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..
New Zealand poet and anthropologist Michael Jackson has been described by Martin Edmond as "one of our most astute, humane, idiosyncratic, neglected and perdurable writers." His poetry is characterise..
The poems of Elizabeth Brooke-Carr (1940-2019) speak of a world where there is always light somewhere, a brightness that delineates mountains and rivers, coaxes birds to be provocative and human being..
Once upon a time, the last Immortal lost his powers to an Aenuk Healer and her tree. Nine hundred years later, he learns that an Immortal child is going to be born, and with it, the chance to regain h..
Pat White's poetry embraces the environment, history and time, and celebrates the rhythms that govern rural life with a sense of the transcendental rare in contemporary New Zealand writing. He writes ..
'We are tiny beneath the light' charts the end of a marriage and the tumble of tiny moments that make up a life under stress, including the unexpected discoveries that can still bring joy - watching a..
Witi Ihimaera's timeless story tells how the courage of one girl in standing against the tide of tradition enables her tribe to become reconnected with their ancestral life force. The Whale Rider has ..
A young father high on Ritalin longs to leap into the tiger enclosure. A teacher who has been stood down for accessing porn on a school computer wants to re-establish contact with his teenage daughter..
A funny and poignant Gabriel?s Bay story from the bestselling Catherine Robertson.Dr Ashwin Ghadavi, the newly imported GP, is trying hard to fit into Gabriel?s Bay. His challenges include the immovea..
When seven-year-old Alyssa is kidnapped, Deputy Noah Harper decides he will do what it takes to find her - but that means crossing lines he can never come back from. Finding the girl safe isn't enough..
When seven-year-old Alyssa is kidnapped, Deputy Noah Harper decides he will do what it takes to find her--but that means crossing lines he can never come back from. Finding the girl safe isn't enough ..
From the Chatham Islands/ Rekohu to London, from 1835 to the 21st century, this quietly powerful and compelling novel confronts the complexity of being Moriori, Maori and Pakeha. In the 1880s, Mere ye..
Published simultaneously in Ireland by Salmon Poetry, Majella Cullinane's remarkable second collection, Whisper of a Crow's Wing, is the work of a poet with a distinct and powerful voice. These poems..
Ruby Palmer has been dealt a rough hand. She was left in a kete at the back door of the Porohiwi Home for Children when she was a baby, and then at seven she discovered that Betty - who stopped the ba..
Highly regarded poet and anthologist Paula Green is the author of this much overdue survey of New Zealands women poets. Illustrated throughout by Sarah Laing and featuring the work of 195 poets (all o..
Excuse me if I laugh. The roads are dark and large books block our path. The air we breathe is made of evening air. The world is longer than the road that brings us here. Bill Manhire's new book begin..
The vivid and lyrical new collection from award-winning poet Sue Wootton. These poems are sensorially alive, deeply attentive to language, the body, and the world around us. Down in the bone the word-..
From the steam of Joe Tui's long-gone Dunedin fish-and-chip shop to a young possum clinging to a plum tree, via substance-fuelled manic narrative, Zen solitude and vivid evocations of childhood, by tu..