. ISBN 978-0-473-32636-4. Aotearoa New Zealand: Frontiers Press, 2015. RRP $25. 79 pp.
Pat White: Fracking & Hawk (2015)
Like Richard Reeve, Pat White is a passionate environmentalist. In this, his ninth collection of poems to date, he sets out to interrogate the deeper sense of unease he now feels about our relationship to the natural world. It’s important to note, however, that:
publication of Fracking & Hawk is intended to help a specific cause. After discussions with the principal of Mackenzie College, Fairlie, a Creative Writing prize has been set up at the College. Pat and Catherine have provided a trophy, and guaranteed the prize money for the next five years ... The sale of Fracking & Hawk will assist them with funding the award, and you can help by buying the book. [https://waitingroompoems.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/fracking-hawk/]This is, I think, a very worthwhile project, and I urge all of you to contribute to this award by buying Pat’s excellent book. It won’t disappoint you in any way.
Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2 [Issue #50]. ISSN 0114-5770 (2014): 273.
Poetry NZ Yearbook 2 (2015)