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4.25  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Paperback, 72 pages
Published 2020 by Victoria University of Wellington Press
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Jackson Nieuwland
Apr 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: nz, poetry
I feel like I should have liked this more than I did. It ticks so many boxes for me: trans; a series of poems with the same title throughout the collection which are remixed versions of each other; tight controlled language. And yet it didn’t hit me the way I wanted it too.

The use of rhyme throughout was interesting. It seems rare to me for young ‘literary’ poets to use much rhyme. I think part of why it didn’t end up working for me is because many of these poems feel like exercises or slaves to
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Macklin R
Apr 03, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
There are some poems here that really shine, but unfortunately this collection didn't resonate emotionally for me. ...more
Cassy Kenworthy
Jul 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was the first collection of poetry I have read cover to cover, I really enjoyed it. At times funny, other times perceptive in the same way a child can be. Felt very wholesome and was really accessible poetry.
Shelley
Sep 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
In full disclosure, I know Oscar. Our paths briefly crossed at work (I was starting, he was leaving), but there wasn’t enough time to develop a friendship — I’ve always felt a bit regretful I didn’t realise we both loved poetry until his farewell speeches. Anyway, so I’ve been looking forward to reading this collection for a while.

I’m always envious of people with a literary voice. Oscar’s style is distinct. The clarity of his word choices and phrasing carries through a number of these poems, a
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Vincent Konrad
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
V enjoyable both at the poem level and as a collection. Made a thousand notes cos we were to have a discussion event about it but this has been postponed for covid 😿
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