The Powerlines


The Powerlines chronicles the author’s ancestors’ emigration from Scotland to New Zealand – two small, geographically distant countries, united in this lyrical poetry and prose collection which offers both a personal and poetic encounter with history and place.

Publisher: Polygon (2000)
ISBN 0 7486 6278 2
Out of print

“a complex and ambitious artistic and historical project.”

– The Scotsman

“The Powerlines is a striking book of poetry and prose which talks about the ancestral voices of her family’s past in New Zealand and relationship with present-day Scotland and deserves a far wider audience.”

– Kathleeen Jamie, The Scotsman

“Fellows’ preoccupation is a pertinent description of issues all contemporary societies need to focus on…”