At 80, Peter Bland's new collection celebrates what he calls 'the extraordinary in the ordinary'. There's a remarkable imaginative zest in this new work that follows on from his highly popular Breath Dances.
'There's a remarkable consistency of voice and vision in Bland's work, and he remains the congenial, wry, and perceptive companion he has always been.' -- Hugh Roberts, New Zealand Books 'Bland's intimate knowledge of the theatre has left its mark on his poetry with its unerring instinct for timing, voice, and colloquial idiom.' -- Peter Simpson, Poetry New Zealand '...observant, ironic, forgiving ... with a wonderful surrealist streak ...' -- Nicholas Reid, Reid's Reader 'The very essence of Bland's poetry is the way a contemporary voice and a modern concern with the itinerant mind are clearly communicated. -- Bernard Gadd, World Literature Today