Horse with hat / Marty Smith, collages by Brendan O'Brien.
Contributor(s): O'Brien, Brendan [artist.] | O'Brien, Brendan [illustrator.].Material type: BookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Victoria University Press, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 79 pages : illustrations, 1 portrait ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780864739278.Genre/Form: New Zealand poetry -- 21st century.DDC classification: NZ821.3
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
The poems in Horse with Hat cover family feuds; the familial effects of World War II; and horses, both in general and in poet Marty Smith's childhood experience. Some poems look at the long relationship between horse and man and the thousands of years the horse has stood as an icon of speed, power, and civilization. Her father, who made his children learn to ride bareback, is also the subject of many poems. Her family appears as characters throughout the collection, including her father and grandmother who lived on the same farm but never spoke. Still other poems explore the effects of the gift of silence from the men in her family who suffered the Second World War. Poignant and lyrical, these poems form a fascinating debut collection.
Includes bibliographical references.
Hat -- Dad's horses -- Tell the horses not to be angry -- You only made phone calls if someone was sick or dead or married -- Dracula -- Sheep shit and wool grease-- Dawn horses -- Because I am short-sighted the distance shimmers -- Reception -- No horse -- A mile here, a mile there -- To the 25 acres of bush behind our house -- We are allowed to visit at Christmas time -- I remember the cartoon face of my father -- Black Smith -- Creature -- Cúchulainn wins the Great Northern -- Speed -- Deaf -- Lot 165 -- Mummy's boy -- The homestead -- Fencing -- Passionfruit -- They weren't religious, or anything like that -- Agnus Dei -- He couldn't stand the sea, wouldn't go near it -- The back gate of Solway College, thirty years on -- Radar -- Each hour divests her of a garment -- Ratbaggery -- Where morality is -- They didn't pray -- Because children were very precious to them -- Children were very precious -- Precious to them -- You couldn't trust the Arab kids when you were in camp -- Emphysema for Aunty Gwen -- He went away with hair and came back bald -- Dementia for Uncle Charlie -- Denied the opportuntiy to go to war -- Three times, he crashes into the English Channel -- That was the thing, you couldn't find out what happened -- My father, the astronaut -- Until the night -- The glory of his nostrils is terrible.
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