In 'S Day' and Afterwards a fictional stroke victim shares her thoughts and feelings about language in general, her specific speech and language difficulties and the influence her condition has on her..
The poetry collection composed of Gus's popular performance pieces, revisited work from the past and brand new poems specifically written for this publication. Edited by Laurice Gilbert - this first p..
An aloe - spiky, soothing, fragrant, bitter - opens Diana Bridge's new collection of poetry. Aloe is structured in four parts: 'The compulsion to catch it', 'Into words', 'Among the Freuds' and 'It's ..
April is a narrative poem which reflects on the transition from late summer to early winter, in particular as it evolves in the south. Anzac Day and reflections on the place of Gallipoli in the April ..
In The Art of Excavation, poet Leilani Tamu delves into the complex and multifaceted nature of the region that we know as the Pacific. In poetry that is by turns fierce and political, tender and insig..
Gregory O'Brien's first collection of poems since Afternoon of an Evening Train (2005), Beauties of the Octagonal Pool is centred on the 'octagonal pool' of the Waitemata Harbour. In an eight-armed em..
'All of my best lines are accidents', Chris Price writes in this book, and proceeds to prove that she has the knack of putting herself in harm's way and the skill to build from there. Beside Herself p..
A bold exploration of the concept of mana, undertaken in resonant poetry and short prose pieces. Completed on the Michael King Writers' Centre Maori Writer's Residency 2011. Ben Brown (Ngati Paoa, Nga..
A suite of 14 poems, addressed to the poet's stepdaughters, asking, in the author's words, " [w]hat happens when puberty escapes the quarter-acre section, setting off through the rural hinter of New Z..
Stefanie Lash is a poet and archivist who lives in Wellington. Her poems have appeared in journals including Sport, Takahe and Turbine. An albino huia, a stranger in the attic and a pink-haired woman...
It was a man known as The Fisherman of Halicarnassus who invented the idea of the blue voyage. Exiled to the town of Bodrum in the 1920s, he used to go out sailing with the sponge divers, and soon rea..
Using the extraordinary capacity of music to revive the places and people from our pasts, this poetic memoir springs from over 50 song titles or song lines and spans more than four decades. Laconic, w..
Following the publication of his critically acclaimed Collected Poems, Peter Bland's new work has a startling freshness and immediacy. These poems celebrate a growing spiritual awareness of everyday l..
This collection offers 40 new poems from popular poet Apirana Taylor. Inspired by nature and mythology, he shifts his focus from the mundane to the mysterious, and with characteristic wit and intensit..
Bullet Hole Riddle is a three-part narrative sequence charting one person's journey to make sense of an unwanted history. Framing personal experience as a series of collective acts, Miriam Barr's firs..
One of New Zealand's most outstanding poets and writing talents, Sue Wootton, has released a superb new collection of poetry, By Birdlight. This is her third collection, after the highly praised Hourg..
The first of the 33 poems and sequences reprinted here was written in 1981, the latest in 2014 - a time-lapse of thirty-three years. As Paula Green put it in 99 Ways into NZ Poetry: "Jack Ross writes ..