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To graft something is to fix two things together like tree branches or skin to heal or grow something new. The word graft originates from the Old Norse groftr, meaning to dig, and is also linked with the verb grave, an ancient Germanic one also meaning to dig.

The poems in Graft attempt to bring things together – ideas and cultures, people, sometimes to heal. Sometimes ther
Paperback, 79 pages
Published May 2012 by Victoria University Press
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I lost my partner this year to Cancer. I didn't know what I was about to read but I'm glad I did. It was understated yet breath-taking. And it made me feel like I wasn't alone. Thank you for writing this! ...more
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Attending the launch of Graft here in Wellington has surely been one of May's highlights for me. Is there anything better than finding oneself in a crowded bookstore surrounded by joyful, expectant people, a glass of wine in one hand and a volume of poetry in the other? At base writing may be a solitary act, but those words are made possible by — and meant to be shared with — community, a community that grows as time and books pass from one person to the next. It would be impossible not to feel ...more
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I got this book out of the library and am planning to buy it because I enjoyed the poems so much.
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