Selected Poems (1968-2020) brings together a representative selection from 52 years of Margaret Jeune’s writing-life. It shows the development of her highly distinctive poetry, from rhyming forms to minimalism to more postmodern forms of recent years. The book reveals an accomplished, dedicated and prolific writer. The book includes the work from her published books Flight Paths, Upbeat and Three Poets and Lockdown: COVID-19 New Zealand, along with 51 uncollected poems and a section of new poems. Also included is an Introduction by Wellington writer and editor Mark Pirie.
"Jeune's diverse poetry can be powerfully emotive or spiritual, light-hearted and funny, satirical and biting, sharp tongued or compassionate. Overall, Selected Poems shows this poet to be always interesting and highly readable... [Jeune] is an accomplished New Zealand writer who commands respect for her long-term commitment to poetry." - Mark Pirie, from the Introduction