In lieu of flowers, bring weeds. Elizabeth Morton's poems look unflinchingly at a raw and unstable world - the crash, the aftermath, the comeback, 'the black heat at the centre of things'. The poems i..
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..
In the spring of 2015 Paula Green walked Queen Charlotte Track, her poet's eye taking in the beauty of her surroundings and the history of the land. Early on the final day she slipped and injured hers..
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..
Diana Bridges subjects are reflected through a range of cultural lenses. To engagement with Western and New Zealand literature should be added her immersion in the great Asian cultures of China and In..
" 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..
Allen Curnow called R. A. K. Mason (1905-71) New Zealand's `first wholly original, unmistakably gifted poet'. His Collected Poems, first published in 1962, was a rigorous selection made before Mason's..
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 ..
Kara lives in Victory Park council flats with her young son, just making a living by minding other people's kids - her nightly smoke on the fire escape the only time she can drop her guard and imagine..
In a small New Zealand town in the late 1960s, Terrence Flynn craves iron control over his developing daughters Theresa and Catherine. Despite his strictures, they grow, inevitably, to rebel, and to a..
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..