Humphrey Bogart’s Great Sacrifice

Kevin Ireland


An irreverent collection from Kevin Ireland!

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Whether he’s …

speculating about Bogart and Bergman

imagining an emergency love letter

redefining the days of the week

celebrating days of nothing done

forgetting people’s names

thinking deep thoughts on election day

wondering what happened to paradise

reflecting on long-distance relationships

remembering the joys of being 83, or just

laying down the law on dogs

… Kevin Ireland, here in his twenty-third collection of poems, is as irreverent, incisive and enjoyable as ever.

About the author

As well as poetry, Kevin Ireland has published a collection of short stories, Sleeping with the Angels; six novels including Getting Away with It and Daisy Chains; and two memoirs, Under the Bridge and Over the Moon and Backwards to Forwards.

Kevin was awarded an OBE for services to literature and has received numerous other awards, including the 2004 Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement and in 2006 the AW Reed Award for his contribution to NZ literature. In 2000 he received an honorary doctorate from Massey University.

Additional information

Dimensions 148 × 7 × 210 mm

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