Bridget Auchmuty


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“The work of a poet who knows how important people and places are… I kept thinking, too, about life’s voyagings. I found the whole very affecting — touching, tender, rueful at times… And all the more impressive for being unsentimental.”
— Brian Turner

We are unmoored by circumstances that set us adrift from our normal lives into unknown waters. The poems in this debut collection range from the luxury of certainty, through the loss of a partner, to establishing a new life in a different part of the country.

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Weight 0.9 kg
Dimensions 16 × 23.5 cm

About the Author

Bridget Auchmuty was born in Britain in 1951, came to New Zealand to visit her sister, and never went home. She spent more than thirty years in the Nelson region, where she and her partner lived on ten acres in the Motueka Valley. After his death, she shifted to the Ida Valley in Central Otago, where she lives in a yurt. The core of this collection formed one component of the author’s Master’s degree in Creative Writing at Massey University, and several of the poems have appeared in prominent poetry journals.

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Unmooring by Bridget Auchmuty


ISBN: 9780995132917

Pages: 88

Dimensions: 235mm x 160mm

Format: Paperback

Author: Bridget Auchmuty

Published: 1 October 2020