Staff Review: Shining Land

Shining Land: Looking for Robin Hyde
by Paula Morris and Haru Sameshima
Review by Bel

This genre-bending Kōrero series from Massey University Press is pioneering new territory in publishing! This second volume is a collaboration between renowned NZ author Paula Morris and photographer Haru Sameshima. It documents the journey they take around Aotearoa in search of the intriguingly illusive trailblazer Robin Hyde (Iris Wilkinson) – NZ poet, journalist and novelist. The combination of Morris’ spare, poetic prose and Sameshima’s haunting, evocative photography creates a rich, moody marriage of past and present. I got absolutely lost in it and loved it.