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Into the Wider World: A Back Country Miscellany

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Into the Wider World is a celebration of New Zealand's special wild places by one of its finest poets.

Brian Turner is one of this country's best known and best-loved poets and also one of its most determined conservationists.

In this beautifully illustrated anthology, with photos by Grahame Sydney and Gilbert Van Reenan, he brings together both old and new essays,
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Paperback, 500 pages
Published August 15th 2008 by Godwit
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Sharron
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I read this because I'm interested in writing that explores landscapes and our connections with them. Central Otago is an iconic landscape and Turner evokes it well. This is a place that he has a deep affinity for. While I prefer his poems, and there are a fair few sprinkled throughout the book, his descriptions of the landscape and the people who inhabit it are interesting as are his strongly held political views. Turner doesn't hold back and his writing is passionate with a strong nostalgic to ...more
Stephen
He's a self-confessed free-thinker who loves the outdoors. No bull-shit writing about blokey stuff, nature and life, with a fine appreciation of poets like Whitman, Larkin and others.

Beautifully produced volume with schmaltzy 50s graphics and magnificent photos of central Otago and environs.
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Brian Turner is a former Te Mata Poet Laureate and one of this country's best loved poets. An ardent and accomplished sportsman, conservationist and champion of our wild places, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Otago in 2011. He is the author of several books and lives in the Ida Valley in Central Otago.