• American Retrospective: Poems 1961-2016
    American Retrospective: Poems 1961-2016
    ISBN: 9780473422080
    Title: American Retrospective: Poems 1961-2016
    Author: RIMOLDI ELEANOR

    AMERICAN RETROSPECTIVE collects both published and previously unseen poems from over five decades by a writer whose work has been included in major anthologies of New Zealand poetry.

    Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Eleanor Rimoldi left the US and moved to New Zealand in 1961; her poems vividly document a life-long journey - from Cold War New York to the overgrown gardens and peeling wooden houses of Auckland, from the cultural ferment of the 1960s and 70s - through motherhood, marriage and divorce - to the quiet reflections of an older woman looking back on a life of love and loss, joy and pain.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Anchor Stone
    Anchor Stone
    ISBN: 9780473411046
    Title: Anchor Stone
    Author: BEYER TONY

    ANCHOR STONE by Tony Beyer is a collection of substantial new work by an senior and critically successful New Zealand writer. While some of the poems have had periodical publication in New Zealand and Australia, all are previously uncollected in volume form.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Are Friends Electric?
    Are Friends Electric?
    ISBN: 9781776561902
    Title: Are Friends Electric?
    Author: HEATH HELEN

    Are Friends Electric? offers a vivid and moving vision of a past, present and future mediated by technology. The first part of Helen Heath’s bold new collection is comprised largely of found poems which emerge from conversations about sex bots, people who feel an intimate love for bridges, fences and buildings, a meditation on Theo Jansen’s beautifully strange animal sculptures, and the lives of birds in cities.

    A series of speculative poems further explores questions of how we incorporate technology into our lives and bodies. In these poems on grief, Heath asks how technology can keep us close with those we have lost. How might our experiences of grieving and remembering be altered?

    ‘Helen Heath seats poems that are explicitly about science and scientists alongside poems that explore a more internal world of family, emotion and travel. In doing so she blurs boundaries and masterfully reminds us that science is not a separate and remote entity but is part of the vital continuum of life . . .’ —Judges’ comments, Royal Society of New Zealand Science Book Prize, 2013

    Cover by Kerry Ann Lee

    Helen Heath’s first book, Graft, was published in 2012 and won the NZSA Jessie Mackay Best First Book for Poetry Award in 2013. It was also the first book of fiction or poetry to be shortlisted for the Royal Society of NZ Science Book Prize. She holds a PhD in creative writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University of Wellington.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Art of Walking Upright
    Art of Walking Upright
    ISBN: 9781877228209
    Title: Art of Walking Upright
    Author: COLQUHOUN GLENN

    Glenn Colquhoun grew up "looking over the fence" in the cultural melting pot of South Auckland, New Zealand. After working in a variety of jobs he decided to become a doctor. During his training he took a year off and lived in Te Tii, in a remote part of the Bay of Islands.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • As the Verb Tenses
    As the Verb Tenses
    ISBN: 9781927322253
    Title: As the Verb Tenses
    Author: EDMEADES LYNLEY

    This is the work of a reflective and sensitive poetic talent: one run with gleaming wires of joy. In poems that gather together the vivid details of childhood memory, the surreal juxtapositions of life in the contemporary West, the wry observations of a temporary expatriate, the deeply lodged pain of historical and personal loss, Lynley Edmeades speaks to us in delicately spun lines that press out ironies, dissonances and profound formative experience. From playful, rhythmical poems about the art of dinner conversation, to warm glimpses of intimacy, she lays poetrys table with the knife of light satire, the bright salt of wit, the heady wine of love, the bread of knowledge. This quietly poised, confident first collection has a musical, emotional and thematic range of a substantial new talent.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • At This Distance
    At This Distance
    ISBN: 9780473492731
    Title: At This Distance
    Author: WARD DUNSTAN

