BLOOD TIES: New and Selected Poems 1963-2016.
Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, Canterbury University Press,
978-1-927145-88-3, $25.00, due February 2017.
‘Blood Ties is a journey through a lifetime that is a parable of settlement, one man’s response to the challenge of living responsibly and with sensitivity to the question of where we are and what we must be. There are strong ancestors throughout, but, at the same time and very distinctively, the urgent sound of this river of poetry is all this fine poet’s own.’