A Sign of Light

Jamie Trower


“This was my doing because anyone can create a superhero on paper.

This light,   his rolling breath,
this partition of happiness in my neck.”

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About the book

Birdboy observes the world through a pair of binoculars. Dog trots behind him at a distance, tongue lolling from its slobbery jowls, tail wagging. The memory of his dead mother, a strange man in yellow Y-fronts, a broken whisky bottle, his mobile phone.

In Anatomy, Jamie Trower’s unique voice took the reader into the world of a person living with physical disability. In his new work he delves into mental health and its many faces. Everyday situations glow with a sense of the surreal and nod to the poets, musicians and other creatives who have come before him. Amidst at times palpable darkness and uncertainty, Jamie Trower’s poems grapple with life as he lives it, and importantly give hope, humour and a sign of light.

About the author

Jamie TrowerJamie Trower is an Auckland-based poet and actor whose debut poetry collection, Anatomy, was pub­lished in 2015. He works for M2 magazine as a writer, and in his spare time scribbles poetry about life, death and everything in between. Jamie has pub­lished poems in Atlanta Review and Poetry NZ. His poem ‘Stop/move’ was selected for Best New Zealand Poems 2017 and is included in A Sign of Light.


Dimensions: 150 x 210 mm
Number of pages: 80
Binding: soft cover