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Because a woman's heart is like a needle at the bottom of the ocean / Sugar Magnolia Wilson.

By: Wilson, Sugar Magnolia.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Auckland University Press, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 82 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781869408909; 186940890X.Other title: Because a womans heart is like a needle at the bottom of the ocean.Subject(s): New Zealand poetry -- 21st centuryDDC classification: NZ821.3
Contents:
Dear Sister -- Anne Boleyn -- The monster -- Betty as a boy -- Newton Gully mix tape -- Conversation with my boyfriend -- Bathhouse night chat -- Home Alone 2 (with you) -- Full moon celebrations -- Heat wave -- Snow chart -- The moon and my 'house': a review of Haruki Murakami's novel, 1Q84 -- Pup art -- Final 80s expose -- Glamour -- Moon-baller -- Spent -- Gingerly -- Spirit-liver -- Cabin -- Because a woman's heart is like a needle at the bottom of the ocean -- Crane fly -- Mother -- The lake has a long memory -- Muddy heart -- Town -- Bone tired -- The sleep of trees -- Dear X -- Pen pal.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Through fun and gore, love and monsters, Sugar Magnolia Wilson's riveting first collection takes readers inside a world where past and present, fiction and fact, author and subject collide. Playful and yet not so sunny, these poems invite you in with extravagant and surprising imagery, only to reveal the uneasy, Frankenstein world within. `Sugar Magnolia Wilson's work punches holes into a parallel universe which explains ourselves back to us. Because a Woman's Heart is Like a Needle at the Bottom of the Ocean uncovers deep secrets within the reader through Wilson's intelligence, craft and close observation of being. It's an exceptional and uplifting collection which is a joy to read.' - Pip Adam `These poems are clever, intriguing, resistant, arresting, strange, funny and pleasingly unusual. Humorously self-conscious and with a wonderful facility with imagery, the overwhelming evidence in this collection is that Wilson is a significant new writer with a distinctive voice of her own.' - Mark Williams

Poems.

Dear Sister -- Anne Boleyn -- The monster -- Betty as a boy -- Newton Gully mix tape -- Conversation with my boyfriend -- Bathhouse night chat -- Home Alone 2 (with you) -- Full moon celebrations -- Heat wave -- Snow chart -- The moon and my 'house': a review of Haruki Murakami's novel, 1Q84 -- Pup art -- Final 80s expose -- Glamour -- Moon-baller -- Spent -- Gingerly -- Spirit-liver -- Cabin -- Because a woman's heart is like a needle at the bottom of the ocean -- Crane fly -- Mother -- The lake has a long memory -- Muddy heart -- Town -- Bone tired -- The sleep of trees -- Dear X -- Pen pal.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Dear sister (p. 1)
  • Anne Boleyn (p. 11)
  • The monster (p. 14)
  • Betty as a boy (p. 16)
  • Newton Gully mix tape (p. 18)
  • Conversation with my boyfriend (p. 20)
  • Bathhouse night chat (p. 22)
  • Home Alone 2 (with you) (p. 24)
  • Full moon celebrations (p. 26)
  • Heat wave (p. 28)
  • Snow chart (p. 29)
  • The moon and my 'house': A review of Haruki Murakami's novel, 1Q84 (p. 30)
  • Pup art (p. 31)
  • Final 80s exposé (p. 33)
  • Glamour (p. 35)
  • Moon-baller (p. 37)
  • Spent (p. 38)
  • Gingerly (p. 40)
  • Spirit-liver (p. 41)
  • Cabin (p. 43)
  • Because a woman's heart is like a needle at the bottom of the ocean (p. 44)
  • Crane fly (p. 45)
  • Mother (p. 46)
  • The lake has a long memory (p. 47)
  • Muddy heart (p. 48)
  • Town (p. 49)
  • Bone tired (p. 50)
  • The sleep of trees (p. 53)
  • Dear X (p. 56)
  • Pen pal (p. 58)
  • Notes (p. 81)
  • Acknowledgements (p. 82)