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 li..
Being Here is the first book to survey the entire span of Vincent O'Sullivan's poetry, from Bearings (1973) to new poems first published in this volume. On display is the full range of the wit, intell..
Carolyn McCurdie hails from the deep south and her poems are made at the hem of a mother's checked tablecloth, the rim of a rain-starved garden and the raw edges of a southern landscape where the elem..
Charles Brasch (1909-1973) was the founder and first editor of Landfall, New Zealand's premier journal of literature and ideas. Born in Dunedin, he grew up to be at home in the literature, art and arc..
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..
The Conch Shell calls to the scattered tribes of contemporary New Zealand. It sounds the signal to listen close, critically and 'in alert reverie'. David Eggleton's reach of references, the marriage o..
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 m..
Leaving for the big smoke was your big idea. But everything is here, sun, fish. Everything. You can buy fish there but here You are taught how to catch them. We dance anytime not just special time. We..
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..
After establishing a poetic presence on the literary scene in the early 1960s, Dunedins Alan Roddick published his first collection, The Eye Corrects: Poems 19551965, in 1967. A mere 49 years later co..
Kate Camp's new book begins in John Lennon's childhood kitchen, and ends at the prow of ship, surveying what has been and what is yet to come. The internet of things speaks to loss and hope, and to th..
A land ballot was the means by which Fleur Adcock's grandparents, immigrants from Manchester during World War I, were able to bid for a piece of native bush on the slopes of Mount Pirongia in the Nort..
Life & Customs begins and ends in Otago. It circles through places and through history, picking up the rhythms of a maze. It is full of stories: a girl slips into an anorexic silence as cold as Antarc..
Lucky Punch is a love story set in tiny natural worlds sheltering from the encroaching urban dystopia of 1980s Auckland. The characters grow up together, yearn, fight, dream and stare at walls. Their ..
A poem is a vote. It chooses freedom of imagination, freedom of critical thought, freedom of speech. A collection of political poems in its very essence argues for the power of the democratic voice. H..
Maukatere: Floating Mountain is a single long poem sequence that explores and celebrates life below Maukatere (Mt Grey) in the Hurunui. The more experimental style is an exciting development for one o..
Michael Harlows poems are small detonations that release deeply complex stories of psychological separations and attractions, of memory and desire. Frequently they slip into the alluring spaces just a..
"Paul Schimmel's debut collection is a quietly stunning achievement. These carefully crafted poems talk about our relationship to the natural world. They go beyond invention into discovery; on one han..
The startling poems in this debut collection are both pretty and strange, clear and mysterious. All of the poems are conversations, of sorts: a dancer talks to the floorboards; a dressing gown talks t..
Since June is a poised and confident first book of poems. These deceptively simple, conversational poems tell stories and capture details of daily existence, but then take odd and surprising turns. La..
Bill Manhire's first new collection of poems for seven years takes its title from his elegy for his close friend the painter Ralph Hotere, who died in 2013. At its heart is the sequence 'Known Unto Go..
'After more than twenty thousand days in this world I'm back to basics. My body is dated equipment and I ride it as though I've borrowed it for the day, taking its senses on a test flight.' Song of th..
"Today, it's the jacket's turn to take me for a walk instead of the dog." In this new collection, Dunedin's unofficial but authentic poet laureate--between revisiting 1950s childhood and destroying a ..
Piquant, frank, open, wistful, tender, funny this personal memoir by Diane Brown is deftly marbled throughout with social history. From carefully chosen anecdotes it slowly unfolds a vivid and compell..
Tell Me My Name Bill Manhire riddles Norman Meehan music Hannah Griffin song Peter Peryer photographs Tell Me My Name is a sequence of thirteen riddles by Bill Manhire, set to music by composer Norma..
With essays on such influential verse biographers as Margaret Atwood, Dorothy Porter, Michael Ondaatje and Anne Carson along with newer practitioners such as Chris Orsman, Jordie Albiston, Robert Sull..
Many of the poems in WAKING BY A RIVER OF LIGHT explore life's puzzles and miracles as light and darkness flicker around the planet, starting and ending each day, in a jerky silent movie rhythm mimick..