CONTENTS Introduction 9 THE FOUNDATION STONES Jessie Mackay 21 Blanche Baughan 41 Eileen Duggan 53 THE HOUSE The study 68 The mirror 80 The hallway 111 The shoe closet 134 The kitchen 161 The lounge 177 The music room 189 The airing cupboard 213 The nursery 254 The hearth 285 The sickbed 307 The mantelpiece 330 The love nest 346 THROUGH THE DOOR The garden 364 The hammock 387 The countryside 410 The city 424 The sky 436 Afterword 460 Biographies 462 Notes 494 Bibliography 536 Acknowledgements 554 About the author 556 Index 557
Paula Green MNZM is a poet, reviewer, anthologist, childrens author, book-award judge and blogger. She has published eight poetry collections, including several for children. In 2017, Paula was admitted to the New Zealand Order of Merit for Services to Poetry and Literature and she was also a recipient of the coveted Prime Ministers Award for Literary Achievement. Co-written with Harry Ricketts, her book 99 Ways into New Zealand Poetry was short-listed for the 2010 NZ Post Book Awards. She runs two blogs: NZ Poetry Box and NZ Poetry Shelf. She edited the much lauded A Treasury of New Zealand Poems for Children (Random House). The Letterbox Cat and Other Poems (Scholastic) won Childrens Choice at the 2015 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.