Beautrais, Airini,

Dear Neil Roberts / Airini Beautrais. - 63 pages ; 21 cm

Poems. Airini lives in Whanganui.

Here are the numbers -- Introduction -- Finding this story -- Brain/Cloth -- Man -- Machine -- Finding the dead -- Time -- Place -- A nice night -- Clean-up -- Monuments -- Investigation -- By way of explanation -- Out the window -- Press -- A sad, flippant kind of nihilism -- History books -- No time like the 80s -- Waiting for death/Waiting for birth -- Death of a beast -- Monster relic -- I walk past a rock -- Memorials -- The thing is, Neil, you are all of us -- Conclusions -- Epilogue.

"This book centres on the figure of Neil Roberts, the young anarchist who blew himself up at the Wanganui Computer Centre in 1982. In reflecting on the uncomfortable event of his death, it looks at how he was depicted in various versions of history, the significance of his death in the context of 1980s New Zealand, and how his action has reverberated through others' lives, including the poet's own"--Publisher information.


Roberts, Neil, -1982 --Poetry.

New Zealand--Social life and customs--20th century--Poetry.

New Zealand poetry--21st century.