Hoard

Hoard

by Fleur Adcock

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Overview

Brings together poems Fleur Adcock had to keep under wraps because they didn't suit the themes of her last two collections, The Land Ballot and Glass Wings. Here are reflections on the tools of her trade (handwriting, typewriters), snatches of autobiography (a brief, ill-considered second marriage followed by her migration from New Zealand to England in 1963), and poems on trees, wildlife and everyday objects. The most recent poems in the book recall Adcock's visits around the North Island of New Zealand in 2015, affirming her renewed although not uncritical affection for the country of her birth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780373966
Publisher: DUFOUR
Publication date: 12/20/2017
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 1,231,220
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

I

Loot 11

Mnemonic 13

Her Usual Hand 14

Six Typewriters 15

Flat-warming Party, 1958 16

The Anaesthetist 17

The Second Wedding 18

The Sleeping-bag 19

A Game of 500 20

La Contessa Scalza 21

North London Polytechnic 22

Election, 1964 23

Kidnapped 24

II

Ann Jane's Husband 26

Mother's Knee 27

Camisoles 29

The March 30

You, Ellen 32

III

Hortus 38

A Spinney 39

Fox-light 41

Albatross 42

Cheveux de Lin 44

My Erstwhile Fans 45

The Bookshop 46

Maulden Church Meadow 47

Oscar and Henry 48

Real Estate 49

The Lipstick 50

Hair 51

Pacifiers 52

Bender 53

Hot Baths 54

Standedge 55

Hic Iacet 56

IV

Pakiri 58

Helensville 59

Ruakaka 60

Blue Stars 61

Fowlds Park 63

Mercer 65

Alfriston 67

Thames 68

Raglan 70

Miramar Revisited 71

Carterton 72

Tinakori Road 74

High Rise 76

The Old Government Buildings 77

Lotus Land 79

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