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A Bathful of Kawakawa and Hot Water

This authoritative debut volume collects a number of the author’s provocative texts from online sources, and reformats them for a new printed experience, brought to life by special use of the mid-20th..

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A Garden is a long time

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A Long Road Trip Home

A Long Road Trip Home goes to the heart of the matter. Invention is one thing, knowing is another. John Allison knows that the wisdom of experience leads to poems of discovery and revelation. These ar..

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A Petulance of Politicians

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A-wake-(e)nd

What does it mean to be a good Pacific woman? Audrey doesn't care. In her third collection, a - wake - (e)nd, acclaimed poet Audrey Brown-Pereira turns a lens to her own life, transforming a mid-l..

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Actions and Travels: How Poetry Works

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All of Us

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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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Always Italicise: How to write while colonised *Winner Ockham 2023 Mary and Peter Biggs Award for Poetry*

Shrink-wrapped, vacuum-packed, disassembled, sold for parts, butt of jokes, scapegoats, too this for that, too that for this, gravy trains, too angry, special treatment, let it go . . . 'Alwa..

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And So It Is: New Poems

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anomalia

Cadence Chung's visceral and intelligent debut anomalia casts poetry as scientific investigation. Populated with strange specimens, cicada husks and glittering gems, these poems explore the love and c..

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Another Beautiful Day Indoors

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Aria

Where is my tongue? On display, a trophy of war. Where is my tikanga? Kept in the basement. Where is my mana? Locked in the museum. And where are my whanau? Scattered like dandelion seed..

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Art of Walking Upright

Glenn is a doctor. During his training he took a year off to live in a remote Bay of Islands community. This is a profound, beautiful and funny distillation of that experience. Rich insights into M..

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As The Trees Have Grown

The poems in Stephanie de Montalk's new collection engage with the world as if through a window - cloaked, distanced, guided by the movements of the seasons, the weather, and always, trees. As de Mont..

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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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At the Point of Seeing *Ockham 2024 Longlist*

Full text At the Point of Seeing is the extraordinary debut collection from Otepoti Dunedin poet Megan Kitching. Poised, richly observant and deftly turned, Kitching's poems bestow a unique atten..

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AUP New Poets 10

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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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Beautiful Chaos: On Motherhood, Finding Yourself and Overwhelming Love

Selected poems from bestselling author and Instagram poet, Jessica Urlichs. Motherhood is messy and beautiful, and hard and humbling. We adore our children and sometimes we miss ourselves. Beauti..

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Big Fat Brown Bitch *Ockham 2024 Longlist*

The Big Fat Brown Bitch runs, sleeps, cries, laughs, splits open. She is sitting in a garage in South Auckland with her two brothers and discussing the majestic architecture of atoms. She is playing a..

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Bird Collector

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Birdspeak

In Arihia Latham’s debut collection of poems, birdcall resounds through poetry that is both personal and political, as fierce as it is tender. Arihia (Kai Tahu, Kati Mamoe, Waitaha) is a writer, rongo..

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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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Bordering on Miraculous

In this luscious collaboration poet Lynley Edmeades and painter Saskia Leek explore ideas of the quotidian and its everyday miracles. Their close, intense domestic observations merge with the philosop..

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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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Calamities! *Ockham 2024 Longlist*

In her second, spine-cracking collection, Jane Arthur wants 'to get morbid'. Moving with ease between the cerebral and the ethereal she measures her anxieties against a cosmic canvas - taking in every..

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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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Chinese Fish *Ockham 2024 Longlist*

When Ping leaves Hong Kong to live in the South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand, she discovers that life in the Land of the Long White Cloud is not the prosperous paradise she was led to believe it wou..

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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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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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Deep Colour

Deep Colour, by acclaimed poet Diana Bridge, is a fiercely sensory and meticulously crafted collection. These poems respond with graceful precision to the immediate physical world, and meditate on tim..

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Dirge Bucolic

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Ebbs & Floods

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Echidna

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Edgeland and Other 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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Everrumble: a small novel in small forms

The everrumble is a poetic imagining of intense focus and sweeping ideas. Zettie's story is fluid and in motion, transcending geographies and time. She stops talking, at age seven, and starts to liste..

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Face to the Sky

A new collection by award-winning poet Michele Leggott...

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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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Fleur Adcock: Collected Poems (Expanded Ed)

This expanded edition of Fleur Adcock's Collected Poems, first published in hardback in 2019, includes her latest collection The Mermaid's Purse, and twenty new poems. It is published simultaneously w..

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Formica

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Funkhaus

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Further Convictions Pending: Poems 1998-2008

Further Convictions Pending is the definitive collection of Vincent O'Sullivan's celebrated poetry of the last decade. Forty or so poems from each of four previous volumes are gathered here with forty..

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Green Rain

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Harry Ricketts : Selected Poems

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He's So Masc

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Hera Lindsay Bird

Bird turns her prescient eye on love and loss, and what emerges is like a helicopter in fog...or a bejewelled Christmas sleigh, gliding triumphantly through the contemporary aesthetic desert...this is..

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Hoof

Hoof by Kerrin P. Sharpe arrives with new urgency and longing. These are poems about a father who can only remember one word, ponies that grow hooves of basalt as they pull Scott and Shackelton around..

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Hopurangi | Song Catcher: Poems from the Maramataka

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House & Contents

Our mother's clouds and insects fly to embrace your clouds and insects. Her architecture, roads, bridges and infrastructure rush to greet yours. Her molecules on their upward trajectory entwine with y..

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