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The collected poems of Alistair Te Ariki Campbell / Alistair Campbell.

By: Campbell, Alistair, 1925-2009 [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington : Victoria University Press, 2016Description: xvi, 348 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781776560677.Subject(s): New Zealand poetry -- 20th century | New Zealand poetry -- 21st centuryGenre/Form: New Zealand poetry -- 20th century. | New Zealand poetry -- 21st century.DDC classification: NZ821.2
Partial contents:
Of wild places -- Tongarewa to Aotearoa -- Love poems -- War poems -- Poets in our youth -- Looking at Kapiti.
Summary: "The Collected Poems of Alistair Te Ariki Campbell is the definitive edition of one of the most important bodies of work in New Zealand poetry. Based on a spiral-bound manuscript entitled 'Complete Poems 1947-2007' found among Campbell's papers after his death, this is his most substantial collection to date ...Six thematic sections map the work: 1. Of Wild Places - celebrated early lyrics set among rugged South Island and Kapiti Coast landscapes; 2. Tongareva to Aotearoa - Campbell's ground-breaking turn to his Polynesian side; 3. Love Poems; 4. War Poems - powerful sequences exploring his father's Gallipoli experiences and the story of the Maori Battalion; 5. Poets in Our Youth - autobiographical poems in letter form; and 6. Looking at Kapiti - poems of everyday life in Pukerua Bay." -- Provided by publisher.
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The Collected Poems of Alistair Te Ariki Campbell is the definitive edition of one of the most important bodies of work in New Zealand poetry. Based on a spiral-bound manuscript entitled 'Complete Poems 1947-2007' found among Campbell's papers after his death, this is his most substantial collection to date and the first to be published in hardback since 1981.

Includes index of titles and index of first lines.

Of wild places -- Tongarewa to Aotearoa -- Love poems -- War poems -- Poets in our youth -- Looking at Kapiti.

