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Dark Sparring: Poems

Dark Sparring: Poems (Paperback, Contains 1 Paperback and 1 CD-Audio)

By Marsh, Selina Tusitala

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In Dark Sparring, poet Selina Tusitala Marsh combats family loss with all the techniques of poetry and Thai kickboxing at her disposal. The book brims with fluid, humming list poems, literary shoutouts and personal elegies, as Marsh takes us through her mother's diagnosis with ca...ncer and the long journey out the other side of her illness. Along the way, Marsh shows us other parts of her world: scenes from Matiatia to Orapiu to Apia; classroom politics; the importance of leadership; and the reasons New Zealand is also a 'lucky' country. Dark Sparring has an appealing voice, a strong right hook and an affecting, rhythmic heart - it amply reaffirms the poetic talents of Selina Marsh, 'the shadow-boxing woman / Sparring myself as I go / Shadowing myself as I go'.
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ISBN 9781869407865
Published NZ 14 Oct 2013
Publisher Auckland University Press
Format Paperback, Contains 1 Paperback and 1 CD-Audio
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ISBN-13 9781869407865
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Auckland University Press
Imprint Auckland University Press
Published 14 Oct 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, Contains 1 Paperback and 1 CD-Audio
Contains Contains 1 Paperback and 1 CD-Audio
Author(s) By Marsh, Selina Tusitala
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 104
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code 821.3
Weight 204g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade