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How to Occupy Ourselves
by David Howard & Fiona Pardington

How to Occupy Ourselves

These eighteen sophisticated poems and seventeen precocious duotone photographs suggest that art is an inscription of (and on) the flesh. Under duress a party girl offers herself; while crossing a bridge a child fears sniper-fire; an orphan mourns for his (or her) rumoured origin. With the eroticism of an ascetic this collection searches for a past which was never present; a past where someone other than the victim mediates between the profane and the sacred.

TITLE How to Occupy Ourselves
AUTHORS David Howard & Fiona Pardington
CATEGORY New Zealand Poetry & Photography
FORMAT Paperback
EXTENT 88 pp. + 16pp. duotone plates
ISBN 0-473-09436-3
PRICE NZ$29.95