    Many of the poems in Dunstan Ward’s second collection are set in France, where he has lived since 1973. Some look back to his New Zealand childhood, others are aphoristic or commemorative. In his Landfall Online review of Ward’s first collection, Beyond Puketapu (Steele Roberts, 2015), Denys Trussell praised him as a poet with “an intellectual power that sees issues without in the least ‘drying up’ the poetic anima within him”.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • AUP New Poets 5: Carolyn DeCarlo, Sophie van Waardenberg & Rebecca Hawkes
    AUP New Poets 5: Carolyn DeCarlo, Sophie van Waardenberg & Rebecca Hawkes
    ISBN: 9781869409036
    Title: AUP New Poets 5: Carolyn DeCarlo, Sophie van Waardenberg & Rebecca Hawkes
    Author: JACKSON ANNA (EDITOR)

    In a New Zealand poetry scene overflowing with energy, the return of AUP New Poets introduces three extraordinary new voices. Launched in 1999, AUP New Poets first introduced readers to Anna Jackson, Sonja Yelich, Janis Freegard, Chris Tse and many more significant New Zealand voices. Relaunching this year under the editorship of Anna Jackson and with a bold new look, AUP New Poets 5 includes substantial selections from the poetry of Carolyn DeCarlo, Sophie van Waardenberg and Rebecca Hawkes. In poems about limpets and mangroves, beauty and hunger, 'love, actually' and earthquake preparedness, the poets' work stands out for its fierce intelligence, formal command and dazzling vivacity. AUP New Poets 5 is the perfect introduction to the lively diversity of New Zealand poetry today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • AUP New Poets 6: Ben Kemp, Vanessa Crofskey & Chris Stewart
    AUP New Poets 6: Ben Kemp, Vanessa Crofskey & Chris Stewart
    ISBN: 9781869409098
    Title: AUP New Poets 6: Ben Kemp, Vanessa Crofskey & Chris Stewart
    Author: KEMP BEN; CROFSKEY VANESSA; STEWART CHRIS; JACKSON

    Post-it notes and shopping lists, Japanese monks and children's lungs: AUP New Poets 6 is a deep dive into the rich diversity of New Zealand poetry today. Relaunched under the editorship of Anna Jackson in 2019, AUP New Poets 6 includes substantial selections from the poetry of Ben Kemp, Vanessa Crofskey and Chris Stewart. We move from Kemp's slow-paced attentive readings of place and people, in a selection moving between Japan and New Zealand, to the velocity of Vanessa Crofskey's fierce, funny, intimate and political poetry, which takes the form of shopping lists, Post-it Notes, graphs, erasures, a passenger arrival card and even *poetry*, and finally to Chris Stewart's visceral take on the domestic, the nights cut to pieces by teething, the gravity of love and the churn of time. AUP New Poets 6 is an arresting introduction to the rich diversity of contemporary New Zealand poetry.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • AUP New Poets 7: Rhys Feeney, Ria Masae & Claudia Jardine
    AUP New Poets 7: Rhys Feeney, Ria Masae & Claudia Jardine
    ISBN: 9781869409210
    Title: AUP New Poets 7: Rhys Feeney, Ria Masae & Claudia Jardine
    Author: FEENEY RHYS, MASAE RIA & JARDINE CLAUDIA

    Three dynamic new poets take us from Apia to Parnell, ancient Rome to Aro Park.

    From Apia to Parnell, ancient Rome to Aro Park and on to the furthest reaches of the internet, AUP New Poets 7 takes readers on an eye-popping journey through contemporary New Zealand poetry.

    The collection opens with Rhys Feeney’s passionate take on contemporary global politics and ecological collapse. Next, Ria Masae leads us from a fale in Samoa to the pulsing streets of Auckland city in a voice rooted in the spoken word. And finally Claudia Jardine brings the startling images and unlikely facts from the classical world to echo around inner-city Wellington.
    We see scars and tattoos, bipedal goat-men and deep-fried bananas, fat-soluble poisons and indestructible pumpkins as each poet’s distinctive vocabulary and sense of rhythm combines in one powerful volume..

