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Salt River Songs is Sam Hunt’s latest collection of poems, written over the last few years in his house that sits amongst a grove of totara trees on the Arapaoa, one of the five main salt rivers of the Kaipara Harbour.
When I was a kid, I was always up some tree. I had a particular
tree hut, in the last pine down the section to the sea –
I made poems up there. I could, I remember,
hear the poems before I knew them.
Today, I’m 70. Nothing’s changed.
As always, his unflinchingly honest, elegiac and moving poems roam around familiar themes of family, friends and lovers, and the challenges of ageing and mortality.
Salt River Songs will also have an introduction from writer and journalist Colin Hogg, an old friend of Sam’s and, appropriately, will be published to mark Sam’s 70th birthday.
|Size:||200 x 125 mm|