"On sunny mornings when the sun is just rising you can see the Hurunui's dreams, you can see the sky, the sun, the clouds in the water, you can see the world." (Hurunui River)
"Juliet McLachlan is a young poet of depth and surprise. Her ideas arrive on the page with a strong sense of purpose to challenge and delight the reader." -- Kerrin P Sharpe "... imaginative beyond her years. Her lyrical explorative poems show well crafted control of both form and content, as well as a fine feeling for words. A most impressive debut. -- Barry Southam
Juliet McLachlan is a young but already accomplished poet. A Door to the North is a collection of her work written between ages five and eleven. As well as winning prizes in poetry competitions, Juliet has been widely published in the Christchurch Press, New Zealand Poetry Society anthologies, the Canterbury anthology Crest to Crest, the New Zealand Post anthology Leprechaun Ice Cream and, in America, Dancing with the Pen. Juliet enjoys dancing, music, karate, circus skills and debating.