CUP is delighted to see that Frankie McMillan’s collection of poetry There are no horses in heaven is continuing to receive excellent reviews and is popping up in those ‘favourite books of the year’ lists.
The latest, on NZ Poetry Shelf: literary editor David Eggleton selects four poetry collections he’s ‘enjoyed musing over’ – and that includes Frankie’s, which he says ‘contains a multitude of poems rife with the storyteller’s art’. His final comment: ‘We need more such terrific poems’.
Congratulations to Frankie, who this year also won the 2015 National Flash Fiction Day First Prize. Frankie was co-recipient of the Ursula Bethell residency for creative writing at UC in 2014.
Listen out to Kim Hill on RNZ, Saturday 19 December, for Greg O’Brien’s pick of best poetry books of 2015 …