Author(s): Heidi North
Heidi’s second collection of poetry speaks of the beautiful and the ugly in a single breath, and out of enormity creates small parcels of light.
We are tiny beneath the light charts the end of a marriage and the tumble of tiny moments that make up a life under stress, including the unexpected discoveries that can still bring joy – watching a child fly a blue kite or weaving words to make sense of sorrow. Heidi’s second collection manages to speak of the beautiful and the ugly in a single breath, and out of enormity creates small parcels of light.
Heidi North’s first collection was The Possibility of Flight. She’s won awards for both her poems and short stories, including an international Irish prize, and has been published in anthologies and magazines here and overseas. Heidi was New Zealand fellow in the Shanghai International Writers Programme in 2016. She was awarded the Hachette/ NZSA mentorship to work on her first novel. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Auckland.