Jenny Bornholdt

Rocky Shore, The

ISBN: 9780864735805
$25.00

Winner of the Montana New Zealand Book Award for Poetry 2009

The six long poems which make up The Rocky Shore were written over the course of six years. Together, they are as much autobiographical essay as long poem, and Jenny Bornholdt's most significant achievement to date.

Click here to read "A Long Way from Home" one of the poems from The Rocky Shore

Praise for The Rocky Shore

Named one of THE LISTENER'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2008
These gentle poems lull us with a conversational style that often catalogues the quotidian and the apparently inconsequential. Yet there’s a way in which the casual, chatty, journal-like sections work to disarm the reader deliberately. They heighten both the cruel invasions of crisis and loss and the sweet bursts of insight that suddenly surge forward from the page, carried on bright image or extended metaphor. These six long poems “climb on down” under the surface of things to touch the wellsprings of feeling and memory.

Named one of Lumière Reader's "Books that Mattered in 2008"
With its exquisite Sarah Maxey cover and six bravely rangy poems, written over the last six years, Jenny Bornholdt’s latest book is a treasure. Her ability to level the domestic and the literary without sacrificing the importance of either is abundantly evident here.
Amy Brown

She invests her world with just the right amount of wonder.
Tom Weston PRESS

You gradually become aware of the craft that has gone into individual poems and how skilful the architecture of the book as a whole is, in its pacing and poignant pauses and repeated motifs. Bornholdt is, in short, a first-rate writer.
Iain Sharp SUNDAY STAR-TIMES

The banal is juxtaposed against the significant, which is what makes the latter stand out, but also makes it stand in.
It’s also like something out of the Jerry Seinfeld school of sitcom; something about nothing, but which is always sneakily about something quite important. In these poems, the general plethora and minutia of life is posited against the grim singularity of death.

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