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Inklings: Poems
 
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Bill Direen
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Inklings: Poems

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Paperback, 38 pages
Published December 1988 by Nag's Head Press
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Inklings by Bill Direen

One of the undiscovered gems of New Zealand poetry. Inklings is the first collection by renowned singer/songwriter Bill Direen released in 1988. A sense of isolation inhabits many of these poems, separateness from the seasons, cicadas, childhood, memory, all of which take on a curiously magical quality, a type of innocence or beauty that the author observes as an outsider:

Children’s concert

a pride of adults
obliged to endure it

this was peace
this world apart

this fine thin s
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