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Some things to place in a coffin / Bill Manhire.

By: Manhire, Bill, 1946- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, NZ : Victoria University Press, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 95 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781776561056; 1776561058.Genre/Form: New Zealand poetry -- 21st century.DDC classification: NZ821.2
Contents:
How memory works -- Waiting -- Poem in an orchard -- Imeprsonating Mao -- The enemy -- After the war -- The question poem -- The schoolbus -- The beautiful world -- Surveillance notes -- Coastal farewell -- Learning -- Homeric -- My World War I poem -- Known unto God -- Rescue -- My first hit -- Gold goes platinum -- My sad girls -- Poem beginning with a line by Yeats -- Sunday school mural -- Christmas -- 20 stanzas in the haunted house -- Election address -- My early life -- Mrs Zeus -- What will last -- The poet -- The philosopher's children -- Indexing Emily -- Fahrenheit -- Some thing to place in a coffin -- Falseweed -- The lake.
Summary: Bill Manhire's first new collection of poems for seven years takes its title from his elegy for his close friend the painter Ralph Hotere, who died in 2013. At its heart is the sequence 'Known Unto God', commissioned by the BBC for the centenary of the Battle of the Somme in 2016. These are poems of memory and mortality, which are also full of jokes and good tunes.
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Bill Manhire's first new collection of poems for seven years takes its title from his elegy for his close friend the painter Ralph Hotere, who died in 2013. At its heart is the sequence 'Known Unto God', commissioned by the BBC for the centenary of the Battle of the Somme in 2016. These are poems of memory and mortality, which are also full of like and jokes and good tunes. Some Things to Place in a Coffin is published simultaneously with Tell Me My Name, Bill Manhire's new poetry + photographs + CD collaboration with composer Norman Meehan, singer Hannah Griffin and photographer Peter Peryer.

Poems.

How memory works -- Waiting -- Poem in an orchard -- Imeprsonating Mao -- The enemy -- After the war -- The question poem -- The schoolbus -- The beautiful world -- Surveillance notes -- Coastal farewell -- Learning -- Homeric -- My World War I poem -- Known unto God -- Rescue -- My first hit -- Gold goes platinum -- My sad girls -- Poem beginning with a line by Yeats -- Sunday school mural -- Christmas -- 20 stanzas in the haunted house -- Election address -- My early life -- Mrs Zeus -- What will last -- The poet -- The philosopher's children -- Indexing Emily -- Fahrenheit -- Some thing to place in a coffin -- Falseweed -- The lake.

Bill Manhire's first new collection of poems for seven years takes its title from his elegy for his close friend the painter Ralph Hotere, who died in 2013. At its heart is the sequence 'Known Unto God', commissioned by the BBC for the centenary of the Battle of the Somme in 2016. These are poems of memory and mortality, which are also full of jokes and good tunes.

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