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..
The poems in Sinking Lessons portray the vitality of a world full of things and beings we too often disregard, using language that vibrates in harmony with the lively tales it tells - from small, ever..
The collected poems of New Zealand's best-loved poet in a handsome volume. "A poem is a ripple of words on water wind-huffed ..." This volume showcases the finest examples of Hone's poetry, from his e..
Is our identity more of a composite than we realise? We often think of ourselves as formed from our core values or our DNA, but in Social Media, Mary Macpherson explores identity as a creation of the ..
Breen sometimes thought sourly that Tiger Jackson would have made a good fascist. He told unreliable stories, he liked power and admiration, and he had all three military virtues- self-belief, luck, a..
First published in 1984, Some Other Country quickly became established as New Zealand's essential single-volume anthology of short stories, and has since been enjoyed by many thousands of visitors, st..
This new collection of poetry will enchant and provoke, comfort and delight. From the hilarious 'True Pregnancy Tales' to the sobering 'The First Stone', in which the author recounts her small child g..
There was an old man who lived on the edge of the world and he had a horse called Sydney Bridge Upside Down. He was a scar-faced old man and his horse was a slow-moving bag of bones, and I start with ..
Tail of the Taniwha is a collection of short stories by writer, poet and playwright Courtney Sina Meredith that builds on the themes and ideas of her signature publications, Brown Girls in Bright Red ..
"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..
Whakamiharo ana tera te tirohanga atu ki a ia, ki te kaieke tohora. I rere atu te wai i a ia, ka hamama tona waha kia taea ai te hau makariri te kupa iho. Ko ana karu e kohara ana i te ahurei. Korekor..
In this follow-up collection to the award-winning The Truth Garden, Emma Neale asks where exactly do the personal and the political drop hands? In poems that are engaged, compelling, witty and moving,..
'All my life I think I've been trying to find it again, that clarity, as if all the world's air were rushing into me and filling my lungs to the brim. 'And that sense of defying gravity before the thr..
To the Occupant takes the everyday and transforms it into something fine and precious and enduring. With an unsparing attention, Emma Neale creates shape-shifting poems that confound prejudices and su..
The breath held or expelled in wonder, frustration or delight energises Emma Neale's writing. Poems in The Truth Garden take risks because they need to; in the clamour of family life they have require..
" No. 2" - Nanna Maria decides it is time to hand over the reigns of the family to her as yet unnamed successor. She orders a feast, and while the family prepare and await her decision, we get to know..
Michael Mahana's personal disclosure to his parents leads to the uncovering of another family secret - about his uncle, Sam, who had fought in the Vietnam War. Now, armed with his uncle's diary, Micha..
We are unmoored by circumstances that set us adrift from our normal lives into unknown waters. The poems in this debut collection range from the luxury of certainty, through the loss of a partner, to ..