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Collected Poems Paperback – 27 Sep 2001

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  • Paperback: 303 pages
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd; 1st ed. edition (27 Sep 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857545370
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857545371
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 2.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 829,856 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bill Manhire is a poet, short fiction writer and critic, who founded the influential creative writing program at Victoria University of Wellington. He was New Zealand's first Poet Laureate, and has won a number of awards for his work, including the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement. His books include The Victims of Lightning and The Moderately Hungry Maggot, and a recently published Selected Poems. He is known for his collaborative work: in the visual arts with the painter Ralph Hotere, in music with the jazz composer Norman Meehan, and in science with the physicist Paul Callaghan.

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"A poet of considerable subtlety and strength, a 'dangerous writer.'" -- Charles Causley, Landfall

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BILL MANHIRE was born in Invercargill in 1946. He was his country's inaugural Poet Laureate and has won the New Zealand Book Award for Poetry four times. He holds a personal chair at the Victoria University of Wellington, where he directs the celebrated creative writing programme and the International Institute of Modern Letters. His volume of short fiction South Pacific was published by Carcanet in 1994.

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