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Catullus for Children

by Anna Jackson

The verse of Latin poet Catullus is reinterpreted for the modern world in this collection of poetry that incorporates classical ideas through domestic and maternal themes. With wit, originality, and tenderness,...


Cassandra's Daughter

by Michael Harlow

Language's classically menaced capacity to convey the realness of reality is the central anxiety of this inventive and sophisticated collection of poetry. As the poems ruminate on the humor and magic of everyday...


Captain Cook in the Underworld

by Robert Sullivan

Originally commissioned as the libretto for a work by composer John Psathas for the 50th birthday celebration of the Orpheus Choir, this book-length poem offers fresh perspectives on the familiar story of Cook's...


Brief Lives

by Chris Price

Bold and original, this collection is a genre-busting sequence of poetry and prose that confronts the place where mortality meets creativity. Using discontinuous narrative and alphabetical order, the author...


Castaly: Poems, 1973-77

by Ian Wedde

The poems that make up Castaly: Poems 1973–77 have been selected by the poet from work completed over the course of four years. Ian Wedde writes: The poems in this book represent my attempts to remain alert...


Boys' Night Out

by Anne French

The first new collection for five years from prize-winning poet Anne French. She writes about personal relationships better than any other New Zealand poet and the brutal honesty, the wit, the structural elegance...


Aloe: And Other Poems

by Diana Bridge

Divided into four distinct sections, this collection of poetry draws inspiration from the natural world while dissecting the concepts of loss, hesitancy, generation, and repetition. Exploring how everything...


All Roads Lead to the Sea

by Kapka Kassabova

All Roads Lead to the Sea is a first collection of poetry from a young Bulgarian immigrant poet. Her work had already attracted considerable attention, with a special issue of Poetry New Zealand featuring her...


All Cretans Are Liars and Other Poems

by Anne French

The poems in All Cretans are Liars are written for friends, lovers, for a small son, for explaining solitude or betrayal – they start out this way but soon take on their own life and walk out to meet us. Anne...


As Far as I Can See: Poems by Michele Leggott

by Michele Leggott

Beautiful and moving poems by a prizewinning New Zealand poet. Leggott writes with passion, tenderness and courage about her deep sorrow at losing her sight. The sharpness of images so characteristic of this...


A Pattern of Marching

by Elizabeth Smither

An accomplished collection of poems, A Pattern of Marching brings us messages of cool precision and accuracy from Elizabeth Smither. Restrained elegance, fine craft and wit characterise the verses. This is,...


Toxic Flora: Poems

by Kimiko Hahn

“[Kimiko] Hahn’s frankness . . . allows [these poems] to stand out as starkly fresh as the carnivorous plants she describes.”—American Poet For Kimiko Hahn, the language and imagery of science open up...


The Plebeian Experience: A Discontinuous History of Political Freedom

by Martin Breaugh

How do people excluded from political life achieve political agency? Through a series of historical events that have been mostly overlooked by political theorists, Martin Breaugh identifies fleeting yet decisive...


First Hand

by Linda Bierds

MacArthur fellow Linda Bierds probes the borders of science and faith in a volume that takes this prizewinning poet to a new level of achievement.

The ghost of the good monk Gregor Mendel haunts these poems...


The Absent Traveller

by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra

The Gathasaptasati is perhaps the oldest extant anthology of poetry from South Asia, containing our very earliest examples of secular verse. Reputed to have been compiled by the Satavahana king Hala in the second...


Selected Poems

by William Radice

The poems of Rabindranath Tagore are among the most haunting and tender in Indian and world literature, expressing a profound and passionate human yearning. His ceaselessly inventive works deal with such subjects...


Jackleg Opera: Collected Poems, 1990 to 2013

by Bj Ward

BJ Ward, an award-winning poet whose poetry and essays have been featured on National Public Radio and in publications such as The Sun Magazine, TriQuarterly, The Literary Review, and the New York Times, has...


Collected Poems

by William Alexander Percy

Nothing would have given Will Percy greater delight—he died in January 1942—than this Collected Poems, for although he was lawyer, soldier, cosmopolitan, plantation-owner, and patriot, it was as a poet that...


What Goes On: Selected and New Poems 1995-2009

by Stephen Dunn

Brilliant new poems and an expansive gathering from six collections by a Pulitzer Prize winner celebrated as “indispensable.” What Goes On displays the evolving style and sensibility of a major award-winning...


Indios: A Poem . . . A Performance

by Linda Hogan & Lois Beardslee

Filled with powerful imagery, this poem relates the tragic story of Indios, a native woman falsely accused of the death of her children. As it echoes the plight of other women like Indios—including Malinche,...