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Back Before You Know
    Back Before You Know
    ISBN: 9780994112392
    Title: Back Before You Know
    Author: EDMOND MURRAY

    A new collection from NZ's great poet, dramaturge, critic and teacher. Two long poems snake across the South Pacific and its history and its modernity. "The Ballad of Jonas Bones"is an adaptation or palimpsest of Robert Penn Warren's poem "The Ballad of Billie Potts"into or onto a New Zealand setting and a potentially theatrical form. "The Fancier Pigeon" takes the fatalised body from the Waikato to Sydney and back as symmetry and entropy "go together / like two girls in a bar."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Barry Brickell Reader
    Barry Brickell Reader
    ISBN: 9780947493349
    Title: Barry Brickell Reader
    Author: BRICKELL BARRY O'BRIEN GREG (ED & INTRO)

    A Barry Brickell Reader illuminates not the pottery Barry Brickell is known for, but another facet of his genius: his ‘wrertings’. Reflecting the extrusions, bulges, crevasses and bobbles, his poetry — like his pots — can be mildly offensive, but they contain the same virtues Barry associated with rail travel: sensuality, rhythm, vibration and warmth.

    Here, Barry’s great creative output is laid out expansively, accompanied by a photoessay of Barry doing what he did best: working.



    The real me

    Why do you
    keep on
    telling me
    I’m something
    that I’m not?
    Nottapotta,
    not an engineer,
    not an artist,
    nottawriter,
    Not even
    a real man —
    just a wrerter,
    a ceramiccissist,
    mudslinger
    and an oddity —
    which is
    closer
    to the actual
    truth?


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Bathful of Kawakawa & Hot Water
    Bathful of Kawakawa & Hot Water
    ISBN: 9780995125131
    Title: Bathful of Kawakawa & Hot Water
    Author: AOAKE HANA PERA

    This authoritative debut volume collects a number of the author’s provocative texts from online sources, and reformats them for a new printed experience, brought to life by special use of the mid-20th Century typefaces designed by Samoan New Zealander Joseph Churchward.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Because a Woman's Heart is Like a Needle at the Bottom of the Ocean
    Because a Woman's Heart is Like a Needle at the Bottom of the Ocean
    ISBN: 9781869408909
    Title: Because a Woman's Heart is Like a Needle at the Bottom of the Ocean
    Author: WILSON SUGAR MAGNOLIA

    Through fun and gore, love and monsters, Sugar Magnolia Wilson¿s riveting first collection takes readers inside a world where past and present, fiction and fact, author and subject collide. Playful and yet not so sunny, these poems invite you in with extravagant and surprising imagery, only to reveal the uneasy, Frankenstein world within.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Best of Best NZ Poems
    Best of Best NZ Poems
    ISBN: 9780864736512
    Title: Best of Best NZ Poems
    Author: MANHIRE BILL & WILKINS DAMIEN (EDS)

    The Best of Best New Zealand Poems is a colourful and diverse portrait of the current robust health of New Zealand poetry. For ten years, guest editors have chosen their 25 favourite poems published in the previous year, for publication in the online Annual, Best New Zealand Poems, hosted by International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University. For this book, editors Bill Manhire and Damien Wilkins have chosen the top 100 poems. They are reproduced here with the poets' biographies and personal statements about the inspirations of their poems.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Black & the White
    Black & the White
    ISBN: 9781776562152
    Title: Black & the White
    Author: COCHRANE GEOFF

    Paris. London. Maximal New York.



    But I stay here. I

    do. Never quite achieving

    escape velocity.

    *

    Mammoths in blue meadows



    Pearls and coffee grits and bloodied gauze



    Don’t say a word

    while we dance with the Devil



    The Black and the White is a new work – witty, fearless, formidably concise – from one of the most distinctive voices in New Zealand poetry.


