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Manifesto Aotearoa: 101 Political Poems

Manifesto Aotearoa: 101 Political Poems (Hardback)

Edited by Philip Temple, Philip Temple
Edited by Neale, Emma

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A poem is a vote. It chooses freedom of imagination, freedom of critical thought, freedom of speech. A collection of political poems in its very essence argues for the power of the democratic voice. Here New Zealand poets from diverse cultures, young and old, new and seasoned, fr...om the Bay of Islands to Bluff, rally for justice on everything from a degraded environment to systemically embedded poverty; from the long, painful legacy of colonialism to explosive issues of sexual consent. Communally these writers show that political poems can be the most vivid and eloquent calls for empathy, for action and revolution, even for a simple calling to account. American poet Mark Leidner tweeted in mid-2016 that A vote is a prayer with no poetry. Here, then, are 101 secular prayers to take to the ballot box in an election year. But we think this book will continue to express the nations hopes every political cycle: the hope for equality and justice. Two small but potent words. 101 potent poems. Stand up, write back!
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ISBN 9780947522469
Published NZ 27 Apr 2017
Publisher Otago University Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780947522469
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Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Otago University Press
Imprint Otago University Press
Published 27 Apr 2017
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Philip Temple, Philip Temple
Edited by Neale, Emma
Category Politics & Government
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 184
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 230mm
Dewey Code 821.3080358
Weight 592g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade