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New Zealand Poets (The Laureate Series)



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 Bill Manhire has published many collections of poems since his first book "The Elaboration" in 1972. Bill Manhire was the inaugural Poet Laureate in 1996/97 and among his many accomplishments was the Prime Minister's Award for Poetry that he received in 2007. He directs the now famous creative writing programme at Victoria University of Wellington.

The 48 poems on this CD come from his "Collected Poems" (VUP,2001) and "Lifted" (VUP,2005). "Lifted" won the prestigious 2006 Montana NZ Book Award. The poems are recorded in approximately chronological order … Love Poem, The Voyage, The Wind, The Elaboration, The Prayer, Vidyapati's Song, Wulf, The Spell, The God Who Watches Over All Perhaps, On Originality, The Song, The Incision, Last Sonnet, Contemplation Of The Heavens, Summer, The Collaboration, A Song About The Moon, Party Going, Night Windows Carey's Bay, Zoetropes, Water: A Stopping Place, Legacies, The Caravan, Children, Miscarriage, Milky Way Bar, Magasin, Masturbating, Jalopy, Out West, Hirohito, Brazil, Phar Lap, My Sunshine, The English Teacher, Moonlight, Blood Falls, Some Frames, Deep Field Song, The Polar Explorer's Love Song, Scavenger, Song, Millennial, The Next Thousand, Without Form, Death Of A Poet, Erebus Voices and Hotel Emergencies.

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. Love Poem
  2. The Voyage
  3. The Wind
  4. The Elaboration
  5. The Prayer
  6. Vidyapati's Song
  7. Wulf
  8. The Spell
  9. The God Who Watches Over All Perhaps
  10. On Originality
  11. The Song
  12. The Incision
  13. Last Sonnet
  14. Contemplation of the Heavens
  15. Summer
  16. The Collaboration
  17. A Song About the Moon
  18. Party Going
  19. Night Windows Careys Bay
  20. Zoetropes
  21. Water: a Stopping Place
  22. Legacies
  23. The Caravan
  24. Children
  25. Miscarriage
  26. Milky Way Bar
  27. Magasin
  28. Masturbating
  29. Jalopy
  30. Out West
  31. Hirohito
  32. Brazil
  33. Phar Lap
  34. My Sunshine
  35. The English Teacher
  36. Moonlight
  37. Blood Falls
  38. Some Frames
  39. Deep Field Song
  40. The Polar Explorer's Love Song
  41. Scavenger
  42. Song
  43. Millennial
  44. The Next Thousand
  45. Without Form
  46. Death of a Poet
  47. Erebus Voices
  48. Hotel Emergencies
  49. A Final Secret
Release date NZ
April 1st, 2010
Jayrem Records
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