Peter’s poems have an ecstatic sensibility and a vividly personal voice, or voices. He talks about ‘the first person plural’ as a way of describing this approach. Critics of his last collection, Expecting Miracles, praised his sense of the mysterious in the ordinary. In this new collection Peter continues his search for ‘a lost sense of the sacred’ and explores his ‘wanting to be a child again.’ These are poems of recovery and intervention, full of the intoxicating feeling his work evokes.
From previous reviews:
“Poetry of memorable intimacy” – PN Review
“An imaginative opulence” – Landfall
“Strange and magical” – Times Literary Supplement
“Masterfully deep and controlled” – Scoop Review of Books
“Elegant surrealist twists and hard-won wisdom” – Dominion Post