• Adrian Mole the Collected Poems
    Adrian Mole the Collected Poems
    Mole Press - a brand new imprint of Penguin Books - is proud to announce the first publication of The Collected Poems of Adrian Mole to mark the author's 50th birthday.
    'Edgy politics, tortured eroticism, misunderstood intellect, changing Britain - a whiff of the sublime. Mole's contribution is significant' Daily Telegraph

    Featuring poems scattered over nearly thirty years of writing and salvaged from the diaries 'authored' by one Sue Townsend, this slim volume features more than thirty pieces of Adrian's unique art. From his timeless first documented poem - The Tap - via classic odes to his muse, first and only true love Pandora (I adore ya), we follow Adrian's life in verse form. We not only witness his burgeoning political anger in works like Mrs Thatcher (Do you weep, Mrs Thatcher, do you weep?) but also see in later poems his merciless examination of the hollow shell of masculinity as well as documenting his declining libido in tragic pieces like To My Organ. For the first time in a single volume, these are the collected poems of misunderstood intellectual and tortured poet Adrian Mole.

    'It's really, really, really funny' David Walliams 'Wonderfully funny and sharp as knives' Sunday Times 'One of the great comic creations' Daily Mirror 'The funniest person in the world' Caitlin Moran 'I ruthlessly exploited Adrian. But he can't afford to sue me' Sue Townsend

    ISBN: 9780718188030
    Publication date: 16/03/2017
    Price: $12.99
    Author: Townsend, Sue
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $12.99
  • Back with the Human Condition
    Back with the Human Condition
    Love. Work. Death. Complaints. It's the human condition. Whether you wrestle with it, bear it aloft, taste a little schmeck of it on your tongue or pass it along to some other unfortunate, you can't hope to fathom where you came upon it or whether there's a returns policy. Some say poetry is pulled unknowingly out of us, like birdsong. These people are annoying, seeing mystery for mystery's sake. Criticism is pulled unknowingly out of us like birdsong. Small talk is. Sleeptalk is. The first attempt at a phone message is. Poetry takes graft, craft and chisel-work. Especially limericks. 'From its brilliant, sorrowful subversions to its irreverent, exuberant nonsense, the voice here is gorgeously idiosyncratic. A cavorting, satirical imagination hits levels of comedic joy that stand out from any crowd.' -Emma Neale 'Such brio, such zip!' -Steve Braunias

    ISBN: 9781776560844
    Publication date: 13/10/2016
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Ascroft, Nick
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Beyond Puketapu
    Beyond Puketapu
    ISBN: 9781927242940
    Publication date: 23/09/2015
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Ward, Dunstan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Blood Ties
    Blood Ties
    ISBN: 9781927145883
    Publication date: 09/03/2017
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Holman, Jeffrey Paparoa
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Book of Longing
    Book of Longing
    Leonard Cohen's first book of new poetry since "Book of Mercy" was published two decades ago. It collects Cohen's poetry written between the 1980s and the present, and also includes his wonderfully witty and sensuous illustrations, including numerous playful self-portraits. The illustrations interact with, and complement, the poetry in unexpected and fascinating ways. "Book of Longing" demonstrates the range and depth of Cohen's work, revealing an extraordinary gift of language and visual art that speak with rare clarity, passion and timelessness.

    ISBN: 9780141027562
    Publication date: 02/08/2007
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Cohen, Leonard
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Brand New Ancients
    Brand New Ancients
    Kate Tempest is one of the most exciting and innovative performers to have emerged in spoken-word poetry in many years; her dramatic poem Brand New Ancients won the prestigious Ted Hughes Prize for innovation in poetry. Tempest's wholly unique blend of street poetry, rap and storytelling - combined with the spellbinding delivery of an open-air revivalist - has won her legions of followers all over the UK. Her remarkable stage presence is wholly audible in this poem, a spoken story written to be told with live music. Brand New Ancients is the tale of two families and their intertwining lives, set against the background of the city and braided with classical myth. Here, Tempest shows how the old myths still live on in our everyday acts of violence, bravery, sacrifice and love - and that our lives make tales no less dramatic and powerful than those of the old gods.

    ISBN: 9781447257684
    Publication date: 29/08/2013
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Tempest, Kate
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Brief 54 Love
    Brief 54 Love
    This anthology contains work by John Adams, Nick Ascroft, Cassandra Atherton, Stu Bagby, Cassandra Barnett, David Lyndon Brown, Iain Britton, Isaac Brodie, Berengaria Burns, Stephanie Christie, Mary Cresswell, Rene Harrison, Ted Jenner, Matt Kelly, Robert Kempen, Sid Khanzode, Harvey Molloy, Janet Newman, Piet Nieuwland, Keith Nunes, Sugu Pillay, Vaughan Rapatahana, Sean Redmond, Jack Ross, Carin Smeaton, Ruby Solly, Fiona Stevens, Richard Taylor, Richard von Sturmer, Bill Wolak and Mark Young.


