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Charles Brasch: Selected Poems

Charles Brasch (1909–1973) was the founder and first editor of Landfall, New Zealand’s premier journal of literature and ideas. Born in Dunedin, he grew up to be at home in the literature, art and architecture of Europe, but returned to devote his life to the arts in his own country – as editor, critic, collector and patron. Brasch’s vocation, however, was to be a poet. As he said in his memoir Indirections, in writing poems he ‘discovered New Zealand … because New Zealand lived in me as no other country could live, part of myself as I was part of it, the world I breathed and wore from birth, my seeing and my language.’ This selection shows his journey of discovery, as Charles Brasch learned by reading poets such as Rilke, W.B. Yeats and Robert Graves to find his own voice as ‘a citizen of the English language’. It is presented as a beautifully bound cased edition.

Getting It Right: Poems 1968–2015

After establishing a poetic presence on the literary scene in the early 1960s, Dunedin’s Alan Roddick published his first collection, 'The Eye Corrects: Poems 1955–1965', in 1967. A mere 49 years later comes the sequel, 'Getting it Right'. Poet C.K. Stead writes in 'Shelf Life' (AUP, 2016) that he has always been 'a great admirer of the economy and the quiet, sharp wit of [Roddick’s] writing ... Alan Roddick is a \


Written in the eighth and ninth decades of his life, Alan Roddick’s third collection of poetry, Next, examines the past, observes the present and speculates on the future.

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