Coming to it : selected poems / Sam Hunt.
By: Hunt, Sam.Material type: BookPublisher: Nelson, New Zealand : Potton & Burton, 2018Description: 207 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0947503803; 9780947503802.Subject(s): New Zealand poetry -- 21st century | New Zealand poetry -- 20th centuryDDC classification: NZ821.2
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Sam Hunt is New Zealand¿s best-known and, arguably, best-loved poet. Coming to it: Selected poems is the latest collection of Hunt¿s poems to be published. It is intended to replace both Doubtless: New and selected and Knucklebones: Poems 1962¿2012 (both out of print) to ensure that a substantial selection of his poems remain available to the general reader. In Coming to it, a broad selection of Hunt¿s older poems sit ahead of his more recent work from Chords (2011), Salt River Songs (2016) as well as 19 brand new, previously unpublished poems written in 2018. As always, Hunt¿s unflinchingly honest, elegiac and moving poems roam around familiar themes of family, friends and lovers; landscapes and the play of the weather; and the challenges of ageing and mortality. Sam Hunt has had a remarkable and enduring career, and Coming to it is a fitting tribute to the quality of his poems.
Coming to it -- Four plateau songs -- October in the bay -- My white ship -- Hilary -- Rainbows, and a promise of snow -- Not in this weather -- Sara -- Four Manly verses -- Wave song -- Harpooner's song -- Catching the tide -- Harold Saunders, boatbuilder, Tory Channel -- Brother Lynch -- Your house the moon -- Running scared -- Words for Tina -- Maintrunk country road song -- Christina -- My father today -- Birth of a son -- Moonshine -- Four bow-wow poems -- Returned Serviceman -- A purple balloon -- Back Beach, Castor Bay -- It's rain today in Sydney -- Requiem -- That feeling-of-being-in-the-country -- Every time it rains like this -- Rangitikei river song -- Dead bird -- Death in the street -- Lisa from Manjimup -- New words -- War history -- Wedding party and after -- Six summer sextets -- I wonder what the old man is thinking? -- School policy on stickmen -- We could just disappear -- A new plateau song -- Why a man? -- Old flames -- Hey, Minstrel -- Working the Genesis week -- Making it back in -- Song for Tom -- There isn't a river -- Naming the Gods -- Doubtless -- No bells -- Lugging the sack -- Lines for a New Year -- Chord 1 -- Chord 9 -- Chord 18 -- Chord 32 -- The Loki chords -- Tokatoka chord -- Blessed the fruit -- To be a house -- 11 Runes -- Salt river songs -- Tomorrow, or today (2) -- Death called by -- My father's waistcoats -- Six sestets -- We had a horse -- The further you look -- Talking of the weather -- Up Battle Hill -- Bottle to Battle to Death -- Lyn -- Drunkard's garden -- Return to Rangitoto -- Making tracks -- I was waiting -- No poem -- Both boots -- For the one -- Beware the man -- Walking the morning city -- Collision -- Singing for you now -- A white gentian -- Porirua Friday night -- My father scything -- Return in Spring -- Himatangi -- Notes from a journey -- Early opener -- No Exit -- Girl with black eye in grocer's shop -- for Kristin and Tom on a stormy morning -- Foreign hotel -- Tora wind song -- What dandelions think -- Yellow -- Clearing the ashes out -- Oterei rivermouth -- Glimpse -- Bride among brides -- From the end of the wharf -- Exit lines for an ex -- Voznesensky -- Running out of time -- Too many to name -- Only you -- It's felt like Sunday all day -- And if so -- On the move -- Reminding me -- Worth remembering -- At the hour -- So -- Nights & all -- As of now -- Ward 23 -- A long summer -- Pissed by 11 -- The man talking -- Asked what I do -- I used to live round here -- Now now -- Under Pukekaroro -- Already -- Brothers.
"A selection of Sam Hunt's work from the earliest poems that first made his name, through to new poems written 56 years on in 2018"-- Jacket.