Nearest and Dearest

Mary Cresswell


Poems full of satire and humour.

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Mary has always lived and flourished within the wackier fringe of word people — philosophers, linguists, historians, literature professors, writers — who have given her an acute and often painful appreciation of the absurd.

This collection represents her love of parody and satire, as well as her roots in American and English poetry.

About the author

Mary Cresswell works with words and relaxes with words. Her ‘serious’ poetry, which often addresses itself to memory and loss, is widely published in the United States and New Zealand. She came to New Zealand from Los Angeles in 1970 and, as an editor of science publications, has been in the Wellington workforce ever since.

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Dimensions 148 × 210 mm