• 100 Poems
    100 Poems
    Seamus Heaney had the idea to form a personal selection from across the entire arc of his poetry, small yet comprehensive enough to serve as an introduction for all comers. He never managed to do this in his lifetime, and no edition exists which has such a broad range, drawing from first collection to last. But now, at last, the project has been returned to, resulting in an intimate gathering of poems chosen and introduced by the Heaney family. Coinciding with the National Library of Ireland launching a major exhibition dedicated to the life and work of Seamus Heaney, 100 Poems is a singular, accessible collection for new and younger readers that has the opportunity to reach far and wide, now and for years to come.

    ISBN: 9780571347155
    Publication date: 28/06/2018
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Heaney, Seamus
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $27.99
  • A Painted Field
    A Painted Field
    This prize-winning first collection introduced one of the most powerful and original new voices to come out of Scotland. In language both dense and resonant, grave and lyrical, these poems are concerned, in the end, with

    the fugitive nature of things: the implacable coupling of desire and sadness, beauty and loss.

    `A superb debut . . . darkly chiselled poems haunted by mortality and the fragility of life's pleasures'

    Kazuo Ishiguro, Sunday Times, Books of the Year

    ISBN: 9780330350594
    Publication date: 21/02/1997
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Robertson, Robin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Aeneid Book VI
    Aeneid Book VI
    In a momentous publication, Seamus Heaney's translation of Book VI of the Aeneid, Virgil's epic poem composed sometime between 29 and 19 BC, follows the hero, Aeneas, on his descent into the underworld. In Stepping Stones, a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O'Driscoll, Heaney acknowledged the importance of the poem to his writing, noting that 'there's one Virgilian journey that has indeed been a constant presence, and that is Aeneas's venture into the underworld. The motifs in Book VI have been in my head for years - the golden bough, Charon's barge, the quest to meet the shade of the father.'

    In this translation, Heaney employs the same deft handling of the original combined with the immediacy of language and flawless poetic voice as was on show in his translation of Beowulf, a reimagining which, in the words of Bernard O'Donoghue, brought the ancient poem back to life in 'a miraculous mix of the poem's original spirit and Heaney's voice'.

    ISBN: 9780571327331
    Publication date: 07/03/2019
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Heaney, Seamus
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • All Cats Are Introverts
    All Cats Are Introverts
    Have you ever been labeled as 'antisocial,' 'shy,' or 'lost in your own thoughts' because you don't realise someone's been calling your name 148 times? The cats understand. All Cats Are Introverts is a collection of self-reflective poetry from cats that clearly shows them to be the insightful, often alert, crowd-averse, personally engaging, probably napping-as-we-speak introverts of the animal kingdom. Enjoy this completely relatable and hilarious book, and perhaps you will soon see the cat - and even yourself - in a whole new light.

    ISBN: 9781449495633
    Publication date: 01/10/2019
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Marciuliano, Francesco
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $27.99
  • All We Saw
    All We Saw
    A mesmerising, luminously beautiful new poetry collection from Anne Michaels, internationally acclaimed poet and bestselling author of Fugitive Pieces

    In this passionate, profound collection, Anne Michaels explores one of her essential concerns: `what love makes us capable of, and incapable of'. Here is the paradox at the heart of loss, the ways in which passion must accept, must insist, that `death ... give/not only take from us'. A sea in darkness, a woman's hair shining in light, rain falling... how quiet must a voice be in order to be heard? In this way, desire is evoked with intensity and precision. By the end, we are left with a renewed awareness of the mystery at the core of existence; we enter a space that is `not inside, not outside: / dusk's doorway,' where love remains alive.

    ISBN: 9781408880890
    Publication date: 05/10/2017
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Michaels, Anne
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $34.99
  • 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
  • Amid Thirsty Vines Poems
    Amid Thirsty Vines Poems
    So here I sit,
    alone with dried flowers
    and yellowed pages of the past.
    Reading the fairytale
    from beginning to end.
    And knowing that no rewrite
    can change our story.

    Themes of self-discovery, tending the garden of the soul, and nurturing yourself into blossom, Amid Thirsty Vines by Instagram poetry star Alfa is the collection you need to feel the power of the beautiful flowers within you, and to find the love you deserve. This volume belongs in the collection of every modern poetry fan.

    ISBN: 9781250202611
    Publication date: 09/10/2018
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Alfa
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • 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
  • As Big as a Father
    As Big as a Father
    An outstanding new talent from the South Island, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman has published extensively in the Listener and in a variety of NZ and UK periodicals. This is the third volume of his poetry to be published in New Zealand, taking its title from the Whitireia Poetry Competition winning poem that also appears in Essential New Zealand Poems.

    ISBN: 9781877228841
    Publication date: 01/12/2002
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Holman, Jeffrey Paparoa
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • 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
  • Be Brave  An Unlikely Manual for Erasing Heartbreak
    Be Brave An Unlikely Manual for Erasing Heartbreak
    A former high school English teacher, Farkas transforms Beowulf into an unlikely guide for the brokenhearted that is both irreverent and moving. Anyone who has been devastated by love will appreciate the blackened pages of this bold, youthful, and empowering twist on the ancient epic.

    ISBN: 9781449489762
    Publication date: 09/08/2018
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Farkas, J. M.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
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