• Allen Curnow Collected Poems
    Allen Curnow Collected Poems
    This is the definitive collection of work by New Zealand's most distinguished poet. Throughout his lifetime, Allen Curnow revised, selected and collected his poetry in various ways. For the first time, this collection brings together all of the poems that Curnow collected in his lifetime grouped in their original volumes. The notes reproduce Curnow's comments on individual poems and include relevant editorial guidance. Allen Curnow (1911-2001) was at the time of his death regarded as one of the greatest of all poets writing in English. For seventy years, from Valley of Decision (1933) to The Bells of Saint Babel's (2001), Curnow's poetry was always on the move - from his early approaches to New Zealand identity and myth to later work concerned with the philosophical encounter between word and world. Curnow also played a major role in New Zealand life as editor, critic, commentator and anthologist, as well as a much-loved writer of light verse under the penname of Whim Wham. In his later years he acquired an impressive international reputation, winning the Commonwealth Prize for Poetry and the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.

    ISBN: 9781869408510
    Publication date: 18/09/2017
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Caffin, Elizabeth
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • Are Friends Electric
    Are Friends Electric
    Are Friends Electric? offers a vivid and moving vision of a past, present and future mediated by technology. The first part of Helen Heath’s bold new collection is comprised largely of found poems which emerge from conversations about sex bots, people who feel an intimate love for bridges, fences and buildings, a meditation on Theo Jansen’s beautifully strange animal sculptures, and the lives of birds in cities.

    A series of speculative poems further explores questions of how we incorporate technology into our lives and bodies. In these poems on grief, Heath asks how technology can keep us close with those we have lost. How might our experiences of grieving and remembering be altered?

    ISBN: 9781776561902
    Publication date: 01/06/2018
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Heath, Helen
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Bad Things
    Bad Things
    No one can imagine how bad things must be. They sprout in the dark, damp folds of my mind. They grow there- a forest of tiny umbrellas. They flourish- a crown of terrible heads. Bad Things, the new collection by Louise Wallace - poet, not celebrity housewife - is about the different ways in which we survive. Political and personal, the collection navigates celebrity encounters, women and work, the weight of expectation, and the pasts we try to escape and the people we try to hold on to. These poems are dreamlike, confronting, funny, and sometimes unashamedly weird.

    ISBN: 9781776561612
    Publication date: 10/08/2017
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Wallace, Louise
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Barry Brickell Reader
    Barry Brickell Reader
    "What a fine thing it is to have this full and final show of Barry's wrerterly productivity laid out expansively, matched by a photo-essay that shows Barry doing what he always did most: working, in his own self-made situ. Laid out, too, in the long thin lines he loved to trace, on paper/ canvas, in clay, in the landscape. Curling across the page in those transitional curves that were in fact his strongest formal signature; and the thing that sent the radius of his work out, in the end, to some kind of infinity." - David Craig

    ISBN: 9780947493349
    Publication date: 03/03/2017
    Price: $29.99
    Author: O'Brien, Gregory
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Beowulf
    Composed by an anonymous Anglo-Saxon singer toward the end of the first millennium AD, Beowulf is an Old English epic recounting the adventures of Beowulf, a Geatish hero from present-day Sweden. He is called on by Hrothgar, King of the Danes, to defeat Grendel, the powerful monster that threatens his great hall.As one of the earliest extant poems in a modern European language, it depicts a feudal world of blood, victory, and death--a world that exalts heroes who travel great distances to prove their strength, at impossible odds, against supernatural demons and beasts.Ringing with the beauty, power, and artistry that have kept it alive for a thousand years, this venerable tale is now available as a portable, elegantly designed clothbound edition with an elastic closure and a new introduction.

    ISBN: 9781631064234
    Publication date: 27/09/2017
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Earle, John
    Format: Plastic/Vinyl/Flexicover
    Price: $22.99
  • 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
    Woven from the sharp and tensile strands of memory, many of the poems in this collection return to the primal pains of neglect and damage in childhood. Emotional memory is anchored in the specific detail of an era – the selection is laced with dreams of flight and memories of West Coast town rituals, places and people – and fans out to draw on local and international history, exploring with wit, anger, imagination and grief the ways in which Aotearoa still carries the wounds of colonisation and class. Confronting the ghosts of bereavement and loss, in this gripping and powerful collection Holman leads us from remembrance and elegy, in all their guises, to a kind of ‘spring of the soul’. Poetry and song have their own healing gifts: here, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman calls on their potency to set the mind free.

    ISBN: 9781927145883
    Publication date: 09/03/2017
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Holman, Jeffrey Paparoa
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • 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: $10.00
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $10.00
  • 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: $15.00
    Author: Byron, Lord G Gordon
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $15.00
  • 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
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