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Poems for my Father

Poems for my Father is a collection of Mark Pirie’s poems for, concerning, or related to his father.

The poems form a sequence written between 1993 and 2008 and cover a range of subjects from childhood travels to family portraits and reunions.

Leo the lion, American President George Washington, poets Allen Curnow and James K Baxter, and the Great Diviner of the Pyramid in Uxmal, Mexico, form unlikely starting points for Mark Pirie’s experiences. His father is ever in the picture.