Learning to Lie together is a collection of poems by Diane Brown.
It starts with a possum falling out of a tree in Who makes the first move and finishes with an analysis of a relationship in The maths of happiness.
In between is a selection of poetic reflections on everything from the discovery that in Korean the word for poem means fart to long distant love.
The poems are very personal, but most deal with universal themes. They reveal enough but not too much, they show but don’t tell and all trust the reader to find what s/he will between the lines.
Post 23 in the post a day for New Zealand Book Month challenge.
Over at In A Strange Land Deborah posts on Eel Dreaming by Helen Taylor and Ben Brown.
Oswald Bastable posts on Tararua, the story of a mountain range Chris Maclean.