The digital age of Twitter, flash fiction and sound-bite long interviews may prove a boon for poetry.
Poet Lois Hunter, of Kawau Island, jokes that poetry, which is usually short and easy to read, should appeal to people with short attention spans.
Lois has just published Meanderings, her eighth book of poetry. It follows on from her previous book, When We’re Old, which touched on the themes associated with facing retirement.
“My latest book accepts that retirement is a new phase in a person’s life and looks at what’s out there for retirees and reflects their thoughts and the people they meet.”
Lois says living on Kawau provides the seclusion to write and some of the poems in her latest book were inspired by, or at least reflect, Kawau, Warkworth and the district.
Meanderings is available from the Matakana Village Books and online at Amazon.