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Edgeland

and other poems
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Edgeland by David Eggleton
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The poetry in David Eggletons new collection possesses an intensity and driven energy, using the poets recognisable signature oratory voice, strong in beat and measure, rooted in rich traditions of chant, lament and ode. Mashing together the lyrical and the slangy, celebrating local vernaculars while simultaneously plugged in to a global zeitgeist of technobabble and fake news, Eggleton recycles and repurposes high visual culture and demotic aural culture. Edgeland offers a tragicomic and surreal skewering of the cons, swindles, posturings and flaws of damaged people on the make, dislocating the reader with high speed jinks and swerves. A satirical eye interrogates data, media bilge, opinion, social change, extreme experience, and worst-case-scenario extrapolations. A menagerie of vivid characters burst off the page including the man who mistook the moon for a candy bar, instigators, prestidigitators, procurators, promulgators, Zorro and Governor Grey alongside a survey of 35 types of beard, an ode to ooze, metadada, Gordon Ramsays pan-sizzled bulls pizzle, a Baxterian moa, and various other waka jumpers hailing from Jafaville to Jacks Blowhole. Edgeland is a dazzling display of polychromatic virtuosity, teeming with irrepressible wordplay, startling imagery and anarchic wit, from one of New Zealands best-loved poets.

Author Biography

David Eggleton is a prolific poet, writer and critic. His most recent collection The Conch Trumpet (OUP, 2015) won the 2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Award for poetry, and he received the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in poetry in October 2016. His other awards include six times Book Reviewer of the Year in the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, PEN Best First Book of Poetry in 1987 and the Robert Burns Fellowship.
Release date NZ
July 2nd, 2018
Pages
112
Audience
  • General (US: Trade)
Illustrations
Illustrations and cover art by NZ artist James Robinson
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Imprint
Otago University Press
Dimensions
120x230x10
ISBN-13
9781988531274
Product ID
27837876

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