Gregory Brimblecombe writes: "I live
in New Zealand. I am a landscape gardener and I do volunteer work at two
second-hand bookshops in Auckland.
I have produced 3 desktop published booklets
with varying success. The last one "Quilted Muse" was reviewed in 2/2000
copy of Craccum. The highlight of my performing work so far was at a speakers
corner coalition in Aotea square prior to the 1999 general election, reading
a political piece to about 300 people over a loud hailer on a Saturday
I am single and have been writing poetry
for ten years. Here are some poems that have not appeared in any published
Reading these poems was a marvellously
refreshing experience. The language is beautiful, the sense of observation
acute. Moreover the poems themselves, as selected and presented by Gregory
dovetail and echo each other in ways that remind me of a Binny painting.
Keep your eye out for the hint of a familiar contour here, it may evoke
a haunting shape later. Some of these verses would stand out in any company,
all of them are among the best I've read this season.