A first book by a young New Zealand poet, whose work - experimental in form - owes much to music and to developments in American poetry in the latter half of the 20th century. While consciously stretching the limits of the poem, Sampson's work remains very communicative, powerful for both ear and eye. Simultaneously published in New Zealand by Auckland University Press.
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The word play! The formal stuffies! The use of words I never befere thought (have seen) used in poetry! It took me a while to get past the word play and formal oddities, but somewhere half-way through ...