Ron Riddell is an internationally-renown New Zealand poet. His poetry is particularly well-loved in the Hispanic world, where his last seven collections have been published in bi-lingual editions.
A painter, percussionist and the author of several plays and novels, he has published twenty-one collections of verse. His most recent novel is The Guardian of the Shield (2013). His work has been translated into seven languages. He divides his time between New Zealand and Colombia.
so much hanging by
a thread: the world upended
in a dew drop
“Like Robert Graves before him, Ron Riddell, unperturbed by poetic fashions or fads has for a number of years created verse that is both accessible and clear. By following the dictates of his own distinctive muse he has created poems that will still be read long after some of his more radical contemporaries will have ceased to be of interest to anyone.”
New Zealand poet
“Should we lose any hope at the beginning of this new century, Ron Riddell’s Children in the Rain may offer us a warm and shining key to dispelling the darkness. His haiku and poems are a light of regeneration.”
– Ban’ya Natsuishi
Director of the World Haiku Association
“It wouldn’t be too pretentious to say that Ron Riddell is New Zealand’s most travelled poet. His distinctive style, the kindness and passion of his words, travel long distances. Printable Reality’s “Stage2Page” publishing series is designed to celebrate contemporary poetry, poetry that jumps from the page to the stage, and grabs you. In Ron’s case, the stage is anywhere, from any reader’s heart to live events and literary festivals across the world. We are fortunate to have captured some of his new haikus and poems in this beautiful volume. Please enjoy the places it takes you to.
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