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A Wind Harp

Cilla McQueen

wind harpWhen leading New Zealand poet Cilla McQueen reads her work audiences are captivated not only by her accessible and wide ranging poems, but also by the drama and musicality of her performance.

This strong performance is encapsulated in a new sound recording. A Wind Harp features the voice and lyrics of Cilla McQueen, supported by original music from Dunedin musicians, The Blue Neutrinos.

A Wind Harp brings together work from twenty years of performance and publication, with poems selected from three of McQueen’s books: Axis (2001), Markings (2000), and Soundings (2002).

Designed as a companion to Fire-Penny, a collection of McQueen poems published in 2005.



Homing In
The Rope
Time, on the Surface
Studio Poem
Recipe for One
Quark Dance
Luncheon Cove
Living Here
Weekend Sonnets, Careys Bay
Death Finds the Bishop
By the Water


About the Author

Cilla McQueen lives in Bluff, in New Zealand's far south, and is an award-winning poet.  Fire-Penny was her tenth book of poetry. A Wind Harp is her first CD.


Publication details

ISBN 1 877372 15 3, CD, 210 x 140 mm, 45 mins, $34.95
Release: April 2006