21 Nov 2021

Canterbury writer Joanna Preston's eclectic collection

From Standing Room Only, 2:39 pm on 21 November 2021
Joanna Preston

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A poem told through the eyes, or keys, of an abandoned piano...   fallen angels... forgotten women... and an astronaut - all feature in Cantabrian Joanna Preston's second poetry collection, tumble.

She uses a variety of poetic techniques, from traditional short forms to expansive free verse.

Joanna's first collection The Summer King won two prizes - the inaugural Kathleen Grattan Award for Poetry and the 2010 Mary Gilmore Award.

She's also a busy editor of poetry anthologies and magazines.

Before talking to Lynn Freeman, Joanna reads a poem from her new collection.

tumble by Joanna Preston is published by Otago University Press.