Mirror World

Nicholas Reid


Nicholas Reid’s stunning second poetry collection.

“Reid … is the opposite of a hard-bitten poet, for all his Larkinian disillusionment with the world and its ways. Scratch him and you’ll find a Wordsworth, pondering ‘thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears’. I mean that as high praise.”
— Jack Ross, Poetry New Zealand

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“It’s not all right until it’s finished
until each line swishes & clicks
like a well-coupled train, until
the margins are even and it sits
on the page like a brick, ready
to crack your thin skull by mass
and effrontery, wrapped in the
soft silk stocking that is words.”

A collection of poems that ponder everything from history and Auckland weather, to absence and antique books.

“Scintillating and roving, this is a rich, refreshing read.” – Siobhan Harvey, NZ Herald

About the author

Nicholas Reid is an Auckland teacher, historian and prolific book reviewer. Mirror World is his second collection of poems, following his début volume The Little Enemy (Steele Roberts, 2011).

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