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By Morton, Elizabeth

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    2 Feb 20

In lieu of flowers, bring weeds. Elizabeth Morton's poems look unflinchingly at a raw and unstable world - the crash, the aftermath, the comeback, 'the black heat at the centre of things'. The poems in Morton's second collection are charged with a visceral energy. This is poetry ...as incantation: an intense, larger-than-life, tactile experience. Underneath the surface of the contemporary world of Poke mon, The Cosby Show and hospital cubicles, the reader is drawn into a dreamscape of creeks and bogs, a fiery meadow and the guts of the sea. A blindman circles a Minotaur; a black horse rides through the pages. As the reader finds handholds within Morton's poems, they may trace a dislocation between the voices here and the worlds into which they're thrown - a strangely askew New Zealand, a mythological America, in liminal spaces where identity and meaning become blurred and uncertain. Jammed full of want, need, despair, love and politics, these are poems of archaeology and identity - where will we dig for our selves? By what names are we called? By whom are we known? This is darkly funny, unsettling writing that strips all the meat from the bones, 'always writing the same story'.
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ISBN 9781988531922
Published NZ 2 Feb 2020
Publisher Otago University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9781988531922
Stock Release date is 2 February 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Otago University Press
Imprint Otago University Press
Published 2 Feb 2020
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Morton, Elizabeth
Category Award Winning
Poetry Texts & Anthologies
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 72
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 230mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text General/trade

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