William Direen - Seasons Poetry Book (South Indies, 2022)
"The poetry diary Seasons by William Direen spans a year on a strath an hour’s drive from Dunedin in Otago, New Zealand. It is written with a poet’s eye for landscape and a musician’s ear for the sound events of the region as it endures drought, flood, extreme frosts and snow-bound winters. It is in three parts and runs from autumn to autumn. It blends observations of the local rural community with personal micronarrative.
Begun in 2013, an extract in-progress appeared in the NZ magazine Landfall in 2016. Each copy has a unique download code for each purchaser, offering the text combined with music by six NZ musicians, in three separate compositional sequences (18mins, 14m10s and 14m30s respectively) from the online source Bandcamp."