Storms Will Tell: Selected Poems

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Frame (1924-2004) was one of New Zealand's foremost modern writers, best-known for her prizewinning novels and for the three-volume autobiography later adapted by Jane Campion into her film An Angel at My Table. These poems illustrate the shape of the poet's life: her childhood and later years in mental hospitals blighted by misdiagnosis of schizophrenia; her travels around the world; her life as a writer and return to New Zealand; growing older and facing illness and death. There are love poems, meditations on mortality, flashes of humor and startling imagery. And always she celebrates the power of the human imagination.

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Janet Frame was born in Dunedin in 1924. As well as her poetry, she published eleven novels, five collections of stories, a children's book and a three-volume autobiography (adapted by Jane Campion into her film An Angel at My Table). Her posthumous second collection The Goose Bath was published in New Zealand in 2006. It won the prize for best book of poetry at the annual (Montana) New Zealand Book Awards in 2007.2008 sees the publication of Storms Will Tell: Selected Poems from Bloodaxe, and from Virago, the first UK publication of Towards Another Summer, a previously unpublished short novel, written in London in 1963, and first published in New Zealand in 2007, as well as a new edition of An Angel at My Table.Janet Frame won numerous literary awards at home and abroad, was made a CBE in 1983 for services to literature, and received New Zealand's highest civil honour in 1990 when she was made a Member of the Order of New Zealand. In 2003 she was among the inaugural recipients of the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement, was named an Arts Foundation of New Zealand Icon Artist, and was a contender for the Nobel Prize for Literature. She died in 2004.

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'She has shown, so quietly, a mastery of the English language which dazzles one beyond ordinary praise' - Naomi Mitchison'There is a range of forms...There is even greater richness of content and image. Like the compass she writes of, Frame's is a sensibility which seeks to taste "every drop of distance". It would be hard to find a more fecund sense of the natural world in any recent writer' - Bill Manhire'Everything she presents is illuminated and thrown into sharp focus by the limpid clarity of a highly individual vision; she can be detached and passionate at the same time' - Fleur Adcock

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