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Author Wedde, Ian
Title The Lifeguard : Poems 2008-2013
Imprint Auckland : Auckland University Press, 2013
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Note Cover -- Dedication -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- The Lifeguard -- Help! -- Another bottle of oil -- Help! -- The Look -- Three Elegies -- Harry Martens -- Mahmoud Darwish -- Oum Kalsoum -- Shadow Stands Up -- Acknowledgments
Ian Wedde's latest collection of poems are a complex mix of rhapsody, fear, and humor, and the prose explore the contradictions between life's pool-side surfaces and frightening undertows. Opening with a major new series of poems "The Lifeguard," it concludes with another long sequence, "Shadow Stands Up," in which a world of Platonic memory and tidal recurrence is observed from a window-seat in Auckland's conspicuously green-branded Link bus. Bringing together work from the past five years by one of New Zealand's most outstanding contemporary poets, this collection shows a master of the are at his thoughtful and surprising best
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Wedde, Ian The Lifeguard : Poems 2008–2013 Auckland : Auckland University Press,c2013 9781869407698
Subject New Zealand literature.;New Zealand poetry
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