Blame Vermeer

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Victoria University Press, 2007 - Poetry - 79 pages
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These brief, often biographical verses from one of New Zealand's foremost poets are peppered with playful surprises, worldly observations, and literary allusions while reflecting a painterly eye for vivid scenic detail. Sometimes playful, sometimes cinematic, these poems dazzle, taking in the measured eye of a fine short-story writer, the awareness of a critic, the details of a fine novelist and essayist, and the strict observance of form that comes with being a continual teacher—and therefore eternal student—of language.

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Not one to let on
In praise of those who drive
Late night movie
Yoricks shoulder
Not much but do better
Small talk

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About the author (2007)

Vincent O'Sullivan is an award winning biographer, novelist, dramatist, and poet. He is the author of the novels Believers to the Bright Coast and Let the River Stand, and his poetry collections include Lucky Table; Nice Morning for It, Adam; and Seeing You Asked. He is joint editor of the five-volume Letters of Katherine Mansfield and has edited a number of major anthologies.

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