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Husk: Poems by Chris Price

by Chris Price

This a lively and enjoyable first collection of poems by a writer who is well known in the New Zealand literary world and who has published widely in journals. It is a polished, elegant, and mature work. Chris...


Incognito

by Jessica Le Bas

This engaging collection of poetry, split into six sections and written in an intimate and affectionate tone, is wonderfully diverse. The lyrical poems address issues that run the gamut from family, friends,...


Good Business

by Ian Wedde

From jaunty and self-deprecating to serious and nostalgic, the poems in this collection paint a vivid portrait of Wellington businesses and institutions. Quietly hilarious, the verse captures the essence of...


From the Word Go

by Murray Edmond

The poems in From the Word Go come in various shapes, sizes and styles. All make language work hard, are vivid and carefully crafted, and put the reader in contact with a lively, inventive mind. The verses are...


Fast Talking Pi

by Selina Tusitala Marsh

Touching on the poet’s community, ancestry, influences, and history, this debut collection of poetry lives up to the meaning behind the artist’s name—“writer of tales.” The featured verse is sensuous...


Fast Talker

by David Eggleton

This dynamic poetry collection combines punchy political and social awareness with tender observations of everyday life. Embracing a wide variety of subjects, these poems constantly shift in tone and rhythm,...


Fool Moon

by Murray Edmond

The four phases of the moon are the organizing theme of this poetry collection from a lively and irreverent New Zealand writer. Faraway places, conversations with friends, word games, theatrical elements, and...


Crosswind

by Paula Green

A sense of the romance in music, art, love, and landscapes permeates this lyrical collection from a sophisticated poet. The southern mountains of New Zealand and the towns and countrysides of Italy are among...


Cookhouse

by Paula Green

Paula Green writes about her own life as a mother of three daughters and as a poet. She uses the metaphor of food, cooking and meals to represent the nurturing, caring experience of women and also the poet's...


Dear Sweet Harry

by Lynn Jenner

A collage of interlinked stories and items, this unique collection of poetry ties the author’s own family history with that of famous escapologist Harry Houdini and spy Mata Hari. Set during World War I, this...


Cold Snack

by Janet Charman

A well-loved New Zealand poet returns to territory that will be familiar to all readers in this collection of verse that takes on the uncelebrated, even mundane aspects of everyday life: family, work, suburbia....


Clung

by Sonja Yelich

Vivid sketches full of unexpected detail communicate bizarre, humorous, and magical cultural clashes in this first collection from a rising poet who draws from her personal experiences as the child of an immigrant....


Chrome: Poems by Paula Green

by Paula Green

Chrome is leading poet Paula Green’s second collection of poems and is a way of coming to terms with some essential relationships in her own life, with her parents, and with poetry. A single sequence, Chrome...


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...