Elizabeth Smither was born in New Plymouth in 1941. She has worked as a librarian and journalist and still lives in New Zealand. This poem appears in A Cortege of daughters, published as No 7 of the Cloudforms series, (available from Cloud, 48 Biddlestone Road, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5SL), at pounds 6.95 post-free.
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