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The Summer King: Poems (Hardback)

Joanna Preston

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ISBN 10: 1877372692 / ISBN 13: 9781877372698
Published by Otago University Press, New Zealand, 2009
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Language: English . Brand New Book. The Summer King - a book of poetry - tells stories exploring the world we inhabit and our relationships with the other. Myth, catastrophe, family, strangers, sex, sport - all are featured in this fine and fierce first collection (Gillian Clark). The book contains two sequences: Cowarral, about poet Joanna Preston s family farm in the Forbes Valley of New South Wales (Australia), and Venery, which was inspired by the collective nouns that first appeared in the Book of St. Albans. Joanna Preston, an exciting new Australasian voice, was the inaugural winner of the Kathleen Grattan Award for Poetry, which is New Zealand s richest poetry prize. Her warm, accessible, and moving poetry shows technical skill, originality, verve, wit, and humanity. Bookseller Inventory # AAG9781877372698

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Title: The Summer King: Poems (Hardback)

Publisher: Otago University Press, New Zealand

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition:New

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The Summer King tells stories, exploring the world we inhabit and our relationships with the other. Myth, catastrophe, family, strangers, sex, sport all feature in this fine and fierce first collection’ (Gillian Clark). The book contains two sequences: Cowarral’, about Preston’s family farm in the Forbes Valley of NSW, and Venery’, which was inspired by the collective nouns that first appeared in the Book of St Albans.

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Joanna Preston was born in Sydney and spent her childhood in outback New South Wales. In 1994, she migrated to Christchurch, and has since been active in the Canterbury literary scene. From 2003 to 2006, she lived in the United Kingdom, adding an MPhil. in Creative Writing from the University of Glamorgan to her BA in Theatre and Film Studies. Her award-winning poems have been widely published in New Zealand and internationally, including in the prestigious 2007 Carcanet anthology New Poetries IV and Best Australian Poems 2005. In 2008, Preston was the inaugural winner of The Kathleen Grattan Award for Poetry.

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