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Dark Sparring: Poems

Dark Sparring: Poems

By Marsh, Selina Tusitala

<P class=MsoNormal>Where Selina Marsh's first collection, Fast Talking PI, boldly, insightfully, and lyrically wrestled with the realities of being an individual of Pacific descent in a primarily European world, her latest offering fiercely combats the loss of a loved one with al...l of the techniques of poetry and the Thai kickboxing she practices at her disposal. The compendium brims with a fluid, humming list of poems, literary shout outs, and personal elegies, as Marsh takes readers through her mother's cancer diagnosis and the long journey as her illness played itself out. Along the way, the poet offers glimpses of other parts of her world as well: scenes from Matiatia to Orapiu to Apia; classroom politics; the importance of leadership; and the reasons she feels New Zealand is a "lucky" country. The affecting, rhythmic verses in the book are given a literal, and appealing, voice in the accompanying audio CD, on which Marsh reads aloud a selection of the poems.
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ISBN 9781775585404
Published 1 Jan 2014
Publisher Auckland University Press
Availabilty Not yet available in NZ

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ISBN-13 9781775585404
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Auckland University Press
Imprint Auckland University Press
Released 1 Jan 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Not specified
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Author(s) By Marsh, Selina Tusitala
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Works By Individual Poets: Classical, Early & Medieval
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 106
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 821.92
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
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NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade