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The ski flier / Maria McMillan.

By: McMillan, Maria.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Victoria University Press, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 64 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781776561131; 1776561139.Genre/Form: New Zealand poetry -- 21st century.DDC classification: NZ821.3
Contents:
Eleven -- Wednesday -- Demo party -- Acts of God -- The ski flier -- The eruption -- Your first day -- Morning song -- The avalanche -- Being marvellous -- The forgotten mountain -- Up here, here in the sky -- Before I started bleeding -- It's autumn and you are 18 -- The Dyatlov Pass incident -- The city wants to be upbeat -- The dream of endless delays -- Only the things that can survive -- Sometimes your anger is an ocean -- I want to tell you about the lichens -- Your flatmate likes to tie-dye things -- In one hour and twenty-one minutes -- There will be no mountains in this poem -- In which I attain unimaginable greatness -- You drink tea and do cryptic crosswords with Glen -- I finally fixed your puncture and took you for a bike ride
Summary: "As it traverses various landscapes, The Ski Flier also moves through a world where strength and self doubt exist in the same moment. Maria McMillan’s vivid second full poetry collection takes in mountains and cities, dragons and daughters, hope and wish fulfilment, demolition and renewal. With shining intelligence these poems demand that we pay attention to where we have been and where we are now"-- Publisher's website.
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This is the miracle, to walk as if alive As it traverses various landscapes, The Ski Flier also moves through a world where strength and self doubt exist in the same moment. Maria McMillan's vivid second full poetry collection takes in mountains and cities, dragons and daughters, hope and wish fulfilment, demolition and renewal. With shining intelligence these poems demand that we pay attention to where we have been and where we are now. Maria McMillan is of Scottish, English and Southland ancestry. She grew up in Christchurch and now lives on the Kapiti Coast. Her poems have been published widely in New Zealand and overseas. The Ski Flier is her second full collection.

Poems.

Eleven -- Wednesday -- Demo party -- Acts of God -- The ski flier -- The eruption -- Your first day -- Morning song -- The avalanche -- Being marvellous -- The forgotten mountain -- Up here, here in the sky -- Before I started bleeding -- It's autumn and you are 18 -- The Dyatlov Pass incident -- The city wants to be upbeat -- The dream of endless delays -- Only the things that can survive -- Sometimes your anger is an ocean -- I want to tell you about the lichens -- Your flatmate likes to tie-dye things -- In one hour and twenty-one minutes -- There will be no mountains in this poem -- In which I attain unimaginable greatness -- You drink tea and do cryptic crosswords with Glen -- I finally fixed your puncture and took you for a bike ride

"As it traverses various landscapes, The Ski Flier also moves through a world where strength and self doubt exist in the same moment. Maria McMillan’s vivid second full poetry collection takes in mountains and cities, dragons and daughters, hope and wish fulfilment, demolition and renewal. With shining intelligence these poems demand that we pay attention to where we have been and where we are now"-- Publisher's website.