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Bad things / Louise Walllace.

By: Wallace, Louise, 1983-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington [New Zealand] : Victoria University Press, 2017Description: 79 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781776561612; 1776561619.Genre/Form: New Zealand poetry -- 21st century.
Contents:
Once -- Arrivals -- Right of return -- The animal -- The hunt -- Bad things -- Cinema -- The olives -- The neighbourhood -- Trash Palace -- Summer holiday -- Manhattan -- And no birds sing -- They all wanted me to be a mermaid -- Best actress in a supporting role -- Meryl Streep -- Barbecue -- There are lots of ladies who have survived the desert -- Mirage, Arizona -- The mind -- All is lost -- Lunch poem -- Richard the Third -- Suggestion box at the museum -- His beating heart -- Self-defence -- In conversation with your neck -- Dear Louise Wallace -- Constellations -- Miniature village -- Poem about poem about Okinawa -- Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The body began to balance itself -- Vigil -- Darling -- -- The way time should pass -- Soundtrack -- The film version -- At least you're in a beautiful room -- Empires -- Leave -- Safety first -- Ahakoa he iti te pounamu, although it is small it is greenstone -- Reminders for December -- Helping my father remember -- Gathering light.
Summary: No one can imagine how bad things must be. They sprout in the dark, damp folds of my mind. They grow there - a forest of tiny umbrellas. They flourish - a crown of terrible heads. Bad Things, the new collection by Louise Wallace - poet, not celebrity housewife - is about the different ways in which we survive. Political and personal, the collection navigates celebrity encounters, women and work, the weight of expectation, and the pasts we try to escape and the people we try to hold on to. These poems are dreamlike, confronting, funny, and sometimes unashamedly weird.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

No one can imagine how bad things must be. They sprout in the dark, damp folds of my mind. They grow there-- a forest of tiny umbrellas. They flourish-- a crown of terrible heads. Bad Things , the new collection by Louise Wallace - poet, not celebrity housewife - is about the different ways in which we survive. Political and personal, the collection navigates celebrity encounters, women and work, the weight of expectation, and the pasts we try to escape and the people we try to hold on to. These poems are dreamlike, confronting, funny, and sometimes unashamedly weird.

Once -- Arrivals -- Right of return -- The animal -- The hunt -- Bad things -- Cinema -- The olives -- The neighbourhood -- Trash Palace -- Summer holiday -- Manhattan -- And no birds sing -- They all wanted me to be a mermaid -- Best actress in a supporting role -- Meryl Streep -- Barbecue -- There are lots of ladies who have survived the desert -- Mirage, Arizona -- The mind -- All is lost -- Lunch poem -- Richard the Third -- Suggestion box at the museum -- His beating heart -- Self-defence -- In conversation with your neck -- Dear Louise Wallace -- Constellations -- Miniature village -- Poem about poem about Okinawa -- Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The body began to balance itself -- Vigil -- Darling -- -- The way time should pass -- Soundtrack -- The film version -- At least you're in a beautiful room -- Empires -- Leave -- Safety first -- Ahakoa he iti te pounamu, although it is small it is greenstone -- Reminders for December -- Helping my father remember -- Gathering light.

No one can imagine how bad things must be. They sprout in the dark, damp folds of my mind. They grow there - a forest of tiny umbrellas. They flourish - a crown of terrible heads. Bad Things, the new collection by Louise Wallace - poet, not celebrity housewife - is about the different ways in which we survive. Political and personal, the collection navigates celebrity encounters, women and work, the weight of expectation, and the pasts we try to escape and the people we try to hold on to. These poems are dreamlike, confronting, funny, and sometimes unashamedly weird.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Once (p. 11)
  • Arrivals (p. 12)
  • We look more like the criminals (p. 14)
  • Right of return (p. 15)
  • The animal (p. 16)
  • The hunt (p. 17)
  • Bad things (p. 18)
  • Cinema (p. 19)
  • The olives (p. 20)
  • The neighbourhood (p. 22)
  • Trash Palace (p. 23)
  • Summer holiday (p. 24)
  • Manhattan (p. 25)
  • And no birds sing (p. 27)
  • They all wanted me to be a mermaid (p. 28)
  • Best actress in a supporting role (p. 29)
  • Meryl Streep (p. 30)
  • Barbecue (p. 31)
  • There are lots of ladies who have survived the desert (p. 32)
  • Mirage | Arizona (p. 33)
  • The mind (p. 34)
  • All is lost (p. 36)
  • Lunch poem (p. 38)
  • Richard the third (p. 39)
  • Suggestion box at the museum (p. 40)
  • His beating heart (p. 41)
  • Self-defence (p. 42)
  • In conversation with your neck (p. 43)
  • Dear Louise Wallace (p. 44)
  • Constellations (p. 46)
  • Miniature village (p. 47)
  • Poem about poem about Okinawa (p. 48)
  • Santa Fe | New Mexico (p. 49)
  • The body began to balance itself (p. 53)
  • Vigil (p. 54)
  • Darling- (p. 55)
  • The way time should pass (p. 56)
  • Soundtrack (p. 57)
  • The film version (p. 58)
  • At least you're in a beautiful room (p. 59)
  • Empires (p. 60)
  • Leave (p. 61)
  • Safety first (p. 62)
  • Ahakoa he iti he pounamu | Although it is small it is greenstone (p. 63)
  • Reminders for December (p. 64)
  • Helping my father remember (p. 70)
  • Gathering light (p. 72)
  • Notes (p. 76)
  • Acknowledgements (p. 78)