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Lifted / Bill Manhire.

By: Manhire, Bill, 1946-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington [N.Z.] : Victoria University Press, 2005Description: 79 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 086473509X (pbk.).Subject(s): Montana New Zealand Book Awards winners | New Zealand poetry -- 21st century | Poetry -- New Zealand | Montana New Zealand Book Awards winners | Poetry -- Collections -- New ZealandGenre/Form: New Zealand poetry -- 21st century. | New Zealand poetry -- 21st century.DDC classification: 821
Contents:
Without form -- The god's journey -- Song : Alzon -- Across Brooklyn -- The ladder -- Opoutere -- Still life with wind in the trees -- The writer -- The first film -- After the movie -- Creative nonfiction -- The party next door -- Unusual film idea -- An inspector calls -- Hotel Belair -- Encouragement -- Dogs -- Erebus voices -- The monks -- My childhood in Russia -- Mist -- OE -- Global track -- Two literals -- Entering America -- Hotel emergencies -- The news -- The park -- False William -- Medical -- Old man talking in his sleep -- Bumps -- Death of a poet -- The confident troubador -- Palais Lutetia -- Villa Ephrussi -- Birds of Europe -- Menton -- Hunky-dory -- Kevin.
Awards: Montana New Zealand Book Awards, 2006: Poetry. | Montana New Zealand Book Awards 2006 Poetry Winner.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

First published in 2005, Lifted won the 2006 Montana New Zealand Book Award for Poetry.

"Manhire shows not only his mature formal skills but his ability to look unflinchingly into the heart of things. He is a poet in which a sly sense of humour is coupled with a respect for whatever truths a poem can wring out of experience." --Billy Collins

These poems want urgently to know how the secular spirit can lift itself in the face of mortality and human violence. They are full of richness and courage and surprise, turning from grief to curiosity; then to beauty, humour, anger, gratitude, acceptance and once again to curiosity. Lifted is a book by a poet writing at the height of his powers.

Some poems previously published.

Without form -- The god's journey -- Song : Alzon -- Across Brooklyn -- The ladder -- Opoutere -- Still life with wind in the trees -- The writer -- The first film -- After the movie -- Creative nonfiction -- The party next door -- Unusual film idea -- An inspector calls -- Hotel Belair -- Encouragement -- Dogs -- Erebus voices -- The monks -- My childhood in Russia -- Mist -- OE -- Global track -- Two literals -- Entering America -- Hotel emergencies -- The news -- The park -- False William -- Medical -- Old man talking in his sleep -- Bumps -- Death of a poet -- The confident troubador -- Palais Lutetia -- Villa Ephrussi -- Birds of Europe -- Menton -- Hunky-dory -- Kevin.

Montana New Zealand Book Awards, 2006: Poetry.

Montana New Zealand Book Awards 2006 Poetry Winner.

Some poems previously published.

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