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Author: Amnesty International. New Zealand Section.
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Random House, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This anthology brings together the favourite poems of 100 well-known New Zealanders - with a twist. The 100 Kiwis were approached by the Amnesty International group at Auckland Girls' Grammar School and asked to contribute a letter explaining why their chosen poem was dear to them, hence the title. The replies are astounding, with moving letters from such luminaries as Dave Dobbyn, Dame Sylvia Cartwright, Mike  Read more...
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Genre/Form: New Zealand poetry
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amnesty International. New Zealand Section.
ISBN: 9781869418328 1869418328
OCLC Number: 156610485
Notes: "Amnesty International."
Anthology of poems.
Includes index.
Awards: Winner of BPANZ Book Design Awards: Non-Illustrated Book 2008
Description: 256 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Timepiece, Cilla McQueen / Michele A'Court --
Lament for Barney Flanagan, James K. Baxter / Rod Alley --
Horse is dead, Murray Ball / Murray Ball --
Dunedin poem, Janet Frame / Arthur Baysting --
The destruction of Sennarcherib, Lord Byron / Gavin Bishop --
The rear-guard, Siegfried Sassoon / Don Brash --
Stones as sculptor, Kevin Ireland / Steve Braunias --
Uncertainties, D.J. Enright / Bernard Brown --
Sleeping arrangements, Richard Langston / Jaquie Brown --
A Takapuna businessman considers his son's death in Korea, James K. Baxter / Rick Bryant --
The cupboard, Arthur Rimbaud / Dean Buchanan --
Cargoes, John Masefield / Peter G. Bush --
On the swag, R.A.K. Mason / Dorothy Butler --
On the swag, R.A.K. Mason / Sir Douglas Graham --
For the union, Robert Lowell / John Campbell --
My last duchess, Robert Browning / Dame Silvia Cartwright --
Elegy, Jerry Chunn / Mike Chunn --
Crossing the bar, Alfred Lord Tennyson / Belinda Clark --
Kubla Khan, Samuel Taylor Coleridge / Helen Clark --
Kubla Khan, Samuel Taylor Coleridge / Sir Geoffrey Palmer --
Boy, Elizabeth Coleman / James Coleman --
Sonnet, John Keats / Sandra Coney --
Farmhand, James K. Baxter / Max Cryer --
High flight, John Gillespie Magee, Jr. / Graeme Dingle --
Song of the years, James K. Baxter / Dave Dobbyn --
The listeners, Walter de la Mare / Lynley Dodd --
My father today, Sam Hunt / Graeme Downes --
Secular litany, M.K. Joseph / Brian Easton --
I'm nobody! Who are you?, Emily Dickinson / David Eggleton --
He will come back, the one I'm waiting for, Ahmed Zaoui / Riemke Ensing --
Johnny I hardly knew ye, Anon / Jacqueline Fahey --
The lament of the nun of Beare, Anon / Fiona Farrell --
Bump!, Spike Milligan / Otis Frizzell --
The Tollund man, Seamus Heaney / Maurice Gee --
Hotere, Hone Tuwhare / Jenny Gibbs --
The skeleton of the great moa in the Canterbury museum, Christchurch, Alan Curnow / Phil Goff --
On his blindness, John Milton / William Gruar --
High country weather, James K. Baxter --
Nicky Hager --
High country weather, James K. Baxter / Elizabeth Hawthorne --
Don't knock the Rawleigh's man, Vincent O'Sullivan / Roger Hall --
From 'the beaches', Robin Hyde / Miranda Harcourt --
The cutting, Sam Sampson / Bob Harvey --
The search, Rita Dove / Carol Hirschfeld --
For everyone, Pablo Neruda / Sam Hunt --
The lover showeth how he is forsaken of such as he sometime enjoyed, Sir Thomas Wyatt / Kevin Ireland --
Ozymandias, Percy Bysshe Shelley / Sir Robert Jones --
The dark side of trees, Cecil Rajendra / Jane Kelsey --
At Grass Street, Lauris Edmond / Dame Fiona Kidman --
