Upbeat, a selection from the early poetry of Margaret Webb, is a period gem. The title conjures literary and music associations i.e. the howl of the Beat Generation and the jazz, folk and rock music of the 1960s/1970s.
Margaret dedicates this volume to her generation, and it is a record of her youth and beginnings as a poet: self-taught and free-wheeling. It covers her life from age 13 (1969) to age 31 (1987). Her authentic experience in these years included coffee bars, a variety of work experience, study, cafes, hitchhiking, communes, protests, a yoga ashram, love relationships and the music scene.
"...she sets out her life and shares it in a way that will resonate with anyone who observes and recognizes the value of people, places and everyday occurrences." - Gill Ward
"good solid images of urban and rural New Zealand mixed with a quirky sense of humour." - Tony Chad
|Title||Upbeat: Selected Early Poems 1969-1987|