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South Pacific

Bill Manhire

South Pacific by Bill Manhire
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Hardback
ISBN: 978 1 857540 46 8
Categories: 20th Century, New Zealand
Imprint: Carcanet Fiction
Published: January 1994
223 x 144 x 23 mm
224 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • You are just an ordinary New Zealander. You have strength, intelligence and good luck, though you are not particularly good at languages. Your family and friends like you, and there is one special friend who thinks you're really swell. Yours is a well-rounded personality; your horoscope is usually good; your school report says 'satisfactory'. But somehow you are restless. Your life is missing challenge and excitement. You want to make this happen. Go to 2.
    Cannibals

    Some Questions I am Frequently Asked

    Ponies

    The Poet's Wife

    Highlights

    Ventriloquial

    Siena

    The Moon at the End of the Century

    The Days of Sail

    Flights of Angels

    Songs of My Life

    South Pacific

    Wings of Gold: A Week among Poets

    The Brain of Katherine Mansfield

    Jenny's Bicycle

    Nonchalance or The New Land: A Picture Book


    Bill Manhire was born in Invercargill in 1946. He was his country's inaugural Poet Laureate and has won the New Zealand Book Award for Poetry four times. He holds a personal chair at the Victoria University of Wellington, where he directs the celebrated creative writing programme and the International Institute of ... read more
    Praise for Bill Manhire '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
    '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
    '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. ...Manhire’s poems make us feel as if we are really there.'
    Billy Collins, Dominion Post
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