A picture might be worth a thousand words, but Gregory O'Brien has made a name for himself by offering paintings as well as poems in his collections.
The Wellington writer, painter and art curator has called his latest illustrated poetry collection House & Contents.
As the title suggests, there are scattered references throughout the book to earthquakes..
But he invites us outside too, to favourite places throughout Aotearoa and around the world.
Lynn Freeman talks to Gregory about other themes in this collection.
House & Contents by Gregory O'Brien is published by Auckland University Press.