Nice morning for it, Adam
Winner of the Poetry Category of the 2005 Montana New Zealand Book Awards
Nice morning for it, Adam continues and builds on the achievement of Vincent O'Sullivan's recent highly-regarded collections, Lucky Table and Seeing you Asked. These poems reveal a powerful intellect brought to bear on a world of continual change and curiosity. Stepping deftly through a breathtaking range of voices and forms, this book places poems of wry satirical humour against those of remarkable sweetness. What is offered is a poetry of openness and moving humility, as well as an insight into the peculiar challenges of being human.
'Don't try and bolt through this book in one go. Sit back, relax, take your time and revel in its pleasures.' —Iain Sharp, Sunday Star-Times
'It's the most assured collection of New Zealand poetry I have read in a while, and should be early favourite for poetry book of the year.' —Mark Houlahan, Dominion Post
'The overall impression is of a world of hightened sensuality, of gorgeous, hidden places, all observed with a dry intellectual rigour that is sad and wise and quite wonderful.' —Penny Beider, NZ Herald