LOST & SOMEWHERE ELSE: JENNY BORNHOLDT
Poet and anthologist Jenny Bornholdt is one of NZ’s finest poets, known for illuminating the experience of the everyday through delicate and moving wordplay. Her latest collection Lost and Somewhere Else was crafted away from her Wellington home in Central Otago and finds her writing on deer, loss, and of things mundane and existential: “Where do I stand?/Usually/in the little square of sunlight/by the back door.” That same sensibility is evident in nine other volumes, including the award-winning Rocky Shore, and her poems have adorned ceramics, paintings, and a house. She has also written two children’s books – The Longest Breakfast and A Book is a Book. She talks about her work with Dan Salmon.