The quality of mercy is not strain'd, William Shakespeare / Cindy Kiro --
Flex, Dave Yetton / Chris Knox --
Parents & children, Albert Wendt / Luamanuvao Winnie Laban --
No ordinary sun, Hone Tuwhare / Keith Locke --
Sea-fever, John Masefield / Andy Lovelock --
The day lady died, Frank O'Hara / Dave McArtney --
Children, Bill Manhire / Finlay Macdonald --
Inversnaid, Gerard Manly Hopkins / Don McGlashan --
The chiffonier, Fleur Adcock / Elizabeth McRae --
Sonnet, Barnabe Barnes and the song of the mad prince, Walter de la Mare / Margaret Mahy --
Do not go gentle into that good night, Dylan Thomas / Owen Marshall --
The lake of Innisfree, W.B. Yeats / Lesley Max --
Child at heart, Bernice Mene / Bernice Mene --
Refugee blues, W.H. Auden / Jim Moriarty --
The storm, Moana Mourie / Graham Mourie --
The journey of the magi, T.S. Eliot / Rosslyn Noonan --
Home thoughts, Denis Glover / Rod Oram --
The story of Mongrel Grey, Banjo Paterson / Lance O'Sullivan --
Kia whakapākeha au i ahau, Merimeri Penfold & Elegy written in a country churchyard, Thomas Gray / Merimeri Penfold --
Liverpool, Michael Donaghy / Emily Perkins --
From 'the prophet', Kahlil Gibran / Anjum Rahman --
From 'landfall in unknown seas', Allen Curnow / Sir Paul Reeves --
Glimpses of ecstasy over the Pacific, Kapka Kassabova --
The weeping song, Nick Cave / Margi Robertson --
Beware the man, Sam Hunt / Mark Sainsbury --
From ' ode : intimations of immortality from recollections of early childhood, William Wordsworth / Susan St John --
A pair of sandals, James K. Baxter / Anand Satyanand --
Carrington Briggs, Spike Milligan / Tom Scott --
What price Vietnam, Arapeta Awatere / Tim Shadbolt --
Redemption, George Herbert / Ced Simpson --
Sailing to Byzantium, W.B. Yeats / Stephen Sinclair --
If you forget me, Pablo Neruda / Elizabeth Smither --
A nocturnal upon St Lucy's day, John Donne / C.K. Stead --
Luncheon cove, Cilla McQueen / Dougal Stevenson --
The St Columbo's cat, Che'den Strickson Pua & Jane Filemu / Feleti Strickson-Pua --
After, Brian Turner / Grahame Sydney --
The literary man tends a modern garden, Kevin Ireland / Marte Szirmay --
Ballad of Calvary Street, James K. Baxter / John Tamihere --
Papa-tu-a-nuku, Hone Tuwhare / Georgina te Heuheu --
Not understood, A.R.D. Fairburn / Dame Catherine Tizard --
Cows, The Topp Twins / Jools and Lynda Topp --
Crossing Cook Strait, James K. Baxter / Chris Trotter --
At grass, Philip Larkin / Brian Turner --
Cricket, Brian Turner / Glenn Turner --
E pa to hau, Tainui / Ranginui Walker --
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy, Lynley Dodd / Wendy Walker --
If-, Rudyard Kipling / Sir Tim Wallis --
Randolph's going home, Shayne Carter / Barabara Ward --
Sentence on the landscape, Murray Edmond / Jennifer Ward-Lealand --
God's grandeur, Gerard Manly Hopkins / Cardinal Thomas Williams --
The King's breakfast, A.A. Milne / Dame Dorothy Winstone --
There's always things to come back to the kitchen for, Alison Wong / Gilbert Wong.

Abstract:

This anthology brings together the favourite poems of 100 well-known New Zealanders - with a twist. The 100 Kiwis were approached by the Amnesty International group at Auckland Girls' Grammar School and asked to contribute a letter explaining why their chosen poem was dear to them, hence the title. The replies are astounding, with moving letters from such luminaries as Dave Dobbyn, Dame Sylvia Cartwright, Mike Chunn, Jaquie Brown, Sir Bob Jones and Lesley Max, accompanied by a treasure trove of poetry that's for dipping into both by poetry lovers and poetry newbies alike.

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