Your Secret Life
by Harry Ricketts

Your Secret Life

Your Secret Life is the first full-length collection of Ricketts' poems since his selected writings, Nothing to Declare, was published in 1998. As well as a number of new poems the book also includes poems from his chapbook, Plunge, Pemmican Press, 2001, and several earlier hard-to-find pieces.

In these poems, Harry Ricketts' subjects include the secrets and lies we tell ourselves and the underrated rewards of failure and loss.

"Ricketts' best are either deftly satiric 'light verse' ... or wry commentaries on the perplexities of love, marriage or parenthood." - Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature

"Plunge makes a more than decent splash." - Diana Bridge