Amelia Fielden, poet and translator, wrote: “Borrowed Riches is an apt title for this fine collection of 100 short lyrics composed by an experienced and skilful poet. With her deft usage of the traditional Japanese tanka form, Julie Thorndyke presents to the reader a range of thoroughly modern, yet universal, emotions expressed in poetry. The centrality of family, human relationships and love is a recurring motif. There are also descriptive pieces featuring birds and flowers, poems about Julie as an author and editor, introspective writing, romance, and nostalgia. A rich array of tanka indeed. And one which is not without some gentle humour. Bravo!”.
RRP $22.50 Ginninderra Press, 2022. ISBN 978 1 74109 414 9
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