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Moonlight : New Zealand poems on death and dying

Author: Andrew Johnston
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Godwit, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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New Zealand poets write about grief, death and dying with particular insight, sensitivity and passion. The 65 poems in this collection offer both solace and strength. They will be welcomed by those dealing with the imminent or recent death of a loved one, as well as by readers who seek the most powerful poetry New Zealand has produced.
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Genre/Form: New Zealand poetry
Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Johnston
ISBN: 9781869621476 1869621476
OCLC Number: 226842988
Notes: Anthology.
Includes index.
Description: 175 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Foreward / Mary Schumacher --
Introduction / Andrew Johnston --
The poems : Moonlight / Bill Manhire. Winter solstice light / Dinah Hawken. Elegy for a grandparent / Brian Turner. Dear Heart / Michele Leggott. Rain on the roof / Janet Frame. Goldfish / Vivienne Plumb. He poroporoaki / J. C. Sturm. The end / Janet Frame. An attempt to prevent the death of an old woman / Glenn Colquhoun. Labour weekend 1981 / Cilla McQueen. Avalanche / Vivienne Plumb. To death / Ian Wedde. Elegy / C. K. Stead. Pastoral / Jenny Bornholdt. Things we didn't do one summer --
a survey / Jenny Bornholdt. Where I went / Gregory O'Brien. Tea mind / Janet Charman. Cancer ward / Bernadette Hall. A spell to be cast prior to dying ; An examination of her body after death / Glenn Colquhoun. Whispers / Geoff Cochrane. Socks and boots can be very difficult / Jenny Bornholdt. Effects / Geoff Cochrane. Before a funeral / Lauris Edmond. The death of old women / Elizabeth Smither. Elegy / Vincent O'Sullivan. A cortège of daughters / Elizabeth Smither. My father today / Sam Hunt. Burial fragments ; from Tomahawk Sonnets: i / Bernadette Hall. Elegy for Peter Hooper / Brian Turner. Sandwiches / Elizabeth Smither. A fall of rain at Mitimiti: Hokianga / Hone Tuwhare. Tangi at Mitimiti / Cilla McQueen. Tangi / Hone Tuwhare. Tangi / James K. Baxter. Amica / Bernadette Hall. On the death of Charles Brasch / Joanna Margaret Paul. Joanna / Cilla McQueen. Sestina of the River Road / James K. Baxter. Heemi / Hone Tuwhare. Grieving, 1972 ; Urgently / J. C. Sturm. Ron Mason / Hone Tuwhare. Brooch / Emma Neale. Voyager / Murray Edmond. Lacrimosa / Anne Kennedy. Her friend who is dying / Dinah Hawken. On the death of my grandmother / Glenn Colquhoun. Opoutere / Bill Manhire. Seven mysteries ; Luck ; Matukituki / Michael Jackson. The jersey / Jenny Bornholdt. Kevin / Bill Manhire. The dead / Janet Frame. After / Brian Turner. The suicides ; The turquoise bird / Janet Frame. Omoka / Alistair Te Ariki Campbell. In memory of my parents / Elizabeth Smither. Snow falling / Bernadette Hall. Erebus voices / Bill Manhire. Frost / Cilla McQueen. Untitled / J. C. Sturm.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Johnston.

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This intelligent, moving collection taps into the extraordinarily powerful way New Zealand poets address the subject of death, dying and grief.  Read more...

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