Shaken Down 6.3
Jeffrey Paparoa Holman
148 x 210mm, Colour photographs
Jeffrey Paparoa Holman's new collection was inspired by the recent Christchurch earthquakes.
Each poem in Shaken Down 6.3 is matched with a photograph taken by the author, and the volume includes an essay reflecting on the role of art in mitigating the human experience of events such as natural disasters.
'Holman speaks the truth with a raw, sometimes harrowing clarity.' Hamesh Wyatt, Otago Daily Times
Jeffrey Paparoa Holman is an acclaimed poet, historian and teacher. His first major collection, As Big as a Father, was shortlisted in the 2003 Montana New Zealand Book Awards, and his next, The Late Great Blackball Bridge Sonnets, was warmly received by reviewers and readers alike.Jeffrey's most recent work of history is Best of Both Worlds: The Story of Elsdon Best and Tutakangahau (Penguin 2010).He was recently the 2011 Writer in Residence at the University of Waikato, Hamilton.He lives in Christchurch and is a senior adjunct fellow in the School of Humanities at the University of Canterbury.