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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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And So It Is: New Poems

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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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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 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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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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Bathful of Kawakawa and Hot Water, A

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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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Blame Vermeer

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

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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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Brass Band to Follow

Bryan Walpert's fourth collection of lyric poems ranges in its focus from flowers to infinities, from laundry to eternity, but is founded most fully on what it is to move into middle age - to wait sti..

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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 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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Death Of Music Journalism

Simon Sweetman - blogger, reviewer, podcaster, and author of On Song: Stories Behind New Zealand's Pop Classics - releases his first poetry collection, The Death of Music Journalism. Simon's been writ..

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Eager to Break

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Edgeland and Other Poems

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Enduring Love: Collected Poems

Robert McLean is a defiantly modernist poet who often uses traditional metres and rhyme to explore the complexities of history and selfhood. His intellectually cosmopolitan and questioning verse attem..

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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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Felt

Couples in last-chance therapy, best friends unfriending, racist trolls trawling the comments section for game - this collection is concerned with the things that make us feel. This felt realm is ..

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Five O'Clock Shadows

From a long-drop that demands binoculars to Caberfeidh in the Catlins where his father picked plums from the passing train, Richard Langston writes poems that return over and over to the land. Born..

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Fragments from an Infinite Catalogue

Fragments from an Infinite Catalogue is a collection of words and images by a scientist and artist who is fascinated by language. John Ta ne Christeller began writing poems to explain and extend the s..

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Friday Prayers

FRIDAY PRAYERS is a chapbook of five new poems from Tony Beyer whose ANCHOR STONE was a finalist in the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. 'Island time' is a meditation on impermanence and identi..

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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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Getting it Right: Poems 1968-2015

After establishing a poetic presence on the literary scene in the early 1960s, Dunedins Alan Roddick published his first collection, The Eye Corrects: Poems 19551965, in 1967. A mere 49 years later co..

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Ghosts

Poet Siobhan Harveys latest collection is about migration, outcasts, the search for home, and the ghosts we live with, including the ones who occupy our memories, ancestries and stories. It begins in ..

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Goddess Muscle

This long-awaited poetry collection from award-winning Pasifika poet Karlo Mila spans work written over a decade. The poems are both personal and political. They trace the effect of defining issues su..

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Harry Ricketts : Selected Poems

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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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Hourglass

Sue Wootton is a newcomer to New Zealand poetry. "Hourglass" is full of wry humour and acute observation...

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How Did I Get Here Soliloquies Of Youth

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How I Get Ready

In her new poetry collection How I Get Ready, Ashleigh Young fails to learn to drive, vanishes from the fossil record, and finally finishes writing a book...

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How to Be Happy Though Human: New and Selected Poems

A timely collection of new and previously published work by one of Aotearoa's most acclaimed poets, How to Be Happy Though Human is Kate Camp's superb seventh book of poetry. It is published simultane..

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How to Live

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How to Live with Mammals

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I Am A Human Being

Winner of the Jessie Mackay Prize for Poetry in the MitoQ Best First Book Awards at the 2021 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards The debut collection from one of Aotearoa's most exciting emerging poet..

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I Am in Bed with You

I am in bed with you. The room varies. But I'm always on the left. I am pulling the pieces of myself into myself. In the winter I left myself behind in the 90s. I'm coming back now. You can see..

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In a Slant Light: A Poet's Memoir

In this absorbing poetic memoir of her early life, Cilla McQueen, one of New Zealands major women poets, leads us over the stepping stones of childhood memory, some half submerged, some strong and gli..

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