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A PLACE TO RETURN TO: new and uncollected poems
 

A PLACE TO RETURN TO: new and uncollected poems (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Allison, John

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A PLACE TO RETURN TO comprises 29 new and 22 previously uncollected elegiac, erudite and wistful poems by Christchurch (New Zealand) poet John Allison.

ISBN 9780473481018
Published 7 July 2019 by Cold Hub Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780473481018
ISBN-10 0473481014
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Publisher Cold Hub Press
Imprint Cold Hub Press
Publication Date 7 July 2019
International Publication Date 8 July 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Allison, John
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 120
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 9mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 821.2
Catalogue Code 994675

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A Place To Return To is a rich and rewarding experience. The tone is elegiac and erudite, an erudition worn lightly and leavened by flashes of self-deprecating wit. `Attentive to the words between our words, the poems reach for the ineffable, the transcendent, seeking things of the spirit in the minutiae of closely observed landscapes--hills, sea, rocks--and they range widely across New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East and beyond. Memory and the present coexist in these poems in a wistful fusion and always, turning away from darkness, they tell us `what it means to walk inside the light'. --James Norcliffe `Poetry, as some sort of explanation, or in lieu of any explanation; or perhaps, an attempt at saying the essentially unsayable . . . this seems to be my poetic project.' --John Allison

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Author's Bio

John Allison's previous poetry collections include DIVIDING THE LIGHT (Poems 1986-93), Hazard Press, Christchurch 1997; BOTH ROADS TAKEN, Sudden Valley Press, Christchurch 1997; STONE MOON DARK WATER, Sudden Valley Press, Christchurch 1999; and BALANCE, Five Islands Press, Melbourne 2006.

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