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Loop of Jade

by Sarah Howe

*SHORTLISTED FOR THE FORWARD PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST COLLECTION 2015*

There is a Chinese proverb that says: ‘It is more profitable to raise geese than daughters.’ But geese, like daughters, know the obligation...


Kalakuta Republic

by Chris Abani

This powerful collection of poems details the harrowing experiences endured by Abani and other political prisoners at the hands of Nigeria’s military regime in the late 1980s. Abani vividly describes the characters...


A Fire in the Heart

by Tia Bidlack

This powerful collection of poetry surveys the highs and lows of relationships. Tia Bidlack's compelling writing style and vivid descriptions lend themselves to this emotional exploration of love and loss.


Dear Neil Roberts

by Airini Beautrais

It is November 18, 1982, and Neil Ian Roberts is 22 years old. He walks up to the Police Computer Centre in Whanganui, at 12:35am. Shortly after, there was an explosion. Neil committed suicide attempting to...


Liner Notes

by Andy Mister

Andy Mister's Liner Notes is a semi-narrative prose poem, a meditation on alienation and pop culture. Beginning with the Beach Boy's unfinished masterpiece Smile, Mister describes a world populated by ghosts....


Scavenger Loop: Poems

by David Baker

From eco-poetics to the erotic, Scavenger Loop measures the dimensions of the pastoral and the elegy in contemporary lyric poetry. In this masterful new work by “the most moving and expansive poet to come...


Black-footed Country

by Lindsay Wilson

Lindsay Wilson surprises the reader with haunting images that stick in your mind long after you put this book down. This is the poetic craft at its best. (This is an e-book addition in epub format.)


Some Churches

by Tasha Cotter

Churches are fixed structures that enable intangible beliefs. In Some Churches, Tasha Cotter gives words similar power to transform. Each poem in this collection is like a penance, a salve when "we are strangled...


Selected Poems

by W.S. Graham

When T.S. Eliot wrote of W.S. Graham's collection, The Nightfishing, that 'some of these poems - by their sustained power, their emotional depth and maturity and their superb technical skill - may well be among...


River House: Poems

by Sally Keith

These are poems of absence. Written in the wake of the loss of her mother, River House follows Sally Keith as she makes her way through the depths of grief, navigating a world newly transfigured. Incorporating...


Alone and Not Alone

by Ron Padgett

Wry, generous, lucid poems from one of contemporary poetry’s living masters.


Shame / Shame

by Devin Becker & David St. John

Set in the mundane everyday, these poems explore shame and humorously dramatize the clumsy and socially awkward moments of life.


Fanny Says

by Nickole Brown

A raucous, bawdy, and hilarious investigation of the South through the unforgettable voice of Fanny, Nickole Brown’s fierce, tough-as-rope grandmother.


Favourite Poems of the Sea: Poems to Celebrate Britain's Maritime Heritage

by Howard Watson

A wonderful anthology of poetry celebrating the British coastline and life above and below the deep blue sea. Verses from our best-loved authors – such as WB Yeats, RL Stevenson and Rudyard Kipling – are accompanied...


Illuminations

by Arthur Rimbaud

The definitive translation of the one of the brightest geniuses of French poetry. The prose poems of the great French Symbolist, Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891), have acquired enormous prestige among readers everywhere...


The Stuntman: Poems

by Brian Laidlaw

"THE EARTH BROKE OPEN CAUSE WE BROKE IT OPEN," blares the first line of this enrapturing debut collection mapping the myth of Narcissus and Echo and the Iron Range roots of Bob Dylan onto a world growing increasingly...


Dear Leader

by Damian Rogers

A psychedelic remix of religious texts, memory, and borrowed biography, this collection sings a new kind of order into air.


Stories and Prose Poems

by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn & Michael Glenny

A new edition of the Russian Nobelist's collection of novellas, short stories, and prose poems

Stories and Prose Poems contains twenty-two works of widely varied style and character from the Nobel Prize winner...


Unknown Warrior: The War of Tommy Atkins

by Donald Cooper

Unknown Warrior, a story told in poetic form, tells of the war of a ubiquitous Tommy Atkins, who starts his adventure in the patriotic fervour of a recruitment office leading to the squalor and brutality of...


The Lunatic

by Charles Simic

From Pulitzer Prize winner and former poet laureate charles simic comes a dazzling collection of poems as original, meditative, and humorous as the poet himself

This latest volume of poetry from Charles Simic,...