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Dear Heart: 150 New Zealand Love Poems

Dear Heart: 150 New Zealand Love Poems
   

Love - that complicated, delicious, pleasurable, necessary feeling ties us to another human, to a mother, father, son, daughter, sibling, lover or friend. Love can also tie us to a place, an experience, an object. We love and we are loved; unexpectedly, gloriously, painfully, dee... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781869797621
Published 15 May 2012 by Random House
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Green, Paula

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ISBN-13 9781869797621
ISBN-10 1869797620
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Random House
Imprint Godwit
Publication Date 15 May 2012
International Publication Date 5 April 2012
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Green, Paula
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Fiction
AU, NZ & South Pacific Books
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age Young Adults
Reading Age Young Adults
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 141mm
Height: 205mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 550g
Dewey Code 821.00803543
Catalogue Code 240027

Description of this Book

Love - that complicated, delicious, pleasurable, necessary feeling ties us to another human, to a mother, father, son, daughter, sibling, lover or friend. Love can also tie us to a place, an experience, an object. We love and we are loved; unexpectedly, gloriously, painfully, deeply. The majority of the 150 New Zealand love poems selected by antholigist Paula Green for this gorgeous clection reveal adult love - from the sparks of youth to the changing nature of love in old age - but she has also included examples of the love of offspring (Janet Charman's warm loaf), of particular places (Brian Turner and the Maniototo Plains) and of beloved objects (James Brown's bicycle). As she says 'I have arranged the poems as though I were composing a symphony rather than sticking to a chronological rule, because I wanted poetic music along with poetic heart. Now it is over to the reader to explore the different echoes, the unexpected juxtapositions, the contours of tone, the historical links and disconnections, the contemporary exposures. This outstanding anthology, beautifully packaged and including illustrations by leading New Zealand artists, does just that. It also serves as a delightful gift book and as an introduction to the work of this country's finest modern poets.

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Author's Bio

Paula Green is one of New Zealand's most highly regarded poets. With Harry Ricketts she wrote the critically acclaimed I99 Ways into Poetry/I (2010), which was shortlisted for the NZ Post Book Awards 2011. She lives in west Auckland with her husband, the painter Michael Hight, and two daughters.

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