    Geoff Cochrane is the author of seventeen collections of poetry, two novels, and Astonished Dice: Collected Short Stories (2014). In 2009 he was awarded the Janet Frame Prize for Poetry, and in 2010 the inaugural Nigel Cox Unity Books Award. Geoff received an Arts Foundation of New Zealand Laureate Award in 2014.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Bloom
    Bloom
    ISBN: 9781947021808
    Title: Bloom
    Author: COYLE DAVID


    If all the world is indeed a stage and men and women merely players, then The Bloom is the play. Life's billion year soliloquy and man's supporting role is told in five parts, the five acts of a play, and the five stages of a growing flower:


    Part I The Garden -- the origins of the universe prepare the soil for the evolution of man


    Part II The Seed -- the discovery of agriculture and the seed of civilization


    Part III The Roots -- one man's quest from Persia to India to seek the mysteries of mathematics


    Part IV The Synthesis -- one woman's search for light, truth, and redemption in a ruined world


    Part V The Bloom -- the blossoming of the journey to the very ends of time



    In the ancient tradition of epic poetry, The Bloom is told in a lyrical series of nearly 3,000 lines of poetry; inter-rhyming couplets, a unbroken stream of double-helix verse, the genetic rhyming code of Life's immense vanquishing of Time.



    It is ultimately a spiritual journey, both individual and collective.



    The Bloom is David Coyle's first book



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Body Politic
    Body Politic
    ISBN: 9781988595221
    Title: Body Politic
    Author: CRESSWELL MARY

    Fifty years after she arrived in New Zealand from Los Angeles, Mary Cresswell's focus is unchanged. As a poet with a scientist's concern for detail she is still drawn to nature and what humanity has done with it. Seascapes are rocky and forbidding, landscapes are arid and treeless, and drones keep an eye on us. The few surviving animals-one frog and two birds-speculate on 'extinction' even as it is happening to them, just as the poet describes the strange paradox of the pandemic that on one hand threatens humanity and on the other allows the planet to breathe again. Mary uses wordplay, satire and absurdity to tell her story, and puts the body politic centre stage as the cause of and agent for repairing the mess we are in.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Bond of Time an Epic Love Poem
    Bond of Time an Epic Love Poem
    ISBN: 9781927145562
    Title: Bond of Time an Epic Love Poem
    Author: PULE JOHN PUHIATAU

    First published in a limited edition in 1985, John Pule's epic love poem "The Bond of Time" is now available in a new edition from Canterbury University Press.'A net of words across the Pacific ... THE BOND OF TIME is a vast, surreal cornucopia of images stretching over 88 ages, a non-lineal narrative, bursting at its seams into every successive five-lined unrhymed stanza, each self-contained but caught in the net of Pule's ravishing imagination. [...] It seems obvious that while a human relationship is signaled from the very beginning and pursued through dark and light along the poem's entire trajectory, no one person could be the sole object of the poet's attention and passion - this is a love letter to a sea of islands, to Niue and the entire Pacific.' - From the Introduction by Jeffrey Paparoa Holman

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Broadsheet #25
    Broadsheet #25
    ISBN: 9780308202016
    Title: Broadsheet #25
    Author: PIRIE MARK ED

    broadsheet 25 features the Auckland poet Janet Charman, and includes a poem by the poet’s father Walter Charman (1912-1991) and a number of Janet’s friends as well as a several poets outside the main feature.
    Poets included are: Serie Barford, Richard Berengarten (UK), Piers Davies, Belinda Diepenheim, Amanda Eason, Margaret Jeune, Helen Rickerby, Ila Selwyn, Elizabeth Smither, Kate Waterhouse and F W N (Niel) Wright.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $10.00
    $10.00
  • By Sea Mouths Speaking: Collected Poems 1973-2018 & Related Prose
    By Sea Mouths Speaking: Collected Poems 1973-2018 & Related Prose
    ISBN: 9780908595891
    Title: By Sea Mouths Speaking: Collected Poems 1973-2018 & Related Prose
    Author: TRUSSELL DENYS


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Cassandras Daughter
    Cassandras Daughter
    ISBN: 9781869403324
    Title: Cassandras Daughter
    Author: HARLOW MICHAEL

    Language's classically menaced capacity to convey the realness of reality is the central anxiety of this inventive and sophisticated collection of poetry. As the poems ruminate on the humor and magic of everyday life and the severe melancholy of death, their expert handling of poetic diction, imagery, and rhythm leads to an intimate dialog with the time-honored themes of the European literary tradition.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Chosen
    Chosen
    ISBN: 9781776564088
    Title: Chosen
    Author: COCHRANE GEOFF

    ‘Each and every day, at some point on our walk, he stops and lets me know that this is today’s person, the party he wants to be introduced to.’

