Best New Zealand Poems 2002

Edited and introduced by Elizabeth Smither

2002 was a year many wished to see end. In her editorial for the Fall issue of Harvard Review Christina Thompson wrote: ‘Interestingly, however, we seem to have entered a period in which the timeless (love & death; war & peace) has become topical; or maybe it’s the other way around, and what passes for current events endures so long it begins to seem eternal’. Certainly 2003 will not escape the effects of its predecessor. Read on >