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Moth hour / Anne Kennedy.

By: Kennedy, Anne, 1959- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Auckland University Press, 2019Copyright date: �2019Description: 101 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781869408947; 1869408942.Genre/Form: New Zealand poetry -- 21st century.DDC classification: NZ821.3 Summary: "In 1973, Anne Kennedy's brother Philip was partying on a hillside when he accidentally fell to his death. Among books and records, Philip left a poem typed in Courier on thick, cream, letter-sized paper...In 'Moth hour,' Anne Kennedy returns to the death of her brother and the world he inhabited, writing 'Thirty-three transformations on a theme of Philip' and concluding with a longer poem, 'The Th�e'"--Publisher's website.
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A complex, moving and ambitious poetic engagement with the death of a brother.The family didn't know what to do about grief. The noisy house went silent. I was fourteen. I lay on the red rug in the sitting room and listened to Beethoven's Thirty-Three Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli, op. 120 - over and over because it was there.In 1973, Anne Kennedy's brother Philip was partying on a hillside when he accidentally fell to his death. Among books and records, Philip left a poem typed in Courier on thick, cream, letter-sized paper. Come catch me little child And put me in a jar . . .In Moth Hour, Anne Kennedy returns to the death of her brother and the world he inhabited, writing 'Thirty-Three Transformations on a Theme of Philip' and concluding with a longer poem, 'The Thé'.Kennedy's extraordinary poems grapple with the rebellious world of her brother and his friends in the 1970s; with grief and loss; with the arch of time. The poems reach into the threads of the past to build patterns, grasped for a moment and then unravelling in one's hands.Moth Hour is a complex, ambitious piece of writing and a moving poetic engagement with tragedy.

Poems.

Includes bibliographical references.

"In 1973, Anne Kennedy's brother Philip was partying on a hillside when he accidentally fell to his death. Among books and records, Philip left a poem typed in Courier on thick, cream, letter-sized paper...In 'Moth hour,' Anne Kennedy returns to the death of her brother and the world he inhabited, writing 'Thirty-three transformations on a theme of Philip' and concluding with a longer poem, 'The Th�e'"--Publisher's website.