ANNE KENNEDY has published three works of fiction and a book of poetry
Sing-song. A new narrative poem, The Time of the Giants,
is due from Auckland University Press in May 2005. She lives in Honolulu.
Kennedy comments: ‘Eighteen months ago my family and I moved
to Honolulu. Everyone had said “the children will adapt quickly”.
In the first few days of being here, the children knowing no one, it
seemed we had moved to the moon. It was true, they did adapt quickly,
but it appeared to me to be an enormous process full of the most sensory
details and the grandest ideas, on a scale it can never be for adults.
I wrote “What Fell” for our son as a tribute to his amazing
capacity to take on his surroundings.’
Poem: What Fell