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Bad things

Author: Louise Wallace
Publisher: Wellington : Victoria University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English
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No one can imagine how bad things must be. They sprout in the dark, damp folds of my mind. They grow there - a forest of tiny umbrellas. They flourish - a crown of terrible heads. Bad Things, the new collection by Louise Wallace - poet, not celebrity housewife - is about the different ways in which we survive. Political and personal, the collection navigates celebrity encounters, women and work, the weight of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
New Zealand poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Wallace
ISBN: 9781776561612 1776561619
OCLC Number: 1004505504
Notes: Poems.
Description: 79 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Once --
Arrivals --
We look more like animals --
Right of return --
The animal --
The hunt --
Bad things --
Cinema --
The olives --
The neighbourhood --
Trash palace --
Summer holiday --
Manhattan --
And no birds sing --
They all wanted me to be a mermaid --
Best actress in a supporting role --
Meryl Streep --
Barbecue --
There are lots of ladies who have survived the desert --
Mirage | Arizona --
The mind --
All is lost --
Lunch poem --
Richard the third --
Suggestion box at the museum --
His beating heart --
Self-defence --
In conversation with your neck --
Dear Louise Wallace --
Constellations --
Miniature village --
Poem about poem about Okinawa --
The body began to balance itself --
Vigil --
Darling --
The way time should pass --
Soundtrack --
The film version --
At least you're in a beautiful room --
Empires --
Leave --
Safety first --
Ahakoa he iti he pounamu | Although it is small it is greenstone --
Reminders for December --
Helping my father remember --
Gathering light.
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Bad Things, the new collection by Louise Wallace - poet, not celebrity housewife - is about the different ways in which we survive.  Read more...

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