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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 11., No. 9. 28th July 1948



Disputed Ground, the third collection, by Charles Brasch, is written in a more formal style. The poems are collated in three groups, but the order in which the titles appear could. I think, be adjusted to give a better arranged anthology. In "Henly-on-Taieri" Brasch has captured on paper one of the rarer moods of the Taleri, a mood that is not consistent with the cheerful meanderings of the river between Outram and Waihola. Charles Brasch does not harp on one particular subject, but varies his style and theme to give a pleasant collection of serious and whimsical poetry. This volume is, in my opinion, one of the best collections of a single poet published since the war.

In preparation for the Caxton Poets are collections by J. R. Hervey, Charles Spear. Allen Curnow, R. A. K. Mason, Basil Dowling and A. R. D. Fairburn.

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