13 February 2012
Tuesday Poem: 'Strangers on a Tram' by Fleur Adcock
(If you can't view the video, which should be embedded above, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfFFUilx2EI)
Fleur Adcock was one of the first New Zealand woman poets I discovered. And, what's more, she was even from Wellington! (Sort of - she'd already left the country by then.) I remember getting out those slim hard-back books of hers out of the school library, reading and re-reading. Reading lines like 'poetry is the most important thing', and being totally inspired.
The poem above is a new one to me - it's from a new collection, Dragon Talk, which was published last year. I'll have to go track it down.