    Chosen is the nineteenth collection of poems by cult Wellington poet and pedestrian Geoff Cochrane.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Classical Illusions
    Classical Illusions
    ISBN: 9780947493974
    Title: Classical Illusions
    Author: DAVIDSON JOHN

    John Davidson retells myths and historical events (sometimes to highlight a modern concern or controversy), reinvents mythical or historical individuals, and now and then enjoys shameless forays into fantasy.

    “John Davidson’s sixth collection is anchored in the past, the present and wthe landscape. … Impressionistic, imagistic and philosophical immersions flourish wherever Davidson transports us. Tightly framed, sharply musical, the poems often feel akin to paintings, particularly in their ability to have greatest impact after careful study and reflection. Beautiful.” — Siobhan Harvey, NZ Herald

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Collected Poems of Alistair Te Ariki Campbell
    Collected Poems of Alistair Te Ariki Campbell
    ISBN: 9781776560677
    Title: Collected Poems of Alistair Te Ariki Campbell
    Author: CAMPBELL ALISTAIR TE ARIKI

    The Collected Poems of Alistair Te Ariki Campbell is the definitive edition of one of the most important bodies of work in New Zealand poetry. Based on a spiral-bound manuscript entitled ‘Complete Poems 1947–2007’ found among Campbell’s papers after his death, this is his most substantial collection to date and the first to be published in hardback since 1981.

    Six thematic sections map the work:
    1. Of Wild Places — celebrated early lyrics set among rugged South Island and Kapiti Coast landscapes;
    2. Tongareva to Aotearoa — Campbell’s ground-breaking turn to his Polynesian side;
    3. Love Poems;
    4. War Poems — powerful sequences exploring his father’s Gallipoli experiences and the story of the Maori Battalion;
    5. Poets in Our Youth — autobiographical poems in letter form; and
    6. Looking at Kapiti — poems of everyday life in Pukerua Bay.

    ‘The Polynesian and the European strains in Campbell’s personality and work are inseparable. Although his early poetry makes little mention of Polynesia, in its romantic and musical tone and its intense attachment to landscape it is hard not to detect something of those origins, while his later work, more directly Polynesian, nonetheless has the form and tone provided by an education in English and classical poetry.’

    —Nelson Wattie, The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature

    Alistair Te Ariki Campbell (1925–2009) was born in Rarotonga and came to New Zealand at the age of eight. His mother, Teu (née Bosini), came from the remote atoll of Tongareva (Penrhyn) and his father, Jock (John Archibald Campbell), was a successful trader from Otago, who emigrated to the islands in 1919 after service in the Gallipoli campaign. In his 60-year writing career, Campbell was the author of 20 collections of poems, as well as novels, plays and an autobiography. Campbell received many honours, most notably the New Zealand Book Award for Poetry (1982), the Creative New Zealand Pacific Arts Committee Senior Artist Award for Literature (1998), an Honorary DLitt from Victoria University of Wellington (1999), and a Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement (2005). In 2005 he was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Collected Poems of Fleur Adcock
    Collected Poems of Fleur Adcock
    ISBN: 9781776562091
    Title: Collected Poems of Fleur Adcock
    Author: ADCOCK FLEUR

    Fleur Adcock’s Collected Poems is a landmark publication in the career of one of New Zealand’s most significant writers, combining Poems 1960–2000 and four subsequent collections in one beautifully produced hardcover volume.

    Collected Poems will be published in February 2019, for the author’s 85th birthday, which she will celebrate in New Zealand.

