Sarah Broom's poetry profoundly engages the landscape of her native New Zealand. Experienced as both nurturing and menacing, tender and indifferent, it is the context within which other terrains are explored: heightened states of awareness, the physical extremes of illness, the drifts and tides of close relationships, the complexities of motherhood. Intensely conscious of death, her poetry is fiercely attached to life and love.
Sarah Broom lives in Auckland with her partner and three children. She returned to New Zealand in 2000 after spending seven years in the UK, studying and working in Leeds and Oxford. She is the author of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006). Tigers at Awhitu is her first collection of poems.