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A Passage of Yellow Red Birds

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All of Us

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Allen Curnow: Collected Poems

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..

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Allen Curnow: Slipcase Dual Edition

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..

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Alzheimers and a Spoon

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..

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Ambient Terror

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An Explanation of Poetry to My Father

In this new collection Glenn uses hands-on language and humour to explain poetry to his builder father ('a man of few words') - and anyone else not yet captivated with the magic of words...

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And So It Is: New Poems

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As the Verb Tenses

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..

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Aspiring Daybook: The diary of Elsie Winslow

In Aspiring Daybook, poet Annabel Wilson tells of a year in the life Elsie Winslow, who has just returned from Europe to Wanaka to take care of her terminally ill brother and finds herself thinking ab..

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At This Distance

Many of the poems in Dunstan Ward's second collection are set in France, where he has lived since 1973. Some look back to his New Zealand childhood, others are aphoristic or commemorative. In his Land..

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AUP New Poets 6

Relaunched under the editorship of Anna Jackson in 2019, AUP New Poets 6 includes substantial selections from the poetry of Ben Kemp, Vanessa Crofskey and Chris Stewart. We move from Kemp's slow..

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AUP New Poets 7

From Apia to Parnell, ancient Rome to Aro Park and on to the furthest reaches of the internet, AUP New Poets 7 takes readers on an eye-popping journey through contemporary New Zealand poetry. The..

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Axis: Poems and Drawings

Cilla McQueen is one of New Zealand's major poets. This is a collection of her poems from the past twenty years, drawn from five volumes of her published work. Also included here are a selection of ..

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Back Before You Know

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Bad Things

No one can imagine how bad things must be. They sprout in the dark, damp folds of my mind. They grow there- a forest of tiny umbrellas. They flourish- a crown of terrible heads. Bad Things, the ne..

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Because a Woman's Heart is Like a Needle at the Bottom of the Ocean

Through fun and gore, love and monsters, Sugar Magnolia Wilson's riveting first collection takes readers inside a world where past and present, fiction and fact, author and subject collide. Playful ..

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Being Here

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..

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Beloved

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..

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Best of Best New Zealand Poems

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Black and the White, The

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Blame Vermeer

Vincent O'Sullivan delights his many enthusiastic readers with another fine collection of poems, playfully entitled Blame Vermeer...

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Blood Ties: New and Selected Poems: 1963-2016

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Body Politic

Fifty years after she arrived in New Zealand from Los Angeles, Mary Cresswell's focus is unchanged. As a poet with a scientist's concern for detail she is still drawn to nature and what humanity has d..

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Bones in the Octagon

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..

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Born to a Red-Headed Woman

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..

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By Sea Mouths Speaking

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Charles Brasch: Selected Poems

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..

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Classic New Zealand Poets in Performance (with 2 CDs)
Collected Poems

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Collected Poems

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..

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Collected Poems 1967-1999

Bill Manhire's Collected Poems brings together thirty years of work from the outstanding poet of his generation. These poems reach all the way from Anglo-Saxon England to contemporary Antarctica...

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Collected Poems of Katherine Mansfield

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..

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Coming to it

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Conch Trumpet

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..

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Craven

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Crisis & Duplication [Crisis; The means of duplication]

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Dangerous Country of Love and Marriage, The

In this powerful collection, Amy Leigh Wicks takes the reader on a literal journey from New York City to Wellington and Kaikoura, and on an emotional journey from youth into `the dangerous country of ..

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Deadpan

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Edge Of Things, The

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Edgeland and Other Poems

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Edwin's Egg & Other Poetic Novellas

Cilla McQueen was New Zealand Poet Laureate 2009-11. One of her writing projects during her time as laureate was Serial, which she described as 'exploring a space between prose and poetry'. It was pub..

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Eileen Duggan: Selected Poems

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Enough

'Enough,' the boy coughed as he and his father walked down the cobbled street. ;Enough,' the father said, and rested his hand on his son's shoulder. But the pleading in his voice and the darkness that..

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Every Now and Then I Have Another Child

A mysterious doppelganger sister, a newborn baby, a boy in a mural, a detective, a former lover, a student stalker ... are they real or imagined? Building on Diane Brown's tradition of extended poetic..

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Facts, The

She is made of blood she raises herself up to be seen The superb second book by the author of the acclaimed 2013 collection Other Animals traces the course of a failing marriage, while illum..

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Family Instructions Upon Release

'I have no words.' This is so often our response to grief and loss, when dealing with it ourselves or consoling others. Elizabeth's father took his own life in 2012. Unable to find words of her own to..

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Far-Flung

Far-Flung traverses multiple terrains - home and upheaval, our connection to the environment and to people, our relation to the past, place and placelessness. From 'the Kilmog slumping seaward' ..

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Fast Talker

A new collection of poetry by a self-confessed 'ranter', Fast Talker is energetic, contemporary, and filled with an emphatic, punchy political and social awareness. Some of the poems are indeed Egglet..

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Figure & Ground: Poems 2012--2018

Refugees, philosophers, and Mesolithic woodworkers, Napoleon, Tarkovsky, Anne Sexton, John Mulgan and Dan Davin are just some of the encounters to be had as we journey from the Canterbury Plains to Ra..

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Fire Penny

Snapshot reconstructions of life on Scotland's remote Kilda island -- ancestral home of McQueens -- open this tenth collection of poetry from Cilla McQueen. The spare life in the place of birds and s..

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