Elemental: Central Otago Poems
"A very special book for everyone who loves those two rugged New Zealand icons- Poet Brian Turner and the Central Otago he so loves and defends. For much of his distinguished career Turner has been a lucid and lyrical interpreter of this special part of New Zealand. About half of this collection of over 100 poems have been previously published the other half are new. The book has an introduction written by the author, and the poems are grouped into four sections Earth, Fire, Water and Wind; hence the title Elemental. Turner's evocative, affecting poems are accompanied by photographs by the well-known Central Otago photographer Gilbert van Reenen. Elemental'does for poetry what 3D glasses do for the movies..' - Emma Neale"
Brian Turner is a former Te Mata Poet Laureate and one of this country's best loved poets. An ardent and accomplished sportsman, conservationist and champion of our wild places,he was awaded a Honorary Doctorate by the Unversity of Otago in 2011. He is the author of several books and lives in the Ida Valley.