After a short break under lockdown, local publishing is forging ahead. Dunedin poet, novelist and writing teacher Diane Brown has fused prose and verse to tell a new story in free narrative verse. The collection of poetry is titled Every now and then I have another child.
In it she imagines a newborn baby who might or might not be hers but she takes responsibility for the little girl. Sometimes the baby speaks directly to us in an unnervingly knowing way. Amidst the other characters in this world is a doppelganger.
Every now and then I have another child is published by Otago University Press.