    Born in Auckland in 1934, Fleur Adcock is a New Zealand poet, editor and translator who resides in Britain. She has published many collections of poems, most recently Glass Wings (2013), The Land Ballot (2014) and Hoard (2017). Her awards include the 1961 Festival of Wellington Poetry Award, the Jessie Mackay Prize in 1968 and 1972, the Buckland Award in 1968 and 1979, the New Zealand National Book Award in 1984, an OBE in 1986, the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2006, and a CNZM for services to literature in 2008.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Collected Poems of Katherine Mansfield
    Collected Poems of Katherine Mansfield
    ISBN: 9781877578816
    Title: Collected Poems of Katherine Mansfield
    Author: MANSFIELD KATHERINE (KIMBER GERRI & DAVISON CLAIRE

    This is the first complete edition of Katherine Mansfield’s poetry, including 26 poems, dating
    from 1909–10, discovered by Gerri Kimber in the Newberry Library in Chicago in 2015.
    This edition is made up of 217 poems, ordered chronologically, so that the reader can
    follow Mansfield’s development as a poet and her experiments with different forms, as
    well as tracing the themes – love and death, the natural world and the seasons, childhood
    and friendship, music and song – that preoccupied her throughout her writing life. The
    comprehensive annotations provide illuminating biographical information as well as
    explaining the rich contexts of the European poetic tradition, including fin de siècle
    decadence within which Mansfield’s artistry is steeped.
    The inclusion of a collection of newly discovered poems, highlights Mansfield’s desire to be
    taken seriously as a poet from her earliest beginnings as a writer. The poems as a whole point
    to a poet who varied her craft as she perfected it, often witty and ironic yet always enchanted
    by the sound of words.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Coming To It: Selected Poems
    Coming To It: Selected Poems
    ISBN: 9780947503802
    Title: Coming To It: Selected Poems
    Author: HUNT SAM

    Sam Hunt is New Zealand’s best-known and, arguably, best-loved poet. Coming to it: Selected poems is the latest collection of Hunt’s poems to be published. It is intended to replace both Doubtless: New and selected and Knucklebones: Poems 1962–2012 (both out of print) to ensure that a substantial selection of his poems remain available to the general reader.

    In Coming to it, a broad selection of Hunt’s older poems sit ahead of his more recent work from Chords (2011), Salt River Songs (2016) as well as 19 brand new, previously unpublished poems written in 2018.

    As always, Hunt’s unflinchingly honest, elegiac and moving poems roam around familiar themes of family, friends and lovers; landscapes and the play of the weather; and the challenges of ageing and mortality.

    Sam Hunt has had a remarkable and enduring career, and Coming to it is a fitting tribute to the quality of his poems.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Common Land
    Common Land
    ISBN: 9780864737601
    Title: Common Land
    Author: DAVIDSON LYNN

    "The children remember playing on common land / with other children / inside great big days. Thinking up the world." A poem is a piece of common land. You go to it to be alone, to be with other people, to be out at night, to graze cattle, to light up. This book of poems and essays includes player pianos, waltzes, green glass trees and a person sitting on their coat. I didn't set out to tell such big stories. I was going to graze cattle, but I stopped to light up.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Conventional Weapons
    Conventional Weapons
    ISBN: 9781776562206
    Title: Conventional Weapons
    Author: SLAUGHTER TRACEY

    Conventional Weapons is lyrical and dirty, sexy and dark – it is cul-de-sac life, viewed through a grimy ranch slider. These poems closely observe the beauty and depravity of human nature, revealing lives that are hard-bitten and sometimes tragic, but in Tracey Slaughter’s hands they become radiant.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Covid Chronicles
    Covid Chronicles
    ISBN: 9780994149459
    Title: Covid Chronicles
    Author: JUDKINS ANNIE

