As the title implies, the 36 entries in this book have never been sung. There are no tunes that will automatically cue up in your head on reading a particular line, phrase or title.
- NZ Books, December 2001.
Mahinarangi Tocker's lyrical poems (without melody) are about the human spirit seeking "a truth" and about the truth we find in our exchanges with each other.
- JAAM 16, October 2001.
...her language is clear and fresh, and when read-out loud, her verses fully release their gentle swing.
- Rip It Up, April/May 2001.
Street Women Press of Palmerston North have published a book of poetry by Paula Harris called sign language and I'm recommending it to you.
- JAAM 12, Nov 1999.
POETRY is about rhythm. If it doesn't sound right when read aloud, something is probably wrong...
- Evening Standard, 12 Feb 1999.
Sign Language (Street Women Press, $14.95) by Palmerston North-based poet Paula Harris tackles some unexpected subject matter for a New Zealand book of verse. Early last year Harris lived in rural North Carolina. Her new poems, she says, "look at my experience as a white woman with a shaved head, a pierced navel, the wrong clothes, an accent and no religious beliefs living with an Afro-American in a conservative, Christian, racially segregated small town in the South". If you have trouble finding Sign Language in your local bookshop, try contacting the press directly...
- Sunday Star Times, 1 Feb 1999.
PALMERSTON North-based poet Paula Harris' second collection of poetry, sign language, will be released on Monday.
- Evening Standard, 27 Nov 1998.
Paula Harris's poetry could best be described as lyrical. Many of the works in woman, phenomemally seem made for music....
- JAAM 10, May 1998.
The Dominion's Paperbacks
Woman, phenomenally (Street Women Press, $14.95), Paula Harris's first solo collection, explores female sexuality and the tension between passion and freedom.
- The Dominion, 20 Dec 1997.
LEE MATTHEWS talks to Paula Harris about women phenomenally, and her first 24 years' journey through life.
- Evening Standard, 8 Nov 1997.
Quote Unquote's pick of the latest releases
In their February '97 issue, Quote Unquote featured Sweet Clarity in their "pick of the latest releases" section.
- Quote Unquote, Feb 1997.
PAULA Harris and Philippa Elphick are StreetWomen - two Palmerston North poets who together have produced a collection of their poems in a book under the title "Sweet Clarity"...
- The Tribune, 19 Jan 1997.
TWO Palmerston North poets are trying to take poetry back to the street in their first collection of poems published last month...
- Evening Standard, 3 Jan 1997.