Author(s): Jane Arthur
Craven is an exceptional debut: Jane Arthur delights, unnerves and challenges in poems that circle both the everyday and the ineffable - piano practice, past lives, being forced onto dancefloors. This is a smart and disarming collection that traces the ever-changing forms of light and dark in our lives, and how our eyes adjust, despite ourselves, as we go along.
Longlisted for the Ockham NZ Book Awards (Mary and Peter Biggs Award for Poetry 2020)
Winner of the 2020 Jessie Mackay Prize for Poetry (MitoQ Best First Book Award) at the Ockham NZ Book Awards