This week's Tuesday Poem is Sam Hunt's Lines for a New Year from his new collection Knucklebones, and in the post there's an unpublished poem offered by the 2012 recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for poetry called Tell me what. This week's editor is South Island author and poet Helen McKinlay who says:
"Along with his permission to publish 'Lines for a New Year', Sam very generously sent me a new unpublished poem. I was a fan before .... have seen him perform and admired his lack of pretentiousness, amazing memory and wonderful inclusiveness .... and I am even more of a fan now, and finding Knucklebones hard to put down.So many delicious lines. I found it hard to choose any poems let alone just one."
Once you've read Sam's poems at the hub flick into thesidebar of thirty poets to find some real treats written by themselves and others they've selected - including Janet Frame's 'Eater of Crayfish' and 'Banana and the Battered Women's Group' by Johanna Aitchison.
Photo - Brett Phibbs