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Selected poems / Brian Turner.

By: Turner, Brian, 1944- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington : Victoria University Press, 2019Copyright date: �2019Description: 237 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781776562183; 1776562186.Genre/Form: New Zealand poetry -- 21st century.DDC classification: NZ821.2
Contents:
From Ladders of Rain (1978). The stopover -- Four seasons -- Hawk -- Late winter snow -- The dissolute life -- Madness and the mountain -- Responses to Montale -- The conversation -- Trout -- The rehearsal -- from Ancestors (1981). Madrigal -- Once I thought -- Pheasants -- Furrows of the sea -- Like lamplight -- Silver birches -- Ancestors -- Jack trout -- Maker -- Coming home -- from Listening to the river (1983). Listening to the river -- Women in the dunes -- The age of descent -- Riding high -- Grass -- Druid's hill -- Elegy in the Clutha Valley -- Last songs -- from Bones (1985). The visit -- Snowstorm -- Chestnuts on a mantelpiece -- October in Otamita -- Listening to the mountain -- Because it's real -- from All that Blue Can Be (1989). Training on the peninsula -- Naming the lost -- Drain -- Harrier hawks -- Flight -- Walking in -- Place -- Abandoned homestead -- After -- Alp -- The mixing bowl -- Service -- Firstborn -- Country matters -- The rocks below -- from Beyond (1992). Van Morrison in Central Otago -- Night country music -- The thin man -- Pig -- On a photograph of my father walking to rugby -- Fish -- Beyond -- from Taking Off (2001). Song -- Semi-Kiwi -- Amends -- Ulysses returning -- Easy -- Take heart -- Monte Cassino -- My father in Autumn -- Elegy for Peter Hopper -- Cricket -- The river in you -- The angler -- Through -- The key -- from Footfall (2005). Webs of contradictions -- Case notes -- Toi-toi and tussock -- Sacrosanct -- Memories of war -- Across frontiers -- Twilight days -- Cycling in the Maniototo -- Sliding by -- Flying south -- Poolburn twilight -- Exit -- from The Six Pack (2006) The great where are we -- Ida Valley, January -- On top of the world -- Hawks in a gale -- Cold place -- from Into the Wider World (2008). Angling for utterance -- Taieri days -- Rainbows in the Mararoa Gorge -- Prayer in Autumn -- from Faces in the Water -- from Just This (2009). Epistemologies of place -- What it's like -- In a sponsor's tent -- Foretold -- Just this -- Deserts, for instance -- Sky -- First day of school -- from Chances of revelation -- The earth in enough -- from Inside Outside (2011). Panoramas -- If she hadn't been there -- Surviving the winter -- Faur�e -- Conversations with my son -- Easter Monday, Hampstead Heath -- No course to Ithaca -- Starting with C -- Hard luck, nature -- Snowstorm, Barewood Plateau -- Outdoors outlines -- Bird land -- Walls -- Autumn song -- Secular yet sacred -- New Zealanders, a definition -- By slow degrees -- from Elemental (2012). Somewhere, a river -- Keep it up -- Early summer -- from Boundaries (2015). Behind the near hills -- Oturehua -- You could say -- from Night Fishing (2016). On evolution: just in time -- Playing God -- All you know -- Blackbird -- Mulching -- Night fishing -- Mountains we climb -- Dry river -- A reading of Georgia O'Keefe -- In Ladbroke Grove -- Just possibly -- Previously Uncollected. North of Wedderburn -- Sub-prime etc -- Athens and Andros -- Inland, Oregon -- Trail to Carpenter Mountain fire lookout -- Canopies -- As we have long been doing -- River wind -- Lineage -- Without compunction -- Reality -- Powercos -- Small town blues -- Solo -- December first -- The open road -- Without a world of a lie -- Between Waipiata and Kokonga -- Isosceles -- Home -- Cloud cuckoo land.
