Echolocation is a quietly impressive first book of poems. At first what is striking is the orthodoxy of the subject matter a baby in the home and another on the way, daily rhythms and family tales. What linger are the grace and exactness of the writing, and the pleasure of being spoken to about things that really matter by a sane and alert person.
Praise for Echolocation
Like the objects placed before the buyers in Garage Sale Echolocation sets its poems before the reader to pore over in order to find something useful and rare. There are a few instantly devastating lines here that will catch the readers eye, but many of the poems require a purveyor with patience. This is an assured debut for a new and gifted voice in New Zealand poetry.
Andy Armitage LUMIERE READER