Last of the Halcyon Days

Julie Ryan


An earlier draft of this book won the 2014 International Writers’ Workshop Kathleen Grattan prize for a sequence of poems. Award judge Janet Charman said that the poems jumped out at her as “intellectually chewy; fascinating; astutely and provocatively nutty; overall an entirely rewarding read.”

“Last of the Halcyon Days is so well pointed that, unless you were told otherwise, you would not know this was the poet’s first collection. It’s the work of a very capable poet.” – Nicholas Reid

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About the author

Julie Ryan’s poems distil encounters with places, people and the natural world, seasoned with humour and love. Julie’s late husband Frank was mayor of Mt Albert, and her book reflects their lives together there and in the north of New Zealand, with forays to other parts of the world.

Additional information

Dimensions 148 × 210 mm