Hauled Head First Into a Leviathan

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Cinnamon Press, 2008 - English poetry - 64 pages
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This long awaited first collection from one of New Zealand's finest writers reveals Iain Britton as a poet with a remarkable and distinctive voice. The observations are piercingly accurate, the images are visceral and lucid and the crafting impeccable. With a lightness of touch, 'The air is packed with the stirred-up orbits of people's faces' (Ourselves in Wood) and we enter other lives not as mere voyeurs, but as participants.

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About the author (2008)

Iain was born and educated in Palmerston North, New Zealand. He spent many years living and teaching in London, followed by a spell as an EFL teacher in Bournemouth in the south of England. During the 80s he taught in small rural areas such as Manutuke and Taupo in the North Island of New Zealand. He now teaches at a large independent school for boys in Auckland. Even though for many years he has had a long-running relationship with writing in all its various forms, his work with poetry is only a recent pursuit. His first poems were published in 2000.

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