The Nature of Things: Poems from the New Zealand Landscape

Craig Potton

The Nature of Things: Poems from the New Zealand Landscape


The Nature of Things is a celebration of the relationship between poetry and the New Zealand landscape.  It matches a wide range of poems, that in some way evoke or describe our landscape, with images from the pre-emininent New Zealand photographer Craig Potton. The poems have been selected and the introduction written by James Brown, one of New Zealand's leading contemporary poets.

The Nature of Things includes work from many of the central figures of New Zealand poetry, both historical and contemporary, to create a hugely appealing, accessible and original anthology of New Zealand poetry.

Poets include James K. Baxter, Ursula Bethell, Jenny Bornholdt, Charles Brasch, Alistair Te Ariki Campbell, Meg Campbell, Glenn Colquoun, Allen Curnow, Ruth Dallas, John Dickson, Maurice Duggan, Lauris Edmond, A.R.D. Fairburn, Janet Frame, Rhian Gallagher, Denis Glover, Dinah Hawken, Sam Hunt, Kevin Ireland, Michael Jackson, Andrew Johnston, Iain Lonie, Bill Manhire, Fionnaigh McKenzie, Cilla McQueen, Stephanie de Montalk, John Newton, Gregory O'Brien, Naomi O'Connor, Chris Orsman, Vincent O'Sullivan, Kerry Popplewell, Elizabeth Smither, Kendrick Smithyman, Brian Turner, Hone Tuwhare ad Ian Wedde.