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Helen Rickerby

Author of How to Live

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About the Author

Helen Rickerby is a writer, editor and publisher. She has published three previous poetry collections, most recently Cinema (Makaro Press, 2014), and her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Essential New Zealand Poems: Facing the Empty Page (Godwit, 2012). Rickerby was show more co-managing editor of literary journal JAAM from 2005-15 and single-handedly runs Seraph Press, a boutique but increasingly significant publisher of New Zealand poetry. show less

Works by Helen Rickerby

How to Live (2019) 7 copies
My Iron Spine: Poems (2008) 5 copies
Cinema (2014) 2 copies
Heading north (2010) 1 copy

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Wellington poet Helen Rickerby just keeps getting better. Her best work is moving, funny, and thought-provoking without being “difficult” – and Cinema is full of her best work. This collection is all directly or indirectly about the silver screen. It includes poems about the art-form itself, poems about the effect cinema has had on the poet’s life, and a series of poems about the lives of Helen’s friends as if directed by various famous directors. (I’m still hoping for one about my life as directed by a tag-team of Sofia Coppola and David Lean.) Great stuff!… (more)
 
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