Fast talker

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AUCKLAND University Press, May 15, 2006 - Poetry - 89 pages
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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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User Review  - Paula - Goodreads

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. Read full review

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Contents

ONE SIRENS Autumn Blast
2
TWO DRUMS The Fencers
15
THREE MESSAGE STICKS Vanishing Map
27
Poem for the Sunburnt
51
Clicker
57
SIX PULSE Fast Talker
72
Occasional Notes
89
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About the author (2006)

\David Eggleton is the author of more than 20 books, including Empty Orchestra, Here on Earth, People of the Land, Rhyming Planet, South Pacific Sunrise, and Ready to Fly, which was a Montana Book Award finalist. He is a winner of the British Street Entertainer of the Year and New Zealand Book Reviewer of the Year Awards and a former Burns Fellow at Otago University.

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