Poetry

The Original Brian Turner

Four books by Brian Turner: Somebodies and Nobodies Vintage, 2002, 399 pages   Just This Victoria University Press, 2009, 111 pages, NZ$25   Inside Outside Victoria University Press, 2011, 134 pages, NZ$30   Elemental: Central Otago Poems Godwit, 2012, 212 pages, A$45   The original Brian Turner is a New Zealander, and a poet of such distinction that his work does not rely on any external circumstances to hold the attention of readers. In this, he is to be distinguished from the other Brian Turner whose poetry has come before the public eye in recent years, and whose work may…

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