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The Poetry of Jaroslav Seifert

by Ewald Osers & George Gibian

This is the best translated and largest edition of poetry by the Czechs' only Nobel Prize–winning poet, Jaroslav Seifert (he won the prize in 1984 and died in 1986). The poetry is surprising in its simplicity,...

Young Knowledge: Poems of Robin Hyde

by Robin Hyde & Michele Leggott

A full chronological record of the poems of Robin Hyde, a New Zealand journalist, novelist, dramatist, and poet active in the 1930s, is presented in this book. The 300 poems chosen show Hyde’s growth as a...


by Anne French

The poems in this sixth collection from a celebrated poet explore the nature of the unknown and the uncultivated, from the oceans and the bush to the emotional realities of the distant past and powerful passion....

Walking to Africa

by Jessica Le Bas

Portraying a parent’s experience of coming to terms with the new and frightening world of mental health care, this narrative explores the myriad foreign ways of diagnosis and treatment. Written from a mother’s...

Voice Carried My Family

by Robert Sullivan

Love and the rearticulation of New Zealand mythology from a Polynesian perspective are the central themes of this new collection of Hawaii-based Maori poetry. The poems open up two cultural traditions—a Polynesian...


by Bob Orr

In this collection, Orr captures the essence of present-day Auckland and of his own rural Waikato childhood. His verse, containing a wide range of literary allusions, from Rimbaud to Pasternak to Neruda, locates...

Walls to Kick and Hills to Sing from: A Comedy with Interruptions

by Murray Edmond

Arranged in four acts, this collection of poems merrily experiments with voice, performance, and medium, exploring the craft through monologues, dialogues, choruses, songs, scene sets, and storyboards. Filled...

Three Regrets and a Hymn to Beauty

by Ian Wedde

This collection of poetry features five extended poems that explore the concept of beauty and the nature of language, discussing serious philosophical ideas with zest, energy, wit, and humor. A unique volume...


by Anna Jackson

In Anna Jackson’s fifth collection of poetry, a rich and leafy life closes in on the New Zealand poet. Scenarios from home and work join fairy-tale tropes in these multifaceted poems that preoccupy themselves with...

The Yellow Buoy: Poems 20072012

by C. K. Stead

Exploring literature, cultures, and surroundings—both physical and social—the poems in this collection are firmly attached to the author's memories. With appearances by various other literary fellows, in...

The Tram Conductor's Blue Cap

by Michael Harlow

Featuring a variety of lyrical poems, this remarkable new collection illustrates the allegorical and philosophical while still gesturing towards the ecstatic. Constantly finding new ways to express wonder, this...

The Time of the Giants

by Anne Kennedy

Affectionate yet satirical, this sequence of poems focuses on a family of giants and, in particular, on a young giant woman and her efforts to conceal from her normally sized lover how tall she truly is. The...

The Pop-Up Book of Invasions

by Fiona Farrell

Offering poems that draw vividly on the landscape, history, and mythology of Ireland—while making connections with her home and childhood—this collection of poems reflects the author's personal journey and...

The Pastoral Kitchen: Poems by Anna Jackson

by Anna Jackson

In this collection, Anna Jackson's poems deal thoughtfully and elegantly with motherhood, family, and the environment. Her ideas often assume unexpected forms, appearing as hens, vending machines, or grass within...

The Long Road to Teatime: Poems by Anna Jackson

by Anna Jackson

An enchanting collection by a new young poet, this includes six playful, warm and allusive sequences, literary variations on domestic life, domestic takes on literature.

The Lark Quartet: Poems by Elizabeth Smither

by Elizabeth Smither

A lovely new collection by a leading New Zealand poet. This is among her best work, moving through a range of attentions—gardens, friends, works of art—with great charm and unexpected and quirky wit.

The Drummer

by Ian Wedde

The Drummer is Ian Wedde's eighth collection and it is plump with exquisite visual images, lost faith in language, revelations of intense beauty and literary allusions (from the Romantics to the New Zealand...

The Gas Leak

by Anna Jackson

This thoughtful, disturbing, and darkly funny new collection explores the theme of uneasy domestic life in poems arranged in three sequences and narrated by a gas fitter, his wife, and their teenage daughter....

The Commonplace Odes

by Ian Wedde

A strong new collection from an important poet, his first in seven years. It draws inspiration from the odes of Horace (and Keats), shows a new reflective and sober mood, but also evokes the rich world of the...

The Blind Singer

by Chris Price

Drawing on a wide range of material, this compendium of poetry integrates science, legend, history, biography, and film into a fiery collection of verse. From melody and empiricism to skepticism and superstition,...