Five O'Clock Shadows

Author(s): Richard Langston

Poetry Event Friday 16th | Poetry

From a longdrop that demands binoculars to Caberfeidh in the Catlins where his father picked plums from the passing train, Richard Langston writes poems that return over and over to the land. Born to a Lebanese immigrant family in Dunedin, and a Country Calendar director by trade, he is constantly refreshing his acquaintance with the country he calls home. Somehow writing it down seals the deal.


‘We make marks in ink,’ he says. ‘We are here.’ Poetry is incantation too, and Richard uses it to call family from the shadows and sing ancestors into being, a tentative offering to the country of his bones and of his heart.

Come and meet Richard at Shrödinger's Books this coming Friday (16th April) at 6pm. He'll be reading from Five O'Clock Shadows and will be joined by Michael Fitzsimons reading from his own Michael, I thought you were dead.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781988595306
  • : The Cuba Press
  • : The Cuba Press
  • : October 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Richard Langston
  • : 48