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The Resource Dark days at the Oxygen Café, James Norcliffe, (book)

Dark days at the Oxygen Café, James Norcliffe, (book)

Label
Dark days at the Oxygen Café
Title
Dark days at the Oxygen Café
Statement of responsibility
James Norcliffe
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"James Norcliffe is one of New Zealand's most widely published and anthologised poets. In Dark Days at the Oxygen Café, he looks over the shoulders of many characters and creatures, both real and imagined, and takes us deep into uncanny valleys. Poems about Seneca and James Dean sit alongside poems about a Turkmen dictator and an owl man. We share in a portentous UFO sighting, a small celebration for Laika the space dog, and Peter the Great being offered an Air New Zealand lolly. These scenes from myth, history, pop culture and personal experience make for a wryly funny, deeply felt collection that contemplates the quirks of shared and personal histories"--Publisher information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Norcliffe, James
Dewey number
  • 821.92
  • NZ821.2
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9699.N827
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
New Zealand poetry
Label
Dark days at the Oxygen Café, James Norcliffe, (book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Poems
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- 1. Poeme Noir: -- Doris's petticoat -- Blue -- Uncanny valley -- Double indemnity -- Dark days at the Oxygen Cafe -- Mistakes -- FIN -- 2. National Sandfly Day: -- Laika -- The Owl Man -- The tiles -- Questions with which to interrogate a witch -- Kalamazoo -- National Sandfly Day -- The flying saucer is a breast -- Da do ron ron -- Turbo prop job -- At the hermitage -- James Dean -- 3. Topiary at the camp: -- Nursery story -- Topiary at the camp -- The Amnesia Aquarium -- The big bride -- By the château -- Old crimes -- Rheum -- Naming bread after your mother -- 4. What do you call your male parent?: -- Solstice -- Test flight -- Castaway -- Crossing the bar -- Breath -- Yew tree -- What do you call your male parent? -- By the Arnold -- 5. The White Sea Speed trap -- On the hill -- Omphalomancy -- Hic Sunt Dracones -- Time's fool -- The Maya calendar -- Piña para la nina / mora para la senora -- Osculation -- Poem / Epithalamium -- To replicate the last call of the huia -- Town birds of New Zealand -- Trireme -- The White Sea -- The death of Seneca -- Notes and acknowledgements
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
80 pages
Isbn
9781776560837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Dark days at the Oxygen Café, James Norcliffe, (book)
Publication
Note
Poems
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- 1. Poeme Noir: -- Doris's petticoat -- Blue -- Uncanny valley -- Double indemnity -- Dark days at the Oxygen Cafe -- Mistakes -- FIN -- 2. National Sandfly Day: -- Laika -- The Owl Man -- The tiles -- Questions with which to interrogate a witch -- Kalamazoo -- National Sandfly Day -- The flying saucer is a breast -- Da do ron ron -- Turbo prop job -- At the hermitage -- James Dean -- 3. Topiary at the camp: -- Nursery story -- Topiary at the camp -- The Amnesia Aquarium -- The big bride -- By the château -- Old crimes -- Rheum -- Naming bread after your mother -- 4. What do you call your male parent?: -- Solstice -- Test flight -- Castaway -- Crossing the bar -- Breath -- Yew tree -- What do you call your male parent? -- By the Arnold -- 5. The White Sea Speed trap -- On the hill -- Omphalomancy -- Hic Sunt Dracones -- Time's fool -- The Maya calendar -- Piña para la nina / mora para la senora -- Osculation -- Poem / Epithalamium -- To replicate the last call of the huia -- Town birds of New Zealand -- Trireme -- The White Sea -- The death of Seneca -- Notes and acknowledgements
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
80 pages
Isbn
9781776560837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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