Travellers report that there is a bird in America whose body is so luminous that we may read by the light it emits – Gentlemen’s Magazine (1747)
How far would you travel to find that bird? What would you do if you found it? If you got lost, would you know your way home? Would you retrace your steps, or forge ahead and build anew, by birdlight?
By Birdlight celebrates dreams of discovery. Here are poems about hope, endeavour, invention, migration, conflict, upheaval, loss, findings, change and courage.
A collection of poems remarkable for their inventiveness, grace and range of reference” – Fiona Farrell, NZ Listener (online) December 2011