Everything's Something in Place publishes a selection from the lifetime's work of editor, critic and poet John Geraets. It includes influential essays first published in the NZ Listener, Landfall, Poetry NZ, the Journal of NZ Literature, as well as other journals and publications.
It is, as Roger Horrocks says: `rich, adventurous writing, with a vibrant sense of language and a wide reaching set of interests (from Zen Buddhism to biography, religion to Language Poetry, Derrida to the history of NZ lit).' It includes essays on Allen and Wystan Curnow, Kendrick Smithyman, Brasch's Landfall, Zen Buddhism, and more general essays on movements within local literature.
This book also includes generous selections from the writer's published poetry books. In its entirety it is a fascinating and insightful addition to NZ literature and criticism.