• 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
  • 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
  • Anatomy of Melancholy
    Anatomy of Melancholy
    Robert Burton's labyrinthine, beguiling, playful masterpiece is his attempt to 'anatomize and cut up' every aspect of the condition of melancholy, from which he had suffered throughout his life. Ranging over beauty, digestion, the planets, alcohol, goblins, kissing, poetry and the restorative power of books, among many other things, The Anatomy of Melancholy has fascinated figures from Samuel Johnson to Jorge Luis Borges since the seventeenth century, and remains an incomparable examination of the human condition in all its flawed, endless variety.

    Edited with an introduction by Angus Gowland

    ISBN: 9780141192284
    Publication date: 02/07/2020
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Burton, Robert
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • 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
  • AUP New Poets 7
    AUP New Poets 7
    From Apia to Parnell, ancient Rome to Aro Park and on to the furthest reaches of the internet, AUP New Poets 7 takes readers on an eye-popping journey through contemporary New Zealand poetry.

    The collection opens with Rhys Feeney's passionate take on contemporary global politics and ecological collapse. Next, Ria Masae leads us from a fale in Samoa to the pulsing streets of Auckland city in a voice rooted in the spoken word. And finally Claudia Jardine makes the startling images and unlikely facts from the classical world echo around inner-city Wellington.

    We see scars and tattoos, mutilated barbie dolls and deep-fried bananas, fat-soluble poisons and indestructible pumpkins as each poet's distinctive vocabulary and sense of rhythm combines in one powerful volume.

    ISBN: 9781869409210
    Publication date: 13/08/2020
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Jackson, Anna
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • 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
  • Being Here
    Being Here
    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.

    ISBN: 9780864739315
    Publication date: 09/04/2015
    Price: $40.00
    Author: O'Sullivan, Vincent
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $40.00
  • 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
  • Beowulf in Blank Verse
    Beowulf in Blank Verse
    The Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf tells the story of the hero's slaying of three fabulous monsters, set against the historical background of sixth-century Scandinavian wars and dynasties. Its alliterative and metrical rules are complex, and many previous translators have attempted to replicate them. Here, blank verse has been used, as being more suitable for the less inflected and freer syntax of modern English, and therefore offering a more familiar and neutral form - less likely to distract from the interest and subtleties of the poem. Staying close to the original throughout, Richard Hamer's translation is ideal for contemporary readers to fully enjoy this early masterpiece.

    ISBN: 9780571352159
    Publication date: 16/04/2020
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Hamer, Richard
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $32.99
  • Black and the White
    Black and the White
    The Black and the White is a new work – witty, fearless, formidably concise – from one of the most distinctive voices in New Zealand poetry.

    Geoff Cochrane is the author of seventeen collections of poetry, two novels, and Astonished Dice: Collected Short Stories (2014). In 2009 he was awarded the Janet Frame Prize for Poetry, and in 2010 the inaugural Nigel Cox Unity Books Award. Geoff received an Arts Foundation of New Zealand Laureate Award in 2014.

    ISBN: 9781776562152
    Publication date: 14/03/2019
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Cochrane, Geoff
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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