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Not poems of investigation, but poems of indignation ... Marsh finds self-fulfillment in the act of speaking for the Pacific culture and its inhabitants - Poetry Salzburg Review

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Hone Tuwhare

B. 1922 D. 2008

8 poems available

Gissa smile Sun, giss yr best / good mawnin' one, fresh 'n cool like - 'Sun O (2)', Hone Tuwhare

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Denis Glover

B. 1912 D. 1980

7 poems available

Air falls under the heavy yoke of bells - 'Sunday Morning', Denis Glover

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In the face of loss - human, natural, temporal - McQueen finds salvation in language. Often her work is about artistic endeavour itself: the desire to freeze time, the realisation that this is impossible - Sarah Quigley

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Sam Hunt

B. 1946

8 poems available

Trenches of night between us ... - 'War History', Sam Hunt

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In Smither's poems, the simplest details can be trapdoors to eternity - to 'take in life' can be a promise or a threat. - Hugh Roberts

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If death still comes / we'll strike a pose / and hold our breath / until he goes - Kevin Ireland

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Janet Frame

B. 1924 D. 2004

5 poems available

Poetry is attendance upon the world - Janet Frame

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How easy it is to do something / different, how hard to do / it better, is the message I get / as I hear the tyres purr - 'Training on the Peninsula', Brian Turner

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And again I see the long pouring headland, / And smoking coast with the sea high on the rocks, / The gulls flung from the sea, the dark hooded hills / Swarming with mist, and mist low on the sea - Alistair Te Ariki Campbell, 'The Return'

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Inside every madeleine, you could say, there is a lamington waiting to come out - Vincent O'Sullivan, from 'On Longing'

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I suppose what I really like is to set up a system which looks wonderfully secure when you first encounter it on the page, but within the framework there are crazy things which tip the reader off-balance. - Bill Manhire

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