This dynamic poetry collection combines punchy political and social awareness with tender observations of everyday life. Embracing a wide variety of subjects, these poems constantly shift in tone and rhythm, ranging from hard-hitting "rants" on the South Pacific, the media, big business, war, and capitalism to gentle lyricisms on love, travel, and the landscapes that the author calls home. Part showman patter, part incantation, part prophetic diatribe, these writings display an energetic and witty style that masterfully merges forceful images with inventive language.
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Some knowledge of the South Pacific is necessary to reading this book of poetry, as the culture and terrain are Eggleton's focus. Witty and poignant, the poems are well-constructed and enjoyable.
ONE SIRENS Autumn Blast
TWO DRUMS The Fencers
THREE MESSAGE STICKS Vanishing Map
Poem for the Sunburnt
SIX PULSE Fast Talker