Instant Messages by Laura Solomon (Proverse Hong Kong, 2010), 168 pp., $24; Taking Wainui by Laura Solomon (Woven Words Publishers OPC Pvt. Ltd., 2017), 138 pp., $15; Brain Graft by Laura Solomon (Proverse Hong Kong, 2017), 55 pp., np.
Laura Solomon’s fiction, poetry and non-fiction have been published widely, both in New Zealand and internationally, and have gained prizes in international competitions as well as shortlist placings both overseas and at home. Her range is impressive. Each of these three books displays her characteristic energy and inventiveness. Beyond that, I found them very different. [Read more…]