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
First published in 1987 this collection takes 5 areas of New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, north, south, east, west and central, and features 4 or 5 poems set in each. They are poems of the street, working class and bohemian lifestyles, graffiti gangs etc, all using the physical locations as characters themselves as they were in the eventful.. More
The dead should come back changed, or what’s the point?Why do you hide your head beneath the bedclothes?Doesn’t everyone name themselves?Is your house a bottle? Are you trapped in there?Isn’t it nice to be this close to someone?Can we go back to our notes? Please?Urgent, witty and unnervingly beautiful, Oscar Upperton’s first collection takes famil.. More
Poet, wit and controversialist, A.R.D. Fairburn was one of the best-known New Zealanders of his time. His friend Douglas Robb saw him "in the role of a cheese starter, just as a cheese starter helps to mature cheese, so Rex helped to mature artistic thought in New Zealand."
Eileen Duggan was New Zealand's best known poet while she was writing and publishing. For many years her reputation outside New Zealand exceeded that of any other New Zealand poet. Her poetry shows an undeniable lyric gift and genuine skill in the evocation of atmosphere.
Bethell stands with R.A.K Mason at the beginnings of modern poetry in New Zealand. Born in England, she grew up in New Zealand but did not live there until the 1920's when at the age of fifty she began to write poetry.
Long recognised as a poem of rare originality and distinction and one of the most studied New Zealnd poets. "R.A.K. Mason is the poet we think of as being the first genuinely New Zealand Poet. He is certainly thefirst New Zealand poet I read with enthusiasm." - Bill Manhire