    This collection of poetic musings chronicles the daily life of an essential covid-19 health worker during lockdown Levels 4 to 2 — a time of isolation, health anxiety, vulnerability and risk.
    Health teams were faced with unprecedented uncertainty, workloads, fatigue, critical decisions about who, when and where to swab, and the mundane practicalities of clean clothes and where to safely don and doff their PPE.
    These poems, mostly served darkly with a side of humour, were written to inspire those who were working to keep our community covid-19 free, and to support local charities.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Craven
    Craven
    ISBN: 9781776562879
    Title: Craven
    Author: ARTHUR JANE

    ‘She seems to me a poet of scale and embodiment. Her moments are informed by awe and intelligence – quick and seamless. They don’t have to try so hard. I felt novels and films in these poems. I thought: this is a poet of capacity.’
    — Eileen Myles

    'Craven' is an exceptional debut: Jane Arthur delights, unnerves and challenges in poems that circle both the everyday and the ineffable – piano practice, past lives, being forced onto dancefloors. This is a smart and disarming collection that traces the ever-changing forms of light and dark in our lives, and how our eyes adjust, despite ourselves, as we go along.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Dangerous Country of Love & Marriage
    Dangerous Country of Love & Marriage
    ISBN: 9781869408978
    Title: Dangerous Country of Love & Marriage
    Author: WICKS AMY LEIGH

    A collection of sharp, sensory poems that build a narrative of love and marriage, migration and isolation.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Dark Sparring
    Dark Sparring
    ISBN: 9781869407865
    Title: Dark Sparring
    Author: MARSH SELINA TUSITALA

    In Dark Sparring, poet Selina Tusitala Marsh combats family loss with all the techniques of poetry and Thai kickboxing at her disposal. The book brims with fluid, humming list poems, literary shoutouts and personal elegies, as Marsh takes us through her mother's diagnosis with cancer and the long journey out the other side of her illness. Along the way, Marsh shows us other parts of her world: scenes from Matiatia to Orapiu to Apia; classroom politics; the importance of leadership; and the reasons New Zealand is also a 'lucky' country. Dark Sparring has an appealing voice, a strong right hook and an affecting, rhythmic heart - it amply reaffirms the poetic talents of Selina Marsh, 'the shadow-boxing woman / Sparring myself as I go / Shadowing myself as I go'.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Deadpan
    Deadpan
    ISBN: 9781988531755
    Title: Deadpan
    Author: NORCLIFFE JAMES


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Dear Sweet Harry
    Dear Sweet Harry
    ISBN: 9781869404604
    Title: Dear Sweet Harry
    Author: JENNER LYNN

    A collage of interlinked stories and items, this unique collection of poetry ties the author's own family history with that of famous escapologist Harry Houdini and spy Mata Hari. Set during World War I, this volume delves into seemingly unrelated topics, such as the Jewish emigre experience, amateur radio, a recipe for cough mixture, and writer Katherine Mansfield, and captures the period flavor of those more innocent times. Thematically interested in courageous attempts and escapes, this offbeat, yet charming compilation is an innovative addition to New Zealand literature.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Dear Tombs, Dear Horizon
    Dear Tombs, Dear Horizon
    ISBN: 9780994134578
    Title: Dear Tombs, Dear Horizon
    Author: JACKSON ANNA

    In 2016, while the Katherine Mansfield Fellow in Menton, France, Anna Jackson began recording some of her thoughts and impressions in a notebook. Over the three months of her tenure this grew into a lively and charming poetic essay, which weaves her own experiences with her engagement with other writers and texts, including her predecessor Katherine Mansfield. Full of insights and surprises. This hand-bound chapbook is available in a limited first edition of 200 hand-numbered copies

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Death of Music Journalism
    Death of Music Journalism
    ISBN: 9781988595276
    Title: Death of Music Journalism
    Author: SWEETMAN SIMON

    Simon Sweetman – blogger, reviewer, podcaster, and author of On Song: Stories Behind New Zealand’s Pop Classics – releases his first poetry collection, The Death of Music Journalism. Simon’s been writing poems since he was first listening to bands on his Walkman, but then he started sharing them via social media and open mic nights. Word got around and he was a sleeper hit at LitCrawl’s Lit-Sync For Your Life and the 2020 Variety for Fierys.

