Gregory O’Brien was in conversation with Kim Hill this morning talking about Michele Leggott’s collection, Heartland (AUP). Michele’s book is a finalist in the Poetry section of The NZ Post Book Awards this year. Kim and Gregory pondered ‘difficulty’ in poetry but mostly uncovered the way Michele’s book opens its arms to the reader. Gregory is a poetry storehouse as he leads you this way and that, towards and away from the poems. Hearing Michele read from one or two was magnificent– the musicality evident, the electric connections multiple, the images resonant, the personal glimpses alluring. You can hear the discussion here.