To the Moon, In Seven Easy Steps by Scott Hamilton
Auckland Ph. D. student Scott Hamilton’s first book of poetry inhabits the twilight zone between fact and fantasy, prose and poetry. For Hamilton, writing is a game, a joke, a puzzle, a protest, and a quest – sometimes all at the same time.
Scott Hamilton’s heroes, like W.H. Auden’s ‘helmeted airman’, are forever setting out on some doomed quest…Scott delves into the mythopoetic past of New Zealand, showing that this past is alive and shared. — Jack Ross
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