Author(s): Amnesty International
Published to coincide with Montana Poetry Day, this anthology brings together the 100 favourite poems of 100 well known New Zealanders - with a twist. The 100 Kiwis were approached by the Amnesty International group at Auckland Girls Grammar and asked to include a letter explaining why their chosen poem was dear to them, hence the title. The replies are astounding, with moving letters from such luminaries as Dave Dobbyn, Dame Sylvia Cartwright, Mike Chunn, Jacqui Brown, Sir Bob Jones and Lesley Max, accompanied by a treasure trove of poetry that's for dipping into both by poetry lovers and poetry newbies alike.All royalties go to Amnesty International New Zealand. First published 20 July 2007.
Winner of BPANZ Book Design Awards: Non-Illustrated Book 2008.