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A Riderless Horse: 2022

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I was Dick. I teased Anne and George. I was Edmund betrayed my friends for a sweet. Something rotten in me. - from 'My childhood' In his third poetry collection award-winning poet Tim Upperton takes us to the end of the driveway over the Manawatu - twisting like an eel - and on to Topeka and Paris. These are poems of acid wit ('I have been to Paris / and apart from the architecture / and the food and some very fine cemeteries / and of course the language / it's quite like Palmerston North') intimations of loss ('The wrong life cannot be lived rightly. I should know') and unexpected resolution ('like pollen / like grace so available nobody wanted it'). Unpredictable and restive A Riderless Horse stands in the everyday and then runs with it.