    Marking a pivot from the razor-sharp and sometimes controversial music writing he is best known for, Simon’s collection is as wide-ranging as his career to date. He writes about late-night encounters on the phone with rock stars, hanging out as a student in Wellington flats, the simplicity of time spent with family and the unpredictable life of a freelance music reviewer, and what happens when these things occasionally intersect. A natural storyteller whose poetry is filled with characters both famous and ordinary, this eagerly awaited collection is unpredictable, anarchic, playful and surprisingly heartfelt.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Dedications
    Dedications
    ISBN: 9781877338090
    Title: Dedications
    Author: STURM J C

    Accessible, haunting and wise poems about children, mokopuna, friends, her late husband (James K. Baxter), and Maori identity. Artwork by John Baxter.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Enduring Love: Collected Poems
    Enduring Love: Collected Poems
    ISBN: 9780473514167
    Title: Enduring Love: Collected Poems
    Author: MCLEAN ROBERT

    ‘When most of his contemporaries barely press the waxy ground, Robert McLean writes
    with an etching needle that exposes the base metal of our identity. However acid, his
    words show us more than we thought possible: the best of them uncover love.’
    ––David Howard
    Robert McLean is a defiantly modernist poet who often uses traditional metres and
    rhyme to explore the complexities of history and selfhood. His intellectually
    cosmopolitan and questioning verse attempts to re-illuminate how acts of attention—by
    Nijinsky, Andrea del Sarto, David Esterley, Charles Fourier, John Mulgan and others—
    have sanctified, if only momentarily, the world with all its wrecks and wonders.
    Enduring Love features a generous selection of poems from his four previous
    collections; the sixty-two sestet tour de force ‘A Graveyard by the Sea’; and more than
    thirty new poems, including two long sequences: ‘The Passions of William Colenso’
    and ‘A Fantasia in the Voice of D’Arcy Cresswell’.
    Robert McLean was born in Christchurch in 1974 and educated at Mairehau High
    School and the University of Canterbury. He is the author of five collections of poetry:
    For the Coalition Dead (Kilmog Press, 2009), For Renato Curcio (Gumtree Press, 2010),
    Goat Songs (Kilmog Press, 2011), A Graveyard by the Sea (Cold Hub Press, 2012), and
    Figure & Ground (Cold Hub Press, 2018). His work has featured in a number of
    anthologies, including Essential New Zealand Poems (2014). McLean is also known as
    a literary critic and as the editor of such books as From Cairo to Cassino by Dan Davin
    and No Traveller Returns, the selected poems of Ruth France.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Escape Path Lighting
    Escape Path Lighting
    ISBN: 9781776562336
    Title: Escape Path Lighting
    Author: NEWTON JOHN

    A drunken poet obliged to choose between Art and Love. What could possibly go wrong?

    Rock Oyster Island. It’s a slack kind of place, but that’s the way the locals like it: lifestyle farmers, pensioned-off bikers, seekers and healers, meth cooks and fishing guides. It’s only a ferry ride to the city but the modern world feels blessedly remote. Working hard is not greatly valued. Mild Pacific sunshine pours down unfailingly.

    When Arthur Bardruin, fugitive poet, washes up on Marigold Ingle’s beach, he dares to imagine he may be safe from the gaze of the Continence Police. With Marigold and her parrot, Chuck, he finds an indulgent sanctuary. But the reach of aesthetic decorum is long. A chill wind is blowing through Paradise.

    Meanwhile, at the local health farm, Juanita Díaz, Lacanian analyst, has problems with dissolute musician Frank Hortune, who has problems with his mother and a glad eye for Juanita’s lover.

    Where did Chuck learn his bad-tempered Spanish? Can Juanita keep her man on the couch? Can Bardruin keep his trousers on? Will poetry be the winner on the day?

    John Newton’s verse novel Escape Path Lighting is a throwaway epic, a romp, a curmudgeonly cri de coeur. The verse bowls along like a summer breeze. The satire leaves no target unscathed.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
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