Fits and Starts

Fits and Starts

by Andrew Johnston


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Andrew Johnston’s mesmerizing new collection weaves together fragments of dream, myth, memory and experience. With humor and melancholy, these poems draw upon the random treasures of the radio alphabet and the ancient contradictions of the Old Testament. At their centre, the mythical figure of Echo roams through an imaginary landscape. Hope, love, health and voice disappear and reappear, rescued by faith in poetry’s power to invent its own kind of sense.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781776560615
Publisher: Victoria University Press
Publication date: 07/01/2016
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Andrew Johnston is a New Zealand poet and editor who has lived in France since 1997. He is the author of five collections of poetry published by VUP: Fits and Starts (2016), Sol (2007), Birds of Europe (2000), The Sounds (1996) and How to Talk (1993), which won the 1994 New Zealand Book Award for Poetry and the 1994 Jessie Mackay Best First Book Award.

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