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Night fishing / Brian Turner.

By: Turner, Brian, 1944- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington [N.Z.] : Victoria University Press, 2016Description: 96 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781776560943.Genre/Form: New Zealand poetry -- 21st century. | New Zealand poetry -- 21st century.
Contents:
I. On evolution: just in time -- Fact of life -- Between San Francisco and Auckland -- January snow -- After surgery -- Playing God -- Evensongs -- After Thoreau -- Ills -- All you know -- Doing unto others -- Taunts -- So there -- Auras -- Light -- Mother -- Blackbird -- Dog -- Enigmas -- Pre-Xmas, 2013 -- Seminar -- The end of the world -- II. Mulching -- Truths -- Playing dead seriously -- Second thoughts -- Last words -- Salutary song -- Night fishing -- Mountains we climb -- Departure -- Inside outside -- Curtailed -- Poets and poetry -- Snow in September -- Remembering Alf -- Sawyers Bay -- Too late -- Dry river -- Bees -- Old friend -- Bits -- Coming home -- III. Laws and lore -- Candidates -- Minister of the Crown -- Focus -- Narcissus -- A trio for all time -- Beyond Dead Horse Pinch and Red Cutting -- In London, again -- A reading of Georgia O'Keefe -- Discourse in London -- In flight to San Francisco -- Come now -- Honest -- Singapore 9 August 2013 -- A magazine editor's New Year resolution -- Chum -- Stoned -- Late spring, Ida Valley -- Niches -- Confessions -- Rue -- Getting by -- Just possibly.
Summary: "In these new poems about friendship, mortality and home, Brian Turner asks how we can face the truths and uncertainties of our experiences and how we can live with them. Night Fishing is defined by Turner's unmistakable wit and feeling, precision and insight." -- Provided by publisher.
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In these new poems about friendship, mortality and home, Brian Turner asks how we can face the truths and uncertainties of our experiences and how we can live with them. Night Fishing is defined by Turner's unmistakable wit and feeling, precision and insight.

Poems.

I. On evolution: just in time -- Fact of life -- Between San Francisco and Auckland -- January snow -- After surgery -- Playing God -- Evensongs -- After Thoreau -- Ills -- All you know -- Doing unto others -- Taunts -- So there -- Auras -- Light -- Mother -- Blackbird -- Dog -- Enigmas -- Pre-Xmas, 2013 -- Seminar -- The end of the world -- II. Mulching -- Truths -- Playing dead seriously -- Second thoughts -- Last words -- Salutary song -- Night fishing -- Mountains we climb -- Departure -- Inside outside -- Curtailed -- Poets and poetry -- Snow in September -- Remembering Alf -- Sawyers Bay -- Too late -- Dry river -- Bees -- Old friend -- Bits -- Coming home -- III. Laws and lore -- Candidates -- Minister of the Crown -- Focus -- Narcissus -- A trio for all time -- Beyond Dead Horse Pinch and Red Cutting -- In London, again -- A reading of Georgia O'Keefe -- Discourse in London -- In flight to San Francisco -- Come now -- Honest -- Singapore 9 August 2013 -- A magazine editor's New Year resolution -- Chum -- Stoned -- Late spring, Ida Valley -- Niches -- Confessions -- Rue -- Getting by -- Just possibly.

"In these new poems about friendship, mortality and home, Brian Turner asks how we can face the truths and uncertainties of our experiences and how we can live with them. Night Fishing is defined by Turner's unmistakable wit and feeling, precision and insight." -- Provided by publisher.

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