Front cover final (2).jpg




More than a roof

Housing, in poems and prose

Edited by Adrienne Jansen, Joan Begg, Rebecca Chester, Wesley Hollis and Roman Ratcliff.


More than a roof is about housing.


It’s about nostalgia, anger, contentment, longing, fear and much more. It brings together voices from across the spectrum – from those with no homes, those in emergency accommodation, in caravans, in cars, on boats, in rentals, or in their own houses.


Drawing together well-known writers and first-time poets, it’s a unique and timely collection.

Each poem lets us in to a personal viewpoint and narrative that gently and inevitably leads to a self-reflection of what makes up our own home. A welcome respite to the endless editorials on the housing crisis and who is to blame.  

– Vic Crockford and David Zussman, Community Housing Aotearoa


A house, a home, to be homeless, to be at home in the world… I guarantee you’ll be moved by the stories in this collection, lavish in its multiplicity of voices. It’s beautiful and heart-warming, and at times it will move you to tears. A wonderful read. 

– Bernadette Hall

What do you think when you see the word 'GENERATION'? We are looking for poems for our future project, launching in 2023!

Click here for more information.