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Janet Frame

B. 1924 D. 2004

5 poems available

Poetry is attendance upon the world - Janet Frame

Poet

6 poems available

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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Rest on memory's sea-bed: we will swim down to thee. - Andrew Johnston, 'The Sunflower'

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7 poems available

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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4 poems available

I shall try to do likewise, / Determined to go beyond tears, / in the memory of being happy. - Gary Langford, 'Determined Thought'

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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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Jan Kemp

B. 1949

7 poems available

We lie on love's breath - Jan Kemp, 'Puriri'

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Allen Curnow

B. 1911 D. 2001

3 poems available

All poems are rash acts. - Allen Curnow

Poet

5 poems available

Art's whatever you choose to frame. - 'Leaving the Tate', Fleur Adcock

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A Mangaweka Road Song - Sam Hunt
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Rangitikei River Song - Sam Hunt
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