At the age of 22, Eleanor Rimoldi left New York to begin a long journey to the other side of the world. Sitting on the train to San Francisco, she began the title poem in this collection: a haunting farewell to the country of her birth.
Over the next 57 years, in America and New Zealand, through migration, marriage and separation, motherhood and career, Rimoldi has continued to write. With a distinctive, precise and powerful voice, her poems burrow deep into love and grief and the nature of home.
This first comprehensive selection of Eleanor Rimoldi's poetry collects both published and previously unseen poems