Everything’s Something in Place by John Geraets
Everything’s Something in Place publishes a selection from the lifetime’s work of editor, critic and poet John Geraets. It includes influential essays first published in the NZ Listener, Landfall, Poetry NZ, the Journal of NZ Literature, as well as other journals and publications.
It is, as Roger Horrocks says: ‘rich, adventurous writing, with a vibrant sense of language and a wide reaching set of interests (from Zen Buddhism to biography, religion to Language Poetry, Derrida to the history of NZ lit).’
It includes essays on Allen and Wystan Curnow; Kendrick Smithyman; Brasch’s Landfall; meditation and writing; and more general essays on movements within local literature. It also includes generous selections from the writer’s published poetry books.
“There are not too many critical minds on our New Zealand literary landscape that always seem fresh and deserve constantly to be watched. John Geraets is one, and I warmly commend his new writings.” — C.K. Stead
“ This counterpoint of poetry and prose brings us the highpoints of a life’s extraordinary work.” — Roger Horrocks