The Same As Yes

Author(s): Joan Fleming


The startling poems in this debut collection are both pretty and strange, clear and mysterious. All of the poems are conversations, of sorts: a dancer talks to the floorboards; a dressing gown talks to itself; an old man talks to the radio in his sleep; men and women talk - and talk without talking. Joan Fleming’s empathetic imagination gives voice to the hidden conversations happening beneath our notice. This is a book about communication, connection and the wisdom and beauty of ordinary things.


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Joan Fleming won the Biggs Poetry Prize in 2007, and her work has appeared in Landfall, the Listener, Sport, and The Best of Best New Zealand Poems. She lives and works between Wellington and Golden Bay.

General Fields

  • : 9780864736987
  • : Victoria University Press
  • : Victoria University Press
  • : October 2011
  • : 210x140mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : November 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Joan Fleming
  • : Paperback
  • : 79