"The Collected Poems of Alistair Te Ariki Campbell is the definitive edition of one of the most important bodies of work in New Zealand poetry. Based on a spiral-bound manuscript entitled 'Complete Poems 1947-2007' found among Campbell's papers after his death, this is his most substantial collection to date ...Six thematic sections map the work: 1. Of Wild Places - celebrated early lyrics set among rugged South Island and Kapiti Coast landscapes; 2. Tongareva to Aotearoa - Campbell's ground-breaking turn to his Polynesian side; 3. Love Poems; 4. War Poems - powerful sequences exploring his father's Gallipoli experiences and the story of the Maori Battalion; 5. Poets in Our Youth - autobiographical poems in letter form; and 6. Looking at Kapiti - poems of everyday life in Pukerua Bay." -- Provided by publisher.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. ix)
  • Editorial Note (p. xv)
  • 1 Of Wild Places
  • The Return (p. 3)
  • The Cromwell Gorge (p. 4)
  • The Mist in the Pines (p. 5)
  • Elegy (9 poems) (p. 6)
  • At a Fishing Settlement (p. 12)
  • Monument (p. 13)
  • Bones (p. 14)
  • Flowering Apple (p. 15)
  • 2 Tongareva to Aotearoa
  • Forgiveness (p. 19)
  • Personal Sonnets (4 poems) (p. 20)
  • Wild Honey (p. 22)
  • Sanctuary of Spirits (9 poems) (p. 23)
  • Nobby Clark (p. 36)
  • Reflections on Some Great Chiefs (p. 39)
  • An Old Chief Watches Young Men Exercising on Kapiti (p. 41)
  • Te Rauparaha in Old Age (p. 42)
  • Waiting for the Pakeha (p. 44)
  • Warning to Children (p. 45)
  • Hauntings (p. 46)
  • Parihaka Grieving (p. 48)
  • Utu (5 poems) (p. 52)
  • Grandfather Bosini (p. 55)
  • To My Grandson Oliver Maireriki Aged One Day (p. 56)
  • Tangaroa Nui (p. 57)
  • The Dark Lord of Savaiki (10 poems) (p. 58)
  • Mihi ia Tongareva (p. 64)
  • Soul Traps (20 poems) (p. 66)
  • Elegy for Anzac Day (p. 82)
  • Tongareva (p. 95)
  • Death and the Tagua (p. 99)
  • Cook Islands Rhapsodies (11 poems) (p. 103)
  • To My Father Jock Campbell (p. 109)
  • Akaotu's Rage (p. 111)
  • A Childhood in the Islands (p. 112)
  • 3 Love Poems
  • Green (p. 117)
  • Lament (p. 118)
  • Intacta (p. 120)
  • Fairy Tale (p. 121)
  • August (p. 122)
  • Homage to Swinburne (p. 123)
  • The Rock Spring (p. 124)
  • Coming of Spring (p. 125)
  • Ring of Darkness (p. 126)
  • Bon Voyage (p. 127)
  • The Trap (p. 128)
  • Blue Rain (p. 130)
  • Why Don't You Talk to Me? (p. 131)
  • A Mermaid for Sam Hunt (p. 132)
  • Purple Chaos (p. 133)
  • Drinking Horn (p. 134)
  • The Sirens' Cave (p. 135)
  • The Fall (p. 136)
  • Love Song for Meg (p. 137)
  • To a Young Girl (p. 138)
  • The Australian Girl (p. 139)
  • Apple Country (p. 140)
  • Senex (p. 141)
  • The Manner is to be Deplored (p. 142)
  • Burning Rubbish (p. 144)
  • To Rid Myself of You (p. 145)
  • Wairaka Rock (p. 146)
  • Absence (p. 149)
  • Over the Handlebars (p. 150)
  • A Confession (p. 151)
  • Words and Roses (p. 152)
  • Gift of Dreams (p. 153)
  • Casanova (p. 154)
  • Paradise (p. 155)
  • Watching (p. 156)
  • To You (p. 157)
  • After the Storm (p. 158)
  • Song: Four Seasons (p. 159)
  • Tidal (p. 159)
  • 4 War Poems
  • Galhpoli (14 poems) (p. 163)
  • 28 (Maori) Battalion (66 poems) (p. 174)
  • 5 Poets in Our Youth
  • Letter to John Mansfield Thomson (p. 224)
  • Letter to Harry Orsman (p. 233)
  • Letter to Pat Wilson (p. 243)
  • Letter to James K Baxter (p. 252)
  • Letter to John Kelly (p. 262)
  • 6 Looking at Kapiti
  • Looking at Kapiti (p. 273)
  • The Climber (p. 274)
  • Make Your Mind a Blank (p. 275)
  • Small Town Blues (p. 276)
  • Home from Hospital (p. 278)
  • Houses at Night (p. 279)
  • Under Mount Welcome (p. 280)
  • Dreams, Yellow Lions (p. 281)
  • Sumaringa (p. 282)
  • To Saddler a Puppy (p. 283)
  • Gathering Cape Gooseberries (p. 284)
  • Breath of Life (p. 286)
  • Of Mice and Sparrows (p. 287)
  • Request to Saku (p. 288)
  • Plea for the Bumblebee (p. 289)
  • Scribbling in the Dark (p. 290)
  • Whitey (p. 292)
  • Roots (p. 292)
  • Wounded Hedgehog (p. 293)
  • To a Poet Who Died Unexpectedly and Alone (p. 294)
  • To Stuart (p. 296)
  • Bucolic Verses (2 poems) (p. 297)
  • About the House (28 poems) (p. 306)
  • Saku (p. 319)
  • Poem for Ataahua (p. 320)
  • Night Alarms (p. 325)
  • Just Poetry (p. 326)
  • For Buddy (p. 327)
  • Shepherd's Purse (p. 328)
  • Red Clover (p. 328)
  • Morning Blues (p. 329)
  • Trumpet Voluntary (p. 330)
  • Friend: (p. 331)
  • Index of titles (p. 333)
  • Index of first lines (p. 341)