Send words as gifts: Selected & new poems, 1995-2015, by Michael Dom, publication details to be advised
SOMEHOW, through forces not evident or apparent, in Michael Dom Papua New Guinea produced a world class poet.
He is a poet equally capable of devious nuance, spiralling metaphor and rock-crushing bellicosity; sometimes in the one piece of writing and always with a message.
Words as Gifts reminds us that Michael Dom has been writing poetry for 20 years, plenty of time to hone a style and a purpose. And that purpose has been frequently political, keeping a weather eye on those who seek to exercise power and especially those who exercise it in their own rather than in the common interest.