Violinist In Spring, The
The first collection by one of New Zealands most promising young poets.
Anna Smaills poems are the result of a deep and patient meditation and have been, as it were, truly lived through, so they ring true. Bernadette Hall
There is a rhythmic confidence, a musicality about her use of cadence and syntax, which makes her poems stick on the page; and there is a way in which quite idiosyncratic unfoldings of clauses and phrases seem entirely effortless and quite inevitable.