Elemental: Central Otago Poems

Author(s): Brian Turner

NZ - Poetry / Plays

Brian Turner is a former Te Mata Poet Laureate and one of this country's best loved poets. An ardent and accomplished sportsman, conservationist and champion of our wild places,he was awaded a Honorary Doctorate by the Unversity of Otago in 2011. He is the author of several books and lives in the Ida Valley.very special book for everyone who loves those two rugged New Zealand icons: Poet Brian Turner and the Central Otago he so loves and defends. This collection of around 100 poems have been selected by the poet from over 30 years of writing. About half have been previously published u the other half are new. Turner has been one of the few writers who, over a long period of time, has been a lucid and lyrical interpreter of this special part of New Zealand. /B B/B BThe book has an introduction written by the author, and the poems are grouped into 4 parts u Part Earth, Fire, Water and Wind. Hence the title IElemental/I./B B/B BTurner's evocative ,affecting poems are accompanied here by images by well-known Central Otago photographer Gilbert Van Reenan


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Brian Turner is a former Te Mata Poet Laureate and one of this country's best loved poets. An ardent and accomplished sportsman, conservationist and champion of our wild places,he was awaded a Honorary Doctorate by the Unversity of Otago in 2011. He is the author of several books and lives in the Ida Valley.

General Fields

  • : 9781869797416
  • : Random House New Zealand Ltd
  • : Longacre Press
  • : May 2012
  • : 234x153mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : June 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 212
  • : Colour photographs
  • : Brian Turner