Leaving the Red Zone: Poems From the Canterbury Earthquakes
|Author:||edited by James Norcliffe and Joanna Preston|
More than 400,000 people
More than 14,000 earthquakes
People talked about quake brain, but the
Canterbury earthquakes, despite or because
of this, generated amazing bursts of creativity:
music, dance, astonishing street art; and poetry.
Leaving the Red Zone is a rich and wide-ranging
collection showcasing much of the best poetry:
from 87 poets.
Here are sorrow, resignation, defiance,
stoicism, humour black and wry,
and everything in between.
Other books will tell of the earthquakes from the
point of view of the geologist, the seismologist,
the historian, or photographer; Leaving the Red
Zone tells of the Canterbury earthquakes from
the point of view of the human heart.