Are you in the mood? I am. Let's put the kids down. Have a light dinner. Shower. Maybe not drink so much. And do that thing I would rather do with you than with anyone else. Lie in bed and look at our iPhones. Written with brilliant wit, sharp observation and a big dose of... read more
This book is the first to represent the full extent of Brian Turner's achievement as a poet, from his Commonwealth Poetry Prize-winning debut, Ladders of Rain, to poems written in 2018. One of New Zealand's most acclaimed and widely read contemporary poets, Turner is a pr... read more
|Reading Level:||Very Good|
Delving both into 'the worlds of the mind' and 'where he happens to be', Owen Marshall brings us poetry that is steeped in the Classics, history and literature, and yet is alive with the vivid particulars of damp duffle-coats and hot-air balloons, beer and bicy... read more
Sometimes it's hard to keep looking up at the stars when the gutter we're in seems so full of sh*t.
But isn't that why we need poetry?
Oscar Wilde wrote some of his best poetry when he was in prison for 'the love that dare not speak its name'.
Nelson M... read more
Hoard brings together poems Fleur Adcock had to keep under wraps for several years because they didn't suit the themes of her last two collections, The Land Ballot and Glass Wings. They include reflections on the tools of her trade (handwriting, typewriters), snatches of autobiography (a brief, i... read more
You Know How a Cat will bring a mouse it has caught and lay it at your feet so each morning I bring you a poem that I've written when I woke up in the night as my tribute to your beauty &a promise of my love.-James Laughlin
Across the ages, cats have provided their adopted human... read more
Yes, flower bells rang right merry that day,When there was a marriage of flowers, they say. First published in 1905, Walter Crane's beautifully illustrated poem tells the delightful story of a wedding day. This beautiful facsimile edition, makes a perfect wedding, engagement or Valent... read more
TERRIFIC NEW NEW ZEALAND POETRYPoetry New Zealand, this country's longest-running poetry magazine, showcases new writing from New Zealand and overseas. It presents the work of talented newcomers as well as that of established voices.Issue #51 features 128 new poems, ... read more
|Awards:||Longlisted for the 2019 Mary and Peter Biggs Award for Poetry - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards|
Pushing against the boundaries of what poetry might be, Alison Glennys The Farewell Tourist is haunting, many-layered and slightly surreal.
In 'The Magnetic Process' sequence a man and a woman inhabit a polar world, adrift in zones of divergence, where dreams are filled wi... read more
Salt River Songs is Sam Hunt's latest collection of poems, written over the last few years in his house that sits amongst a grove of totara trees on the Arapaoa, one of the five main salt rivers of the Kaipara Harbour. As always, his unflinchingly honest, elegiac and moving poems ro... read more
Being Here is the first book to survey the entire span of Vincent O'Sullivan's poetry, from Bearings (1973) to new poems first published in this volume. On display is the full range of the wit, intellectual agility and arresting beauty of one of New Zealand literature's finest poets.
Fleur Adcock's Collected Poems is a landmark publication in the career of one of New Zealand's most significant writers, combining Poems 1960 - 2000 and four subsequent collections in one beautifully produced hardcover volume. Collected Poems will be published in Februar... read more