THE WILDER YEARS - Selected poems

ISBN: 9781988592619

Author: David Eggleton    Publisher: Otago University Press

What is invariably terrific in Eggleton’s poetry is not only the relish of his attack, but the flash of lyric underwing colour as he dives on his prey. – IAN WEDDE David Eggleton, Poet Laureate of Aotearoa 2019–21, has published nine poetry collections, and now, finally, comes a ‘Best Of ’. The Wilder Years: Selected Poems is a hardback compendium of the poet’s own selection from 35 years of published work, together with a handful of new poems. Cover art by Nigel Brown. About David Eggleton’s poetry: Eggleton’s word-blasts remain consistently gratifying. His poetry’s ... endlessly imaginative, it’s funny, [and] intellectually rewarding … Every poem is a snapshot of the culture in action. – NICK ASCROFT Vital, elastic, expertly handled language in a Pacific voice of cultural and musical sensibility, poetry to be spoken aloud or in-the-mind. – CILLA McQUEEN … vivid, fizzy and smart. – GRANT SMITHIES

Bind: hardback

Pages: 314

Dimensions: 220 x 170 mm

Publication Date: 25-03-2021

Availability Date: 10-04-2021

Tags: New Zealand   Poetry

$40.00
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