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The best of best New Zealand poems / edited by Bill Manhire & Damien Wilkins.

Contributor(s): Manhire, Bill, 1946- | Wilkins, Damien, 1963- | Wilkins, Damien, 1963-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington [N.Z.] : Victoria University Press, 2011Description: 223 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780864736512 (pbk.); 0864736517 (pbk.).Subject(s): New Zealand poetry -- 21st centuryGenre/Form: New Zealand poetry -- 21st century.DDC classification: 821.008
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Since 2000, the online anthology Best New Zealand Poems has showcased the most exciting and memorable poetry produced in this country. Here, for the first time, is a selection of this work in book form. Edited by founding publisher Bill Manhire, and writer Damien Wilkins, this anthology is an indispensable guide to the richness, strangeness, and liveliness of contemporary poetry. With over sixty poets appearing, there's classic work by some of the best-known figures in our writing, including Sam Hunt, Allen Curnow, Jenny Bornholdt, Cilla McQueen, Elizabeth Smither, and Ian Wedde; there are also compelling poems from new writers. Each poet's own note on the selection illuminates the work and takes us inside the writer's personal workshop. The first decade of the new century comes into view as a vibrant, argumentative, restless period, with our poets unafraid of either political engagement or strong personal feeling. The extraordinary range of forms and voices immediately makes this book the most inviting and enjoyable collection of New Zealand poetry available.
Summary: "Since 2000, the online anthology Best New Zealand Poems has showcased the most exciting and memorable poetry produced in this country. Here, for the first time, is a selection of this work in book form. Edited by founding publisher Bill Manhire, and writer Damien Wilkins, this anthology is an indispensable guide to the richness, strangeness, and liveliness of contemporary poetry. With over sixty poets appearing, there's classic work by some of the best-known figures in our writing, including Sam Hunt, Allen Curnow, Jenny Bornholdt, Cilla McQueen, Elizabeth Smither, and Ian Wedde; there are also compelling poems from new writers. Each poet's own note on the selection illuminates the work and takes us inside the writer's personal workshop. The first decade of the new century comes into view as a vibrant, argumentative, restless period, with our poets unafraid of either political engagement or strong personal feeling." --Publisher's description.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Showcasing for the first time selections fromnbsp;a notable online anthology, this volume captures New Zealand's most exciting and memorable poetry in book form. The result is an indispensable guide to the richness, strangeness, and liveliness of contemporary poetry, featuring classic pieces by more than 60 poets, including Jenny Bornholdt, Allen Curnow, Sam Hunt, Cilla McQueen, Elizabeth Smither, and Ian Wedde. Compelling poems from new writers are also included, and each poet's personal note on his or her selection illuminates this array of work. Revealing the first decade of the new century as a vibrant, argumentative, and restless period, this compilation depicts these poets as afraid of neither political engagement nor strong personal feeling.

Since 2000, the online anthology Best New Zealand Poems has showcased the most exciting and memorable poetry produced in this country. Here, for the first time, is a selection of this work in book form. Edited by founding publisher Bill Manhire, and writer Damien Wilkins, this anthology is an indispensable guide to the richness, strangeness, and liveliness of contemporary poetry. With over sixty poets appearing, there's classic work by some of the best-known figures in our writing, including Sam Hunt, Allen Curnow, Jenny Bornholdt, Cilla McQueen, Elizabeth Smither, and Ian Wedde; there are also compelling poems from new writers. Each poet's own note on the selection illuminates the work and takes us inside the writer's personal workshop. The first decade of the new century comes into view as a vibrant, argumentative, restless period, with our poets unafraid of either political engagement or strong personal feeling. The extraordinary range of forms and voices immediately makes this book the most inviting and enjoyable collection of New Zealand poetry available.

"Since 2000, the online anthology Best New Zealand Poems has showcased the most exciting and memorable poetry produced in this country. Here, for the first time, is a selection of this work in book form. Edited by founding publisher Bill Manhire, and writer Damien Wilkins, this anthology is an indispensable guide to the richness, strangeness, and liveliness of contemporary poetry. With over sixty poets appearing, there's classic work by some of the best-known figures in our writing, including Sam Hunt, Allen Curnow, Jenny Bornholdt, Cilla McQueen, Elizabeth Smither, and Ian Wedde; there are also compelling poems from new writers. Each poet's own note on the selection illuminates the work and takes us inside the writer's personal workshop. The first decade of the new century comes into view as a vibrant, argumentative, restless period, with our poets unafraid of either political engagement or strong personal feeling." --Publisher's description.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 11)
  • The Next Thousand (p. 25)
  • The Best of Best New Zealand Poems
  • Having sex with the dead (p. 31)
  • Miss Red in Japan (p. 32)
  • Daughter (p. 33)
  • White Saris (p. 37)
  • Shower (p. 38)
  • The boys (p. 40)
  • methods of assessing the likely presence of a terrorist threat in a remote indigenous community (p. 41)
  • Parachute (p. 43)
  • X-Ray (p. 44)
  • Fitter Turner (p. 45)
  • The Propaganda Poster Girl (p. 55)
  • University Open Day (p. 59)
  • Movie (p. 10)
  • The Strong Mothers (p. 64)
  • Mute song (p. 66)
  • Tidal (p. 68)
  • Walking an imaginary dog (p. 69)
  • Seven Unposted Postcards to My Brother (p. 70)
  • To a woman who fainted recently at a poetry reading (p. 73)
  • The Threepenny Kowhai Stamp Brooch (p. 75)
  • Golden Weather (Cook Strait) (p. 76)
  • When and Where (p. 77)
  • Before we all hung out in cafés (p. 79)
  • Our trip to Takaka (p. 80)
  • Ophelia (p. 82)
  • Songs of the fat brown woman (p. 90)
  • Theory of light (p. 94)
  • Burial (p. 95)
  • the Mongolian Women's Orchestra (p. 96)
  • Waitakere Rain (p. 98)
  • The History of Europe (p. 99)
  • 365 × 30 (p. 100)
  • Lines for a New Year (p. 101)
  • Spring (p. 106)
  • Women's Business (p. 107)
  • The Sunflower (p. 108)
  • Die die, live live (p. 113)
  • nice feijoas (p. 122)
  • big bed (p. 124)
  • Schoeman in Love (p. 126)
  • Ripples (p. 127)
  • Not Another Nafanua Poem (p. 131)
  • Sacred Pulu (p. 132)
  • Hawkeye V4 (p. 134)
  • Brooch (p. 136)
  • yet another poem about a giraffe (p. 137)
  • Where I Went (p. 139)
  • Disjointed on Wellington Railway Station (p. 142)
  • Eternity (p. 144)
  • Making Waves (p. 145)
  • The Child in the Gardens: Winter (p. 148)
  • Goldfish (p. 149)
  • Rose and fell (p. 151)
  • like rain the thunder (p. 152)
  • Hat (p. 153)
  • Two security guards talking about Jupiter (p. 154)
  • Without (p. 155)
  • After Arp (p. 157)
  • After the UN Rapporteur Supported Maori Customary Rights (p. 164)
  • Fear (p. 165)
  • The starlings (p. 166)
  • The Poi Girls (p. 167)
  • To Death (p. 171)
  • and-yellow (p. 172)
  • Certain Trees (p. 173)
  • Notes and Biographies (p. 174)
  • Copyright Acknowledgements (p. 220)