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From the Author of Nick Ascroft

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Nick Ascroft is one of the most gifted young poets to emerge in New Zealand in recent years. He writes with astonishing dexterity in a wide range of voices and styles, but underlying the verbal fireworks is a deeply felt engagement with life in New Zealand today.
Paperback, 72 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Victoria University Press
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Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I don't know enough about poetry to give an erudite, scholarly explanation for my rating here. I just know that a significant number of the poems in this book touched my soul. It's a very slim volume - only some 70 pages of text, but the poems which form that text include so many gems that I couldn't comfortably list them here. I realise that poetic taste is individual, but this book was exactly to my taste - the wistfulness of poems like "A vacuum cleaner", with its closing stanza:

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