Lois E Hunter is a New Zealand poet, whose ancestors arrived in Christchurch, New Zealand, five generations ago from both Ireland and Cornwall. She grew up in Point Chevalier, Auckland, and has been writing and publishing her poetry for the past thirty years.
Now retired, she has accepted her age. She cant go back, only forward, and the time is approaching where shes aware she needs to leave her home of seventeen years and select her forever home.
As she moves further and further out from her existing home, her poems follow the paths she takes both mentally and physically, contemplating which direction to take with, as yet, no urgency to decide. These are poems of people-watching and places, both from her past and the present.
There are four parts. Part one is a preview to choosing her existing small island home. Part two is taking day trips away to familiar places. Part three is travelling further afield. Part four is a plateau that has been reached with her future still ahead.
Lois says, The special thing I love about poetry is the similarity between poems and cartoons. With a few deeply considered pen strokes, they both give the reader a complete minimalistic story, thought, or vision.
Lois E Hunter is a New Zealand poet, who after living in and around Auckland, now lives on the small island of Kawau Island, on the coastline of Auckland North.
She studied American Poetry at Auckland University and has been writing poetry for the past thirty years. Her poems have appeared in various magazines over these years and the National Library of New Zealand holds a selection of four of her seven previously published collections of poetry. She writes in an easily accessible style of free verse which often invites the reader into recollection and/or conversation.