Author(s): Ingrid Horrocks
This superb collection of poems shows the benefit of ten years gestation. A group of beautiful formal lyrics which recount time spent in Japan is followed by one considering family and ancestry. The major part of the book consists of poems coming from years spent living and studying overseas and then settling back in New Zealand and starting a family. With its broad scope and variety of lyric styles, Mapping the Distance is a landmark book. First published May 2010.
Ingrid Horrocks is one of New Zealand's leading emerging writers, author of a chapbook of poems, Natsukaashi (1998), Travelling With Augusta (2003), an innovative blend of research and personal writing that has also been published in Italian, and a number of short stories. She has a PhD from Princeton University, and lives in Wellington with her husband and twin daughters.