• Winter Eyes
    Winter Eyes
    There’ll be time, we say; there’ll be time?
    to rewrite our part in the pantomime?
    to embrace the promise of the approaching rhyme

    Poetry as comfort, poetry as confrontation. In Winter Eyes Harry Ricketts reaches into past and future, with other writers and artists – from Kipling to Dylan, Austen to Frame – in the crosscurrents. These are poems of friendship, of love’s stranglehold, of the streets and buildings where history played out. Elegiac and bittersweet, Winter Eyes is Harry Ricketts’ best yet.

    ISBN: 9781776561872
    Publication date: 10/05/2018
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Ricketts, Harry
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Wish Child
    Wish Child
    At the heart of Catherine Chidgey’s extraordinary new novel is an enigmatic voice that tells the story of German families caught up in a nation’s dream. It’s 1939. Two children watch as their parents become immersed in the puzzling mechanisms of power. Sieglinde lives in the affluent ignorance of middle-class Berlin, her father a censor who cuts prohibited words such as love and mercy out of books. Erich is an only child living a rural life near Leipzig, tending beehives, aware that he is shadowed by strange, unanswered questions. Drawn together as Germany’s hope for a glorious future begins to collapse, the children find temporary refuge in an abandoned theatre amidst the rubble of Berlin. Outside, white bedsheets hang from windows; all over the city people are talking of surrender. The days Sieglinde and Erich spend together will shape the rest of their lives. The Wish Child is a profound meditation on the wreckage caused by a corrupt ideology, on the resilience of the human spirit, and on crimes that cannot be undone.

    ISBN: 9781776560622
    Publication date: 10/11/2016
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Chidgey, Catherine
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Wolf 2017
    Wolf 2017
    Wolf is the critter of humanity. The one who has known loneliness and love and yet is still alone. An exile. An outlaw. And the noise in Wolf's head is not somebody he recognises. In her first collection of poetry, Elizabeth Morton writes of what it is to be on humanity's outer rim, writing the noise in her head. She writes as Wolf: barking consonants, mouthing a rubbish bag, in love; and is lupine in her everyday life too, running away under the broken yolk of moon, burying bones (her own). On the rim of things Elizabeth writes with disturbing clarity of a renewed world where a matador weeps in the bullring and blackberries burst like bloodclots. These are poems that crawl into your lap and howl.

    ISBN: 9780994137821
    Publication date: 05/05/2017
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Morton, Elizabeth Homer
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Year at Hotel Gondola
    Year at Hotel Gondola
    A woman swaps her far-flung travels for her biggest adventure yet - a relationship - in this career-defining novel by Number 1 bestselling author Nicky Pellegrino

    Kat has never wanted to live a small, everyday sort of life. She's an adventurer, a food writer who travels the world visiting far-flung places and eating unusual fare. Now she is about to embark on her biggest adventure yet - a relationship. She has fallen in love with an Italian man and is moving to live with him in Venice where she will help him run his small guesthouse, Hotel Gondola. Kat has lined up a book deal and will write about the first year of her new adventure: the food she eats, the recipes she collects, the people she meets, the man she doesn't really know all that well but is going to make a life with...

    Still, as Kat ought to know by now, the whole point of adventures is they never go exactly the way you expect them to.

    Nicky Pellegrino writes gorgeous, gastronomic Italianate dramas rich with passion, sunshine, humanity and intrigue. She is adept at evoking an Italian feast as she is at describing the pain of heartbreak or the joy of falling in love.

    'A novel about the joy of learning to live again. It also made me very hungry' - JOJO MOYES (for RECIPE FOR LIFE)

    'I'm all for something that will take me abroad without the airport queues! Ever imagined how it would feel to try an Italian life on for size? See just how well it fits lonely-hearted Stella in Nicky's latest read.' - NZ WOMAN'S DAY on UNDER ITALIAN SKIES

    ISBN: 9781869713829
    Publication date: 14/08/2018
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Pellegrino, Nicky
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Yield
    The vivid and lyrical new collection from award-winning poet Sue Wootton. These poems are sensorially alive, deeply attentive to language, the body, and the world around us. Down in the bone the word-strands glimmer and ascend often disordered, often in dreams, bone -- knowledge beating a path through the body to the throat labouring to enter the alphabet. -- 'Lingua Incognita'. Wootton addresses subjects as various as the fraught relationship between medical institutions and ndividual suffering, the disintegration of the polar icecaps, the energising power of solitude and the rewarding demands of creativity and love. This is a collection about give and take, loss and gain; about sowing, tending and reaping. Sue Wootton brings her characteristic linguistic dexterity, exuberance and versatility to every page. "The Yield" is rich harvest.

    ISBN: 9780947522483
    Publication date: 13/03/2017
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Wootton, Sue
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • You Fit the Description the Selected Poems of Peter Olds
    You Fit the Description the Selected Poems of Peter Olds
    From the steam of Joe Tui's long-gone Dunedin fish-and-chip shop to a young possum clinging to a plum tree, via substance-fuelled manic narrative, Zen solitude and vivid evocations of childhood, by turns playful, anxious and outrageous, Peter Olds keeps watch with an always compassionate eye and with not too much thought about literature gets it all down with unpretentious drop-dead authenticity. This new selection of poems by Peter Olds gathers a more generous sampling than his 1972-2001 selected poems (It Was a Tuesday Morning, Hazard Press, 2004) as well as work from collections published since then, and twenty-four previously uncollected poems. But perhaps most importantly it includes a number of the celebrated longer poems of the 1970s and 1980s which were left out of the Hazard selection.
    In print again at last here are Freeway ("will be seen to be a work which is central to the development of a genuinely New Zealand literature" --Bill Dean, Critic); Lady Lust revisiting the Great Psychiatric Rock & Roll Nostalgia Story; Beethoven's guitar ("an immensely vital poem about life in a psychiatric hospital" --Peter Simpson, The Press); Notes on State Highway Number One ("something of the devil-may-care exhilaration of Goodbye Pork Pie" --Frank McKay, The Listener); along with After the music and After looking for Broadway. In an extensive introduction Ian Wedde fits Olds into a national and international context, then focuses on the "mindfulness" of the poet's vision, from his early immersion in the conditions of addiction and mental illness, to his humorous, compassionate and expanding sense of relationship, and his awareness "not just of the present moment but of the consciousness that focuses the poet's attention".

    ISBN: 9780473298036
    Publication date: 20/10/2014
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Olds, Peter
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.99
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