Scoop Review of Books

Bornholdt Wins Montana Poetry Award

‘Talky Poems’ Win the Montana New Zealand Book Award for Poetry

“The Rocky Shore” by Jenny Bornholdt has won the 2009 Montana New Zealand Book Award for Poetry.

The six long poems that make up “The Rocky Shore” were written over the course of six years. Together, they are as much autobiographical essay as long poem, and Jenny Bornholdt’s most significant achievement to date.

When asked to describe “The Rocky Shore” Jenny called them “talky poems” and said the book ranges over a variety of territory – love, death, children, illness, bread-making, and the garden. All the big themes.