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Title Manifesto Aotearoa : 101 political poems / edited by Philip Temple & Emma Neale.
Imprint Dunedin, New Zealand : Otago University Press, 2017.

Subject Political poetry, English -- New Zealand.
New Zealand poetry -- 21st century.
Alt Name Temple, Philip, 1939-
Neale, Emma,
Add Title Manifesto Aotearoa one hundred and one political poems
Subject Political poetry, English -- New Zealand.
New Zealand poetry -- 21st century.
Alt Name Temple, Philip, 1939-
Neale, Emma,
Add Title Manifesto Aotearoa one hundred and one political poems
Description 1 online resource (191 pages) : illustrations
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Contents Politics -- Rights -- Environment -- Conflict.
Politics. The (Andrew) little things / David Eggleton -- First reading / Alex Taylor -- Power riddle / Cilla McQueen -- To miss the point entirely / Vincent O'Sullivan -- A song for happy voters / Kevin Ireland -- The General wants a new flag / Frankie McMillan -- My people / Philip Temple -- Serving notice upon the prime minister / Siobhan Harvey -- The head of department's prayer on a change of government / Keith Westwater -- Bite the bright coin its brilliance / Michael Harlow -- Boom / Richard Reeve -- Procyclical / Nick Ascroft -- How they came to privatise the night / Maria McMillan -- Rugby / Brian Turner -- Tornado funnel / Vivienne Plumb -- Enlightenment / Beverly Martens -- Watchtower / Luke Sole -- A display case in the Museum of Communism / David Howard -- Voluntary labour on the Shkumbini River, Albania / Chris Else -- From The little ache: a German notebook / Ian Wedde -- A revolutionary sonnet / Koenraad Kuiper -- Streets of Kiev / Stephen Oliver -- First impressions / Paula Green -- New Year cartoons / C.K. Stead -- An international poetry festival in Vietnam / Sue Wootton -- The greater wall / Liang Yujing -- Underwear / James Norcliffe.
Rights. Check Inspector 29 / Jeffrey Paparoa Holman -- Manufacture / Ivy Alvarez -- Abrasion / Nigel Brown -- Boxing Day / Peter Olds -- Papa de los pobres / Serie Barford -- Percentages / Benita H. Kape -- Cabin fever / Nell Barnard -- Winter coast / Nicola Easthope -- Chores / Judith Stanley -- Entitlement / Melanie McKerchar -- My dad loves the All Blacks / Jessie Fenton -- The speed of God / Rhian Gallagher -- Pink / Martha Morseth -- A late take on the Marriage Amendment Act / Heather Avis McPherson -- Talking about rape / Ruth Hanover -- From the house where he took her life / Johanna Aitchison -- Stomach it / Amy Paulussen -- Arohata / Jans Freegard -- Tricks of a treaty / Kani Te Manukura -- Anglican prattle / Vaughan Rapatahana -- The quickest way to trap a folktale / Mere Taito -- Whenua ghosts / Ria Masae -- Speaking rights / Arahera Gildea -- For those of you who insist on using the terma Te Urewera 17, 12 or 4 to accompany any newspaper heading or media soundbite / Maraea Rakuruku -- In her own words / Sandi Hall -- Shakespeare on Lorne / Carin Smeaton -- Ah Tonto ... watcha gonna do 'bout Aotearoa? / Reihana Robinson -- Aue / Zoe Taptiklis -- Poems promoting peace / Aroha Yates-Smith -- Dis-Oriental Bay / Trevor Hayes -- Occupy Dunedin / Alison Denham -- Waimakariri and the hikoi / Kathleen Gallagher -- First thing / Lynley Edmeades -- Every day my name is out there / Diane Brown.
Summary "A poem is a vote. It chooses freedom of imagination, freedom of critical thought, freedom of speech. A collection of political poems in its very essence argues for the power of the democratic voice. Here New Zealand poets from diverse cultures, young and old, new and seasoned, from the Bay of Islands to Bluff, rally for justice on everything from a degraded environment to systemically embedded poverty; from the long, painful legacy of colonialism to explosive issues of sexual consent. Communally these writers show that political poems can be the most vivid and eloquent calls for empathy, for action and revolution, even for a simple calling to account. American poet Mark Leidner tweeted in mid-2016 that 'A vote is a prayer with no poetry'. Here, then, are 101 secular prayers to take to the ballot box in an election year. But we think this book will continue to express the nation's hopes every political cycle: the hope for equality and justice ..."--Publisher's description.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781988592060 (electronic bk.)
1988592062 (electronic bk.)
9780947522469
0947522468
OCLC # 1127052629
Additional Format Print version: Manifesto Aotearoa. Dunedin, New Zealand : Otago University Press, 2017 9780947522469 (DLC) 2017416688 (OCoLC)961938818


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