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The Mirror of Simple Annihilated Souls

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Taking a dark turn, thisimportant New Zealandpoetexplores the legacy of a heretic who was burned at the stakein 1310 for writing a thesis called Simple Annihilated Souls. Answering back, modern souls offer their own lamentations in poems such as"The Tired Atheist" and "Driving on the Bypass." ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published August 1st 2010 by Victoria University Press (first published 2010)
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So much brilliance in this collection. Must re-read soon.
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