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ISBN: 978 0 856359 60 6
Categories: 20th Century, New Zealand
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: September 1991
216 x 135 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Praise for Bill Manhire Book of the week
Turning the pages of 'Lifted', no reader can fail to be surprised and delighted by the variety of voices and tones... Manhire shows not only his mature formal skills but his ability to look unflinchingly into the heart of things. He is a poet in which a sly sense of humour is coupled with a respect for whatever truths a poem can wring out of experience. ...Manhires poems make us feel as if we are really there. - Billy Collins, Dominion Post
Named one of The NZ HERALD'S 'Books of the Year'
Named as one of The Listener's 'New Zealand's Best Books 2005'
The biggest noise in New Zealand poetry is Bill Manhire... Manhire has always known how to look at the human condition and state it simply through his poems. 'Lifted' is confident and emotive in what it tries to achieve. ...'Lifted' is shining stuff from truly one of our best poets. Definitely check this one out. - Hamesh Wyatt, Otago Daily Times
Manhire changes tack in every poem, coming at us with different techniques and different personae. It's a marvellously varied performance...Lifted is a short book, but few readers will be able to take it all in at a single sitting. It demands -and rewards- re-reading. - Iain Sharp, Sunday Star Times
An event to be celebrated . . . a powerful collection. - Tom Weston, The Press
He has matured sturdily, and grown to an impressive height, and put down roots so tenacious in their grip on the world that itll take the devil of a wind to topple him. - Michael Hulse, New Zealand Books
I love this latest collection of poems. . . They are hauntingly beautiful. - Alexandrina Ellis, Salient
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