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Aphrodite Rising and Other Poems

Poetry drawing upon mythological and everyday themes ..  More

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bad appendix

Jen Crawford’s bad appendix may be the most daring book of poetry published anywhere this year. Crawford often writes about everyday, apparently uncomplicated subjects - a walk down the road, a kiss, a patch of grass with sun on it - but her language is dense and mysterious. Reading bad appendix is like walking through a formal garden that gradual..  More

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Beyond the Ohlala Mountains: Poems 1968-2002

Alan Brunton played a crucial role in developing a platform for New Zealand poetry and theatre. Brunton was the founding editor of poetry and arts publication Freed and co-editor of Spleen, he also established with partner Sally Rodwell the experimental theatre group Red Mole. Beyond the Ohlala Mountains moves chronologically, in five parts, from ..  More

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Carbon Shapes and Dark Matter

 Adventurous, curious and moving, Christie's work braves abstraction and socio-political insights.After Luce Cannon (Titus Books, 2007) and The Facts of Light (Vagabond Press, 2014), Carbon Shapes and Dark Matter is Christie's third collection of poetry.Time after time lines come into focus, excoriating and yet lyrically beautiful. — Jack Ross..  More

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Collected Poems

Hirohito’ — ‘Phar Lap’ — ‘The Naked Horse’ — all Bill Manhire’s greatest hits in one gorgeous volume!In recent years, Bill Manhire has become one of the most popular and widely-read poets in New Zealand. From magical tales of adventure to witty portraits of national icons to tender love poems, Bill Manhire’s work has something for everyone.This big..  More

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Conversation with a Stone

A former freezing worker, factory worker, and lineman, Richard Taylor was raised in Panmure, Auckland, where he still lives. He was involved in the protest movements of the ‘60s and ‘70s, and was bashed by police at the anti-apartheid protest at Eden Park in 1981. Taylor’s poems combine a love of language and learning with an earthy working class h..  More

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Craven

‘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 MylesCraven is an exceptional debut: Jane Arthur delights, unnerves and challenges in poems that circle both t..  More

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Day and Night

Originally published 1939, by The Caxton Press ..  More

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Dear Neil Roberts

It is November 18, 1982. Neil Ian Roberts is 22 years old. He walks up to the Police Computer Centre in Whanganui, at 12.35am. Who was Neil Roberts? This is the search for the story of a quiet young man, an anarchist, a figure who moves differently, or vanishes altogether, in different versions of history. How are such people rem..  More

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Either Side the Horizon

In Stephen’s work to date, he has never relented in his attacks. His satirical work, of which there is a fair representation in Either Side The Horizon, lampoons not so much political figures as their methods and the institutional hypocrisy they have inherited. His favourite targets are those who say one thing while doing another, be they oil lords..  More

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Excerpts from a Natural History

When the British natural philosophers of the 17th century founded modern natural history, they proposed finding a poet to compile a poetic account of everything that existed in nature, very broadly defined. Four hundred years later, the work is ongoing, made modern and rigorous with rules and style-guides, managers and research-poets.This collectio..  More

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Feeding the Gods

Scott Hamilton’s second book of poetry takes us back to the strange yet strangely familiar territory he began to map in his acclaimed debut. In these poems the tyrannies of linear time, Cartesian logic, and geometric space are overthrown, so that a Japanese U boat surfaces in Kawhia Harbour, Hongi Hika attacks twenty-first century Auckland, Ulysses..  More

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Free Fall

Rogelio Guedea is a Mexican poet, essayist, and novelist currently residing in New Zealand. His book Driving a Trailer Truck (Random House Mondadori, 2008). was awarded the Silverio Cañada Prize 2009 granted to the best Spanish novel published in 2008. He is a columnist for the Mexican newspapers Ecos de la Costa and La Jornada Semanal and currentl..  More

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Fresh Ink 2019

A Collection of Voices from Aotearoa New Zealand 2019 An anthology of New Zealand fiction, poetry and artwork presenting the varied voices and styles of New Zealand writing at its best.Established and award-winning authors as well as some lively ‘fresh ink’ from previous unpublished voices. The second in this popular series. ..  More

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From a Garden in the Antipodes

Originally published 1929, by Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd. ..  More

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Funkhaus

Don’t ask me to speak for the nations, we shiftthe hate with the light from our fascinatorsA queer / takatāpui Māori writer living in Berlin, Germany since 2015, Hinemoana Baker brings a unique perspective both to and from the ‘global North’. Drawing on the German meaning of the word ‘funken’ – to send a radio signal – her latest collection broadca..  More

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Further Conviction Pending: Poems 1998-2008

Further Convictions Pending is the definitive collection of Vincent O’Sullivan’s celebrated poetry of the last decade. Forty or so poems from each of four previous volumes are gathered here with forty-two new poems, displaying the wit, intellectual agility and arresting beauty for which O’Sullivan is renowned.Praise for Further Convictions PendingT..  More

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Head Girl

‘The first time I read Freya’s work I thought . . . uh oh. And then I thought, you have got to be kidding me. And then I thought, God fucking dammit. And then I walked around the house shaking my head thinking . . . OK – alright. And then – finally – I thought, well well well – like a smug policeman. Listen – she’s just the best. I’m going to say t..  More

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Hera Lindsay Bird

this impressive debut has established Hera Lindsay Bird as a good girl………with many beneficial thoughts and feelings………with themes as varied as snow and tears, the poems in this collection shine with the fantastic cream of who she is………juxtaposing many classical and modern breezesBird turns her prescient eye on love and loss, and what emerges is lik..  More

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How I Get Ready

In her new poetry collection How I Get Ready, Ashleigh Young fails to learn to drive, vanishes from the fossil record, and finally finishes writing a book.Cover by Sam Duckor-JonesAshleigh Young is the author of the poetry collection Magnificent Moon (VUP, 2012), and the essay collection Can You Tolerate This? (VUP, 2016) which won a Windham-Campbe..  More

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I Felt Like A Fight, Alright?

  “It’s so good that, before I’d even finished it, the 16-year-old had pinched it and was engrossed. I still haven’t got it back.” - Sonja de Friez, Nine to Noon reviewer on Radio NZ National. As front-woman for NZ band Minuit (minwee), Ruth Carr has always known the power of words – they are her ..  More

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Just This

All I can say is that for me nothing hurts more than leaving and nothing less than coming home when a nor’wester’s gusting in the pines like operatic laughter, and the roadside grasses are laced with the blue and orange and pink of bugloss, poppies and yarrow, all of them swishing, dancing, bending, as they do, as w..  More

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Lay Studies

In Lay Studies, Steven Toussaint conducts an impressive range of lyric inventions, pitching his poems to that precarious interval between love and rage. Beneath their formal dexterity and variety, these études sustain a continuous meditation on the concords and dissonances of worshipful life in an age dominated by spectacle, violence, and environme..  More

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Lifted

First published in 2005, Lifted won the 2006 Montana New Zealand Book Award for Poetry.‘Manhire shows not only his mature formal skills but his ability to look unflinchingly into the heart of things. He is a poet in which a sly sense of humour is coupled with a respect for whatever truths a poem can wring out of experience.’—Billy CollinsThese poem..  More

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