Mary-Jane Duffy, Mary Cresswell, Mary Macpherson,
Millionaire's Shortbread is both book and cake. Meeting at a cafe table in downtown Wellington, sustained by their favourite treat and gathering in an illustrator along the way, the poets put together this selection of their work over three years. It seemed inevitable that the book should be named after the cake, and the distinctive voices of the poets become its flavoursome ingredients.
These poems, like the best shortbread, will quell a variety of appetites with their generous servings, alluring surfaces, with their canvases and curtains, ghosts, lyrical updrafts, and a fine collective head of steam. From the afterword by Gregory O'Brien.
paperback, 96 pages, illustrated, ISBN 1 877276 43 X, $29.95