Author(s): Michele Leggott
Thirty years of selected poems by the inaugural New Zealand Poet Laureate. Mezzaluna gathers work from critically acclaimed poet Michele Leggott's nine collections, from Like This? (1988) to Vanishing Points (2017). In complex lyrics, sampling thought and song, voice and vision, Leggott creates lush textured soundscapes. Her poetry covers a wide range of topics rich in details of her New Zealand life, full of history and family, lights and mirrors, the real and the surreal. Michele Leggott writes with tenderness and courage about the paradoxes of losing her sight and remaking the world in words. Mezzaluna brings together in one volume the work of this major New Zealand poet.