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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 Lack of Good Sons

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a liminal gathering: Elixir & Star Grief Almanac 2023

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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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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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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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At the Point of Seeing  *Winner Ockham 2024 Best First Book Award (the Jessie Mackay Prize for Poetry)*

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 attention upon the w..

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AUP New Poets 10

Distinctive, fresh and compellingly present, AUP New Poets 10 features three exciting new voices. Looking out from today at a landscape peopled with her tupuna, Tessa Keenan (Te Atiawa) writes po..

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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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Butterfly Typhoons

Poems of a political nature Richard P Wisnesky - It is quite simple to understand why so many people don't bother to vote - politicians need to give them a reason to be interested, that they can ..

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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  *Winner Ockham 2024 Mary and Peter Biggs Award for Poetry*

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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Conventional Weapons

Conventional Weapons is Tracey Slaughter's first full poetry collection. In these dark, lyrical poems, Slaughter closely observe the textures of the world and the beauty and depravity of human natur..

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Departures

Expat New Zealand poet Dunstan Ward's new collection of poems, DISTANCES, takes the reader "deep into the heart of loss and love, into the reality of mortality, into life's mystery and its sorrow. The..

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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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Fox Spirit on a Distant Cloud

Wellington, 1923, and a sixty-year-old woman hangs herself in a scullery; ten years later another woman 'falls' from the second floor of a Taranaki tobacconist; soon afterwards a young mother in Tauma..

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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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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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How ART!

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How to be dfferent, how to be me

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How to Be Old

Wellington writer Rachel McAlpine blogs and podcasts about living and ageing and is celebrating her 80th birthday with a book of poems. How to Be Old is an explosion of humanity on the page with some ..

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