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Craven / Jane Arthur.

By: Arthur, Jane (Poet).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Victoria University Press, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 80 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781776562879; 1776562879.Subject(s): New Zealand poetry -- 21st centuryGenre/Form: Poetry.DDC classification: NZ823.3
Contents:
Circles of lassitude -- Gather, daughters -- Idiots -- We live for the illusion of our living -- Sit down -- Habits of the maiden owl -- Residue -- Brangelina -- To check up on the state of your heart you must lie back -- Travelling -- Oh, great -- A sharp large knife -- Fall -- Figurehead -- Romance and glamour -- You used to have dreams that unsettled you -- On the short flights -- Muscle -- O Juliet -- Lore -- Glass hands -- Release -- Pianoforte -- The dance -- The lonely paparazzo -- What you are not -- Reach -- Every day -- Time-travel TV series -- Situation -- Deprivation -- The sum of your life -- Messing up the scales -- The sky as a metaphor for everything -- Constance -- Don't know where, don't know when -- Primary school baptism -- I'm home a lot -- How much of living is fighting -- Fist heart -- What is this -- The real reason why Hollywood won't cast Jane Arthur anymore -- Snowglobe
Summary: Craven is an exceptional debut: Jane Arthur delights, unnerves and challenges in poems that circle both the everyday and the ineffable – piano practice, past lives, being forced onto dance floors. This is a smart and disarming collection that traces the ever-changing forms of light and dark in our lives, and how our eyes adjust, despite ourselves, as we go along.
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Craven is an exceptional debut: Jane Arthur delights, unnerves and challenges in poems that circle both the everyday and the ineffable - piano practice, past lives, being forced onto dancefloors. This is a smart and disarming collection that traces the ever-changing forms of light and dark in our lives, and how our eyes adjust, despite ourselves, as we go along.

Poems.

Jane Arthur was the recipient of the Sarah Broom Poetry Prize in 2018, judged by Eileen Myles. She has worked in the book industry for over fifteen years as a bookseller and editor. She has a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from the IIML at Victoria University of Wellington. Born in New Plymouth, she lives in Wellington with her family and dogs.

Includes bibliographical references (page 80).

Circles of lassitude -- Gather, daughters -- Idiots -- We live for the illusion of our living -- Sit down -- Habits of the maiden owl -- Residue -- Brangelina -- To check up on the state of your heart you must lie back -- Travelling -- Oh, great -- A sharp large knife -- Fall -- Figurehead -- Romance and glamour -- You used to have dreams that unsettled you -- On the short flights -- Muscle -- O Juliet -- Lore -- Glass hands -- Release -- Pianoforte -- The dance -- The lonely paparazzo -- What you are not -- Reach -- Every day -- Time-travel TV series -- Situation -- Deprivation -- The sum of your life -- Messing up the scales -- The sky as a metaphor for everything -- Constance -- Don't know where, don't know when -- Primary school baptism -- I'm home a lot -- How much of living is fighting -- Fist heart -- What is this -- The real reason why Hollywood won't cast Jane Arthur anymore -- Snowglobe

Craven is an exceptional debut: Jane Arthur delights, unnerves and challenges in poems that circle both the everyday and the ineffable – piano practice, past lives, being forced onto dance floors. This is a smart and disarming collection that traces the ever-changing forms of light and dark in our lives, and how our eyes adjust, despite ourselves, as we go along.