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Poeta : Selected and new poems / Cilla McQueen.

By: McQueen, Cilla, 1949-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Dunedin, New Zealand : Otago University Press 2018Description: 296 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781988531281; 1988531284.Genre/Form: New Zealand poetry -- 21st century.DDC classification: NZ821.2
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Born in 1949, Bluff-based Cilla McQueen is one of New Zealand's best-loved poets. Poeta: Selected and New Poems brings together a definitive selection of her poetry spanning five decades, arranged by the poet in a thematic narrative that elucidates abiding themes while maintaining a loose chronology of her creative life to date. Poeta gathers together poems from the poet's 14 previous volumes, punctuated by 11 striking drawings, and also includes a range of new work that shows her riddling creativity continuing to grow and evolve. Collectively, the poems demonstrate a versatile and diligent wordsmith never content to sit on her laurels, ever experimenting and improving in her attempt to write the world's poem.

Poems.

Includes bibliographical references.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. 11)
  • Living here
  • Homing In (p. 15)
  • Living Here (p. 16)
  • Low Tide, Aramoana (p. 18)
  • Weekend Sonnets, Carey's Bay (p. 20)
  • Synaesthesia (p. 22)
  • Timepiece (p. 23)
  • Listen (p. 24)
  • The Disappearance of a Car (p. 27)
  • Reverie (p. 28)
  • Kids on the Road (p. 30)
  • Learning to Read (p. 31)
  • Vegetable Garden Poem (i) (p. 32)
  • Vegetable Garden Poem (iv) (p. 34)
  • Out the black window
  • Out the Black Window (p. 39)
  • Studio Poem (p. 41)
  • The Mess We Made at Port Chalmers (p. 42)
  • To Ben, at the Lake (p. 43)
  • Joanna (p. 44)
  • Joanna (ii) (p. 45)
  • Edgeways (p. 46)
  • Antiphony (p. 48)
  • Evocations (p. 50)
  • Columbarium (p. 51)
  • Heaven (p. 52)
  • Hokianga Poem (p. 53)
  • Tangi at Mitimiti (p. 54)
  • Saturday Afternoon in Provence (p. 57)
  • Mistral Song (p. 59)
  • Musée Rodin (p. 60)
  • I Step Outside (p. 61)
  • Balcony (p. 62)
  • Attic Bedroom (p. 63)
  • Mungo (p. 64)
  • Letter to Hone (p. 65)
  • Your Eyes (p. 66)
  • Recipe for One (p. 67)
  • Quark dances
  • Quark Dance (p. 71)
  • How to Make a Wind Harp (p. 72)
  • Crikey (p. 73)
  • Pop Song (p. 75)
  • Crumbs (p. 76)
  • Revolution (p. 77)
  • Death Finds the Bishop (p. 78)
  • Thank You John Cage (p. 79)
  • Princess Alice the Incredible Lady Gymnast (p. 80)
  • Wacky Language (p. 82)
  • Soapy Water (p. 83)
  • Anti Gravity (p. 85)
  • Wriggle and Split (p. 87)
  • Benzina (p. 89)
  • Fuse
  • From Bump and Grind (p. 93)
  • From Berlin Diary (p. 96)
  • Ynys Elen (p. 102)
  • A Spectre (p. 106)
  • From the Flounder Inn (p. 112)
  • Fuse (p. 113)
  • Foveaux Express
  • Foveaux Express (p. 119)