    ISBN: 1175-9313
    Price: $25.00
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Byron Poems
    Byron Poems
    To the nineteenth-century reader, George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824), was the archetype of the Romantic literary hero, a figure admired and emulated as much for the revolutionary panache with which he lived his life as the brio and allure of his verse. Our century has seen him more clearly as a poet whose intellectual toughness, satiric gifts, and utter inability to be boring have made him one of the great comic spirits in our literature.

    ISBN: 9780679436300
    Publication date: 01/05/2009
    Price: $33.99
    Author: Byron, Lord G Gordon
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $33.99
  • Collected Poems
    Collected Poems
    This edition of Larkin's poems presents his four published books "The North Ship", "The Less Deceived", "The Whitsun Weddings" and "High Windows" in their original sequence. The text also includes an appendix of poems that Larkin published in other places, from his juvenilia to his final years. Preserving everything that he published in his lifetime, this collection of poems returns readers to the book Larkin might have intended if he had lived.

    ISBN: 9780571216543
    Publication date: 17/02/2003
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Larkin, Philip
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Collected Poems of Alistair Te Ariki Campbell
    Collected Poems of Alistair Te Ariki Campbell
    The Collected Poems of Alistair Te Ariki Campbell is the definitive edition of one of the most important bodies of work in New Zealand poetry. Based on a spiral-bound manuscript entitled ‘Complete Poems 1947–2007’ found among Campbell’s papers after his death, this is his most substantial collection to date and the first to be published in hardback since 1981.

    Six thematic sections map the work:
    1. Of Wild Places — celebrated early lyrics set among rugged South Island and Kapiti Coast landscapes;
    2. Tongareva to Aotearoa — Campbell’s ground-breaking turn to his Polynesian side;
    3. Love Poems;
    4. War Poems — powerful sequences exploring his father’s Gallipoli experiences and the story of the Maori Battalion;
    5. Poets in Our Youth — autobiographical poems in letter form; and
    6. Looking at Kapiti — poems of everyday life in Pukerua Bay.

    ‘The Polynesian and the European strains in Campbell’s personality and work are inseparable. Although his early poetry makes little mention of Polynesia, in its romantic and musical tone and its intense attachment to landscape it is hard not to detect something of those origins, while his later work, more directly Polynesian, nonetheless has the form and tone provided by an education in English and classical poetry.’

    —Nelson Wattie, The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature

    Alistair Te Ariki Campbell (1925–2009) was born in Rarotonga and came to New Zealand at the age of eight. His mother, Teu (née Bosini), came from the remote atoll of Tongareva (Penrhyn) and his father, Jock (John Archibald Campbell), was a successful trader from Otago, who emigrated to the islands in 1919 after service in the Gallipoli campaign. In his 60-year writing career, Campbell was the author of 20 collections of poems, as well as novels, plays and an autobiography. Campbell received many honours, most notably the New Zealand Book Award for Poetry (1982), the Creative New Zealand Pacific Arts Committee Senior Artist Award for Literature (1998), an Honorary DLitt from Victoria University of Wellington (1999), and a Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement (2005). In 2005 he was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

    ISBN: 9781776560677
    Publication date: 12/10/2016
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Campbell, Alistair Te Ariki
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $50.00
  • Complete English Poems
    Complete English Poems
    No poet has been more wilfully contradictory than John Donne, whose works forge unforgettable connections between extremes of passion and mental energy. From satire to tender elegy, from sacred devotion to lust, he conveys an astonishing range of emotions and poetic moods. Constant in his work, however, is an intensity of feeling and expression and complexity of argument that is as evident in religious meditations such as 'Good Friday 1613. Riding Westward' as it is in secular love poems such as 'The Sun Rising' or 'The Flea'. 'The intricacy and subtlety of his imagination are the length and depth of the furrow made by his passion,' wrote Yeats, pinpointing the unique genius of a poet who combined ardour and intellect in equal measure.

    ISBN: 9780140422092
    Publication date: 28/10/1976
    Price: $12.99
    Author: Donne, John
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $12.99
  • Complete Poems
    Complete Poems
    Keats' poetic genius was first seen in 1816 when he published the first of a series of great works. He was variously hailed as an important poetical figure, the natural heir to the Romantic throne and, like Shelley before him, criticized for his politics. In his short life he proved to be one of the greatest and most original thinkers of the second generation of Romantic poets due to poems such as "Ode to a Nightingale", "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer" and "La Belle Dame sans Merci". His writing abounds with the exaltation of the imagination and sensuous descriptions of nature's beauty, yet also explores profound philosophical questions. This volume contains all the poems known to have been written by Keats.

    ISBN: 9780140422108
    Publication date: 27/01/1977
    Price: $12.99
    Author: Keats, John
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $12.99
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