The Earth's Deep Breathing : Garden Poems by New Zealand poets
New Zealanders are lovers of gardens and poetry and this beautiful volume brings these two passions together, in a treasury of 88 moving and arresting poems, chosen by respected anthologist and poet Harvey McQueen and accompanied by outstanding flower imagery. Some of the poets featured in the collection include Lauris Edmond, Jenny Bornholdt, Ursula Bethell, Fleur Adcock, Cilla McQueen, Bernadette Hall, Hone Tuwhare, Albert Wendt, Brian Turner, Janet Frame, Bill Sewell, Allen Curnow, Elizabeth Smither and Karlo Mila. First published November 2007.
Harvey McQueen is well known writer, poet and anthologist. He edited The Penguin Book of New Zealand Verse and is the author of six volumes of his own poetry and This Piece of Earth: A Life in My New Zealand Garden (Awa Press, 2004). In 2002 he was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to education and literature.