“Rough Lives Speak”, a collection of poetry by members of Auckland’s rough sleeping community, launched on Wednesday, Auckland Council reports – to the delight of those who have been involved. “It is more than words on a page,” says Wilf Holt of Auckland City Mission. “This process has been healing for many of the people involved as they have discovered, or rediscovered, their poetry talent and had a platform to tell their stories.” The book will be available to borrow from Auckland Council Libraries, and a selection of poems on large posters will be displayed at the City Central Library until 24 August.