Over the last few months we have been pleased to receive positive reviews of Kiri Piahana-Wong’s debut poetry collection night swimming from a variety of media around New Zealand. Here is a selection!

Hamesh Wyatt in The Otago Daily Times: “Night swimming is full of brilliant moments that give a new sense of understanding. A reader will find the gold very easily in this little collection in which she gives voice to her Maori, Chinese and English ancestry.”

Siobhan Harvey in Beattie’s Book Blog: “Night swimming is a collection abundant with striking imagery and imagination. It marks a promising debut by an author carving out her own distinctive themes and ideas.”

Sarah Dunn in The Nelson Mail: “It’s a reflective collection, full of gentle currents that swirl and twist.”

Vaughan Rapatahana in The Landfall Review Online: “A near-perfect 9.5 leap from the high board.” [re the poem ‘I miss you like’]

Click on the publication names to check out the full reviews!