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Book Launch - Brian Turner, Selected Poems.

Location: Alexandra Community House
Region: Alexandra
Dates: Fri, 14 June 2019 @ 5.30pm - 8.30pm

  • Book Launch - Brian Turner, Selected Poems.

Book launch - Brian Turner, Selected Poems. 

This book is the first to represent the full extent of Brian Turner's achievement as a poet, from his Commonwealth Poetry Prize-winning debut, Ladders of Rain, to poems written in 2018. One of New Zealand's most acclaimed and widely read contemporary poets, Turner is a proud southerner, and the landscapes and skyscapes of the central South Island are amongst the strongest characteristics of his work. His themes range widely, and make striking connections poems about fathers and sons are also poems about the duties of care we owe to the natural world; love poems open out into metaphysical inquiry; satire keeps close company with political protest. Turner's work is distinguished always by his unmistakable wit and feeling, precision and insight.

Come along to Alexandra Community House to celebrate the launch of 'Selected Poems', 5.30pm-8.30pm, 14th June.

Enjoy some local wine and cheese and be entertained by jazz musician Les Richardson.

Entry is by donation at the door. Everyone welcome.

This event is facilitated by the 'Poetry Party' - a group of enthusiastic poetry supporters in Central Otago.


Alexandra Community House

14 - 16 Centennial Ave, Alexandra