  • Bluff Song (ii) (p. 120)
  • Pastoral (p. 121)
  • Tourists (ii) (p. 122)
  • The Rocky Ground (p. 123)
  • Waituna (p. 124)
  • Sternpost (p. 125)
  • Rocks (p. 126)
  • Mist on Motupohue (p. 127)
  • Lucille in Winter (p. 128)
  • Sheep Encounter (p. 129)
  • Muse (p. 130)
  • Miranda (p. 131)
  • Dogwobble (p. 132)
  • Tracks (p. 133)
  • Notes for moths
  • The Glory Track (p. 137)
  • A Wheke (p. 140)
  • A Crayfish (p. 141)
  • Birds (p. 142)
  • Hearts (p. 143)
  • Draughty (p. 144)
  • Notes for Moths (p. 145)
  • Warp (p. 146)
  • To an Unknown Poet (p. 147)
  • Weather (p. 148)
  • Sunday (p. 149)
  • About the Fog (p. 150)
  • Bluff Song (i) (p. 151)
  • Waiting (p. 152)
  • To a Baby (p. 153)
  • Axis (p. 154)
  • Ten Timesteps (p. 155)
  • Wash (p. 159)
  • Umbrella (p. 160)
  • Report on Experience (p. 161)
  • Ripples
  • Photon (p. 165)
  • Poem (p. 166)
  • The Hole (p. 167)
  • Knots (p. 168)
  • Time, on the Surface (p. 169)
  • Gossamer (p. 170)
  • Rakiura, 1823 (p. 171)
  • Immigration, 1810 (p. 172)
  • Artist, 1773 (p. 173)
  • Luncheon Cove (p. 174)
  • Kitchen Table (p. 175)
  • Mining Lament (p. 178)
  • Tiwai Sequence (p. 179)
  • About a Singer (p. 183)
  • Frogs (p. 184)
  • Stoat's Song (p. 185)
  • A Walk Upstream (p. 186)
  • Lifeboat (p. 188)
  • Ripples (p. 189)
  • A Widow's Songs (p. 193)
  • Request (p. 197)
  • St Kilda poems
  • Songs for a Far Island (p. 201)
  • St Kilda (p. 207)
  • Hirta (p. 208)
  • Poet (p. 210)
  • Riddles (i) (p. 211)
  • Riddles (ii) (p. 212)
  • Daughter (p. 214)
  • Ancient (p. 215)
  • A Cleit (p. 216)
  • Tourists (i) (p. 217)
  • Resistance (p. 218)
  • Savage (p. 219)
  • Rite (p. 221)
  • The Last Great Auk (p. 222)
  • Locks and Mirrors (p. 223)
  • The Cleft of the Irishman (p. 224)
  • In the Cleft of the Blankets (p. 225)
  • St Kilda, 1799 (p. 226)
  • Our Cow (p. 227)
  • Fire-penny (p. 228)
  • An Island (Elements) (p. 229)
  • Once in All Time (p. 222)
  • In a slant light
  • 1958 (p. 237)
  • 1971 (p. 240)
  • 1982 (p. 246)
  • Qualia et alia
  • On Resolution Island (p. 253)
  • Bracelet (p. 254)
  • City Notes (p. 255)
  • Bird Text (p. 256)
  • The Deck (p. 257)
  • Hatch's Legacy (p. 258)
  • The Poetic Hen (p. 259)
  • Discovered Hen (p. 260)
  • Eclipse Promo (p. 261)
  • Fitbit (p. 262)
  • Post-Beauty Burger (p. 263)
  • Speaking Things (p. 264)
  • Pursuits (p. 265)
  • A Slater (p. 266)
  • Springs (p. 267)
  • Stave (p. 268)
  • Writing Place (p. 269)
  • At 2am (p. 271)
  • Two Infrastructuriddles (p. 272)
  • Shape-shifter (p. 273)
  • Untree (p. 274)
  • Statue (p. 275)
  • Capsule (p. 276)
  • Power Riddle (p. 277)
  • Pastoral Riddle (p. 278)
  • Epitaph (p. 279)
  • Here and touch
  • Feather - mahinerangi (p. 283)
  • Hands - ida valley (p. 285)
  • Vein - mataura (p. 287)
  • Stem - fiordland (p. 289)
  • Circle - rakiura (p. 291)
  • Her aroha - marilynn (p. 293)
  • Notes (p. 283)