The Happiness of Rain

Jan Hutchison


Awake beneath the skyscape of the crumpled
blue bedspread, I reach for your hand.

Curled up in the o of now, we shake between
before and after …

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The Happiness of Rain is the third collection of poems from Jan Hutchison, following on from The Long Sleep is Over and Days Among Trees. This book features works such as The coming of the Matariki, which won first place in the Bravado International Poetry Competition in 2006, and Early in the story: Katherine Mansfield, drawing on Mansfield’s personal letters.

About the author

Jan Hutchison lives in Christchurch with her husband Hamish. Born in Petone, she has worked in the Justice Department and as a librarian in Wellington, Dunedin and Nelson. In 2011 Jan won first prize in the Takahe International Poetry Competition. Her most recent volume of poetry is Kinds of Hunger.

Additional information

Dimensions 148 × 5 × 210 mm

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