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A remarkable collection of poetry and paintings by acclaimed Wellington poet Gregory O’Brien. Our mother’s clouds and insects fly to embrace your clouds and insects. Her architecture, roads, bridges and infrastructure rush to greet yours. Her molecules on their upward trajectory entwine with yours, the colour of her eyes, hair and skin. Her language, with its past participles, figures of speech, the sounds and tremors which are its flesh and bones these words go out to greet your words and to greet you – these words which will never leave her. House & Contents is a moving meditation on earthquakes and uncertainties, parents and hats, through Gregory O’Brien’s remarkable poetry and paintings. Gregory O'Brien House & Contents Gregory O’Brien is an independent writer, painter and art curator. He has written many books of poetry, fiction, essays and commentary. Gregory O’Brien became an Arts Foundation Laureate and won the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in 2012, and in 2017 became a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit and received an honorary doctorate fromVictoria University of Wellington. 10 March 2022 165 x 230 mm, 112 pages Paperback, $29.99 ‘Bright, fresh and surprising, bordering on the surreal yet peculiar in its literalness, House & Contents is a challenge to the reader – one of rare quality and true originality.’ — C. K. Stead Gregory O'Brien

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