Shauna Paull’s long-awaited 2nd book of poetry is elegant and wise.
Limned in deep listening, blue gait is an elegant songbook in the key of alterity. It offers witness to another way of living where human and material concerns are not at the centre of things and where human ascendency and heroic catharsis is redressed. The poems articulate the salient issues and sorrows of global communities; the grace and necessity of respect. Here is sung the labour of our elders, environmentalists, of daughters and lovers, elements and simple gifts made by hands, songs to answer our longing for a loving place in the failing loom of our generous planet.