Various; Contemporary New Zealand Poets In Performance (AUP) BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2007

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Various; Contemporary New Zealand Poets In Performance (AUP) BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2007

This second volume of an excellent series (with CDs) of New Zealand poets reading their own work came from Auckland University Press and was edited by Jack Ross and Jan Kemp. It followed the previous volume, Classic New Zealand Poets in Performance.

This one includes poems by Bernadette Hall, Sam Hunt, Bill Manhire, Ian Wedde, Keri Hulme, David Eggleton, Iain Sharp and others. A worthy and rewarding collection, as you might expect

Words and voices -- and from no other place but New Zealand.

The soundtrack to our internal dialogues and monologues. "Important" and "worthy", yes.

But also damn good.

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