"Riddell’s great strength is his positive view of human existence."
- Capital Times

Ron Riddell

A selection of publications by Ron Riddell are now available for purchase on the site.

Spirit Songs PDF Print E-mail
Spirit Songs (100pp), a collection of poems by Ron Riddell,spirit-songs
was launched in Colombia, the U.S.A. and New Zealand in 2004.
Spirit Songs is the fourteenth collection of verse to be published by Ron Riddell.
It is issued in a bi-lingual Spanish-English edition of 102 pages
and follows the widely-acclaimed parallel edition, El Milagro de Medellin y otros poemas.

"Riddell wants poems to build bridges and heal.
He sustains a rhapsodic commitment to poetry that brings our lives to light"
- Dominion Post

"Ron Riddell's new book has the powerful,
speaking title Spirit Songs...the poems do, indeed, sing to us.
Ron has a way of skillfully creating echoes within lines and between lines
-not only rhymes but patterns of vowel sounds and consonantal sounds that
give shape to each poem and sometimes create reminders of other poems in the sequence...
so that the poems have some resemblance to music.... The reader ...is lead by the poet's voice to feel compassion from the sufferers of man's inhumanity to man."
- Nelson Wattie

Price: NZ$25.00

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