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This book is the first to represent the full extent of Brian Turner's achievement as a poet, from his Commonwealth Poetry Prize-winning debut, Ladders of Rain, to poems written in 2018. One of New Zealand's most acclaimed and widely read contemporary poets, Turner is a proud southerner, and the landscapes and skyscapes of the central South Island are amongst the strongest characteristics of his work. His themes range widely, and make striking connections - poems about fathers and sons are also poems about the duties of care we owe to the natural world; love poems open out into metaphysical inquiry; satire keeps close company with political protest. Turner's work is distinguished always by his unmistakable wit and feeling, precision and insight.

From Ladders of Rain (1978). The stopover -- Four seasons -- Hawk -- Late winter snow -- The dissolute life -- Madness and the mountain -- Responses to Montale -- The conversation -- Trout -- The rehearsal -- from Ancestors (1981). Madrigal -- Once I thought -- Pheasants -- Furrows of the sea -- Like lamplight -- Silver birches -- Ancestors -- Jack trout -- Maker -- Coming home -- from Listening to the river (1983). Listening to the river -- Women in the dunes -- The age of descent -- Riding high -- Grass -- Druid's hill -- Elegy in the Clutha Valley -- Last songs -- from Bones (1985). The visit -- Snowstorm -- Chestnuts on a mantelpiece -- October in Otamita -- Listening to the mountain -- Because it's real -- from All that Blue Can Be (1989). Training on the peninsula -- Naming the lost -- Drain -- Harrier hawks -- Flight -- Walking in -- Place -- Abandoned homestead -- After -- Alp -- The mixing bowl -- Service -- Firstborn -- Country matters -- The rocks below -- from Beyond (1992). Van Morrison in Central Otago -- Night country music -- The thin man -- Pig -- On a photograph of my father walking to rugby -- Fish -- Beyond -- from Taking Off (2001). Song -- Semi-Kiwi -- Amends -- Ulysses returning -- Easy -- Take heart -- Monte Cassino -- My father in Autumn -- Elegy for Peter Hopper -- Cricket -- The river in you -- The angler -- Through -- The key -- from Footfall (2005). Webs of contradictions -- Case notes -- Toi-toi and tussock -- Sacrosanct -- Memories of war -- Across frontiers -- Twilight days -- Cycling in the Maniototo -- Sliding by -- Flying south -- Poolburn twilight -- Exit -- from The Six Pack (2006) The great where are we -- Ida Valley, January -- On top of the world -- Hawks in a gale -- Cold place -- from Into the Wider World (2008). Angling for utterance -- Taieri days -- Rainbows in the Mararoa Gorge -- Prayer in Autumn -- from Faces in the Water -- from Just This (2009). Epistemologies of place -- What it's like -- In a sponsor's tent -- Foretold -- Just this -- Deserts, for instance -- Sky -- First day of school -- from Chances of revelation -- The earth in enough -- from Inside Outside (2011). Panoramas -- If she hadn't been there -- Surviving the winter -- Faur�e -- Conversations with my son -- Easter Monday, Hampstead Heath -- No course to Ithaca -- Starting with C -- Hard luck, nature -- Snowstorm, Barewood Plateau -- Outdoors outlines -- Bird land -- Walls -- Autumn song -- Secular yet sacred -- New Zealanders, a definition -- By slow degrees -- from Elemental (2012). Somewhere, a river -- Keep it up -- Early summer -- from Boundaries (2015). Behind the near hills -- Oturehua -- You could say -- from Night Fishing (2016). On evolution: just in time -- Playing God -- All you know -- Blackbird -- Mulching -- Night fishing -- Mountains we climb -- Dry river -- A reading of Georgia O'Keefe -- In Ladbroke Grove -- Just possibly -- Previously Uncollected. North of Wedderburn -- Sub-prime etc -- Athens and Andros -- Inland, Oregon -- Trail to Carpenter Mountain fire lookout -- Canopies -- As we have long been doing -- River wind -- Lineage -- Without compunction -- Reality -- Powercos -- Small town blues -- Solo -- December first -- The open road -- Without a world of a lie -- Between Waipiata and Kokonga -- Isosceles -- Home -- Cloud cuckoo land.