Kerrin P. Sharpe

There's a Medical Name for This


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August 2014

The pilgrim poems in this collection persuade the other poems and the readers to join them on a quest for personal meaning. All the while there is the feeling that the movement forward is really towards the place where it all began.

There’s a Medical Name for This is the second collection by Kerrin P. Sharpe, who completed the Victoria University Original Composition programme taught by Bill Manhire in 1976 and published her first book, Three Days in A Wishing Well, to acclaim in 2012.

‘Sharpe gives us her memories, beliefs, philosophy – and amid the music we hardly knew she was doing so. Poetry at its finest.’ —London Grip

‘Sharpe’s poetry is full of luminosity, impressions and insights from the humane register where nothing goes unnoticed.’ —Takahē

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