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Heartland free pdf Michele Leggott's new book of poetry follows on from her previous collection, Mirabile Dictu, in its exploration of light and of gathering dark. Leggott is a poet of the lilting, shining moment and in five of the sections here we follow her through her own moments and movements - to Devonport, to Australia, to the north - though these sequences also reverberate with the stories and histories of others. The final two sections take this exploration of character and narrative further as in one we see off a soldier to the First World War- and in the other - set in an earlier, unspecified time charted for us by telegraphic weather reports - a family tragedy unfolds, until a body is finally brought home for burial. Previously a poet to whom layout was crucial, the book includes the last poems Michele wrote that she was able to see the shapes of on the page, and thus Heartland gestures back towards previous work while at the same time beginning to chart a new compositional method. Heartland, Leggott says, is 'a destination and a song, a shadow and a single word with two chambers'.

About Michele Leggott

Michele Leggott received the 2013 Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in Poetry. She teaches at the University of Auckland and coordinates the New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre (nzepc). She was the inaugural New Zealand Poet Laureate (2007- 2009) and her publications out of that period include a CD of selected poems, Michele Leggott / The Laureate Series and Mirabile Dictu (2009).

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Author : Michele Leggott
Publisher : Auckland University Press
Data Published : 30 March 2014
ISBN : 186940808X
EAN : 9781869408084
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 120 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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