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The Rocky Shore

The Rocky Shore

Exploring the intricacies of topics such as love, death, children, and illness, this new, thought-provoking poetry collection balances its denser themes with meditations on lighter subjects such as bread-making and gardening. Skillfully crafted, the images evoked in each poem off... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780864735805
Barcode 9780864735805
Published 10 March 2008 by Victoria University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Bornholdt, Jenny
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ISBN-13 9780864735805
ISBN-10 0864735804
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Victoria University Press
Imprint Victoria University Press
Publication Date 10 March 2008
International Publication Date 1 April 2009
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Bornholdt, Jenny
Category Award Winning
Poetry Texts & Anthologies
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Award Winning Adult's Titles
Number of Pages 80
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 129g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 821.2
Catalogue Code 44446

Description of this Book

Jenny Bornholdt's new book, The Rocky Shore, is a collection of long(ish) poems. In these talky poems, she ranges over a wide variety of territory - love, death, children, illness, bread-making, and the garden. All the big themes.

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Awards Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Poetry Category 2009

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Author's Bio

Jenny Bornholdt is a poet and anthologist. Born in Lower Hutt in 1960, she holds a BA in English Literature and a Diploma in Journalism. She attended Bill Manhire's original composition course at Victoria University of Wellington in 1984. She is the author of a number of collections of poetry including Summer (2003) and These Days (2000) and Miss New Zealand: Selected Poems, which was published in 1997. She has, with her husband, poet Gregory O'Brien, edited a collection of New Zealand love poetry My Heart Goes Swimming (1996) and they, with Mark Williams, edited An Anthology of New Zealand Poetry in English (1997) which won the 1997 Montana New Zealand Book Award for Poetry. Jenny Bornholdt spent six months of 2003 in Menton, France as the 2002 Meridian Energy Katherine Mansfield Fellow. She was New Zealand's Te Mata Poet Laureate 2005-2007.

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