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Hoof

Author :  Kerrin P. Sharpe

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Country
New Zealand
Publisher
Te Herenga Waka University Press, New Zealand
ISBN 9781776921225
Format PaperBack
Language English
Year of Publication 2023
Bib. Info 80p. ; 21cm.
Product Weight 150 gms.
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Hoof by Kerrin P. Sharpe arrives with new urgency and longing. These are poems about a father who can only remember one word, ponies that grow hooves of basalt as they pull Scott and Shackleton around Otamahua in sledges, and a woman named Johanna living in a small village in Greenland. She writes about the strange places that watch over our parents, and the delicate but brutal mechanics of surgery. Famous people appear here too: Leonard Cohen, Ted Hughes, William Blake, and Benedict Cumberbatch at a bus stop. Hoof is an invitation to travel by train through the poet’s world. The trains that begin each of the three sections in the book give the reader time to stop and stare. 'Sharpe expresses herself in a pithy but understandable way, is astute at conjuring up fantastic images, and even while dealing with serious matters, she knows how to be funny. A great gift.' —NZ Listener ‘One of the most original and idiosyncratic voices currently writing in New Zealand.’ —Lynley Edmeades, Landfall ‘Kerrin P. Sharpe is a very fine poet whose previous books hooked me with their agility, their lightness of touch, their grounding. . . . Entering the poem is like entering a show both magical and wondrous, and you just want to get another ticket and go through again.’ —Paula Green, NZ Poetry Shelf

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