Shape of the Heart

Kevin Ireland


In stock

Categories ,


Shape of the Heart sparkles with poems that take us from brain to heart, sometimes detouring to unexpected places (such as the bellybutton), but most often in a direct and delightful line.

Kevin Ireland’s words pop like seaweed pods, whether he is: honouring friendships – making sourdough bread – grinning at the weather gods – wondering why he slept in – circumnavigating childhood, ageing and death… or just having fun, which he does refreshingly often.

Additional information

Weight 0.9 kg
Dimensions 14 × 21 cm

About the Author

In Kevin Ireland’s 87th year Shape of the Heart is his 26th book of poems. He has also published novels, short stories, memoirs, a book on fishing and another on growing old. Awards include an honorary doctorate, the 2004 Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement and the 2006 A.W. Reed Award for his contribution to New Zealand writing.

Look Inside

To look inside the book, click on the link below:

Shape of the Heart by Kevin Ireland


ISBN: 9780995132962

Pages: 64

Dimensions: 210mm x 140mm

Format: Paperback

Author: Kevin Ireland

Published: 12 May 2020