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..
This is the definitive collection of work by New Zealand's most distinguished poet. Throughout his lifetime, Allen Curnow revised, selected and collected his poetry in various ways. For the first time..
This handsome slipcase brings together the definitive biography and collected poems of Allen Curnow (1911-2001), widely recognised as one of the most distinguished poets writing in English in the seco..
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 ..
when life gives you spoons, demand a refund, an inquiry when life gives you spoons, scoop the innards, carve a heart when life gives you spoons, collect a set Alzheimer's and a Spoon takes its readers..
ANCHOR STONE by Tony Beyer is "a significant book by a significant poet" (Mark Young). It includes several longer works & a significant proportion which deliberately address issues relevant to contemp..
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 ..
Are Friends Electric? is an audacious new work by the author of the prizewinning collection Graft. Helen Heath delves into liminal spaces, finding points of connection and revealing a complex and laye..
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..
"What a fine thing it is to have this full and final show of Barry's wrerterly productivity laid out expansively, matched by a photo-essay that shows Barry doing what he always did most: working, in h..
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..
The timing for this book is perfect, as individuals navigate all manner of challenges in the world. Beloved is a book that you can keep beside your bed as a way to calm the mind and spirit when life f..
'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 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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Cloudboy is a deep-mulling, richly sensitive account of a mother's adjustments to the needs of an autistic child. This prize-winning suite of poems grows out of extremes of love and frustration, as th..
This work is a compilation by one of New Zealand's most distinguished poets. Dallas was born in 1919 in Invercargill. Her concerns include the landscape and its effects on people, and Chinese and Budd..
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..
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..
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..
James Norcliffe is one of New Zealand's most widely published and anthologised poets. In Dark Days at the Oxygen Cafe, he looks over the shoulders of many characters and creatures, both real and imagi..
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 shoutout..
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..