JENNY BORNHOLDT has written
seven books of poetry, including a selected poems: Miss New Zealand.
Her most recent book is Summer, written in 2002 in Menton, France,
when she held the Meridian Energy Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship.
She is the current Te Mata Estate New Zealand Poet Laureate.
With her husband, poet Gregory O’Brien, she has edited: My Heart
Goes Swimming:New Zealand Love Poems (1996); and An
Anthology of New Zealand Poetry in English (1997).
Bornholdt comments: ‘ “Photograph” was written after
I was fortunate enough to be chosen as an Arts Foundation Laureate of
NZ in 2003. Before the awards were announced, the five laureates - composer
John Psathas, sculptor Neil Dawson, actor/director Michael Hurst, furniture
maker Humphrey Ikin, and me - spent an afternoon being photographed.
It took an extraordinary amount of maneuvering to get us all into position
- not only once, but over and over again during the afternoon. It was
all very enjoyable, however, due to the good company.’