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Selected Poems - Brian Turner

Selected Poems - Brian Turner
  

This book is the first to represent the full extent of Brian Turner's achievement as a poet, from his Commonwealth Poetry Prize-winning debut, Ladders of Rain, to poems written in 2018.

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ISBN 9781776562183
Published 11 April 2019 by Victoria University Press
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Turner, Brian
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ISBN-13 9781776562183
ISBN-10 1776562186
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Publisher Victoria University Press
Imprint Victoria University Press
Publication Date 11 April 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Turner, Brian
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 237
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 821.0080993
Catalogue Code 963003

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This book is the first to represent the full extent of Brian Turner's achievement as a poet, from his Commonwealth Poetry Prize-winning debut, Ladders of Rain, to poems written in 2018. One of New Zealand's most acclaimed and widely read contemporary poets, Turner is a proud southerner, and the landscapes and skyscapes of the central South Island are amongst the strongest characteristics of his work. His themes range widely, and make striking connections - poems about fathers and sons are also poems about the duties of care we owe to the natural world; love poems open out into metaphysical inquiry; satire keeps close company with political protest. Turner's work is distinguished always by his unmistakable wit and feeling, precision and insight. `Beneath the wit, the no-nonsense honesty, the rigorous clarity of sense and the sinewy rhythmic energy of the poems' surfaces runs the craft of a sophisticated, confident and well-read poet.' -The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature Cover painting: Grahame Sydney, Poolburn Hill: to the Hawkduns (2018)

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Author's Bio

Brian Turner was born in Dunedin in 1944. His first book of poems, Ladders of Rain (1978), won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize and was followed by a number of highly praised poetry collections and award-winning writing in a wide range of genres including journalism, biography, memoir and sports writing. Recent and acclaimed poetry collections include Night Fishing (VUP, 2016), and Just This (winner of the New Zealand Post Book Award for Poetry in 2010). He was the Te Mata Estate New Zealand Poet Laureate 2003-05 and received the Prime Minister's Award for Poetry in 2009. He lives in Central Otago.

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