• Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart
    Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart
    Alice Walker, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning modern classic, The Color Purple, returns with a poetry collection that is both playfully imaginative and intensely moving. In Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart, Alice Walker examines our troubled times, while also chronicling a life well-lived. From poems of painful self-inquiry, to celebrating the simple beauty of everyday life, Walker offers us a window into her magical, at times difficult, and liberating world of activism, love, hope and, above all, gratitude. Whether she's urging us to preserve an urban paradise or behold exploring the necessity of beauty to the spirit, Walker demonstrates that she remains a revolutionary poet and an inspiration to generations of fans.

    ISBN: 9781474607261
    Publication date: 04/10/2018
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Walker, Alice
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Tell Me My Name
    Tell Me My Name
    Tell Me My Name Bill Manhire riddles Norman Meehan music Hannah Griffin song Peter Peryer photographs Tell Me My Name is a sequence of thirteen riddles by Bill Manhire, set to music by composer Norman Meehan and sung by Hannah Griffin. This hardback book includes the full texts and eight photographs by celebrated artist Peter Peryer, and includes a music CD. The stage production will be premiered at Wanaka's Festival of Light in April 2017, and performed elsewhere in New Zealand later in the year.

    ISBN: 9781776561070
    Publication date: 09/03/2017
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Manhire, Bill
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Tender Machines
    Tender Machines
    In this follow-up collection to the award-winning" The Truth Garden," Emma Neale asks where exactly do the personal and the political drop hands? In poems that are engaged, compelling, witty and moving, she looks at how we navigate a true line through the psychological, environmental, social and economic anxieties of our times. The book examines love in its many guises, and also energetically responds to the distractions and delights of the digital age.

    ISBN: 9781927322345
    Publication date: 02/09/2015
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Neale, Emma
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Tennyson Poems
    Tennyson Poems
    Alfred, Lord Tennyson was a more complex writer than his status as Queen Victoria's favorite poet might suggest. Though capable of rendering rapture and delight in the most exquisite verse, in another mode Tennyson is brother in spirit to Poe and Baudelaire, the author of dark, passionate reveries. And though he treasured poetic tradition, his work nevertheless engaged directly with the great issues of his time, from industrialization and the crisis of faith to scientific progress and women's rights. A master of the short, intense lyric, he can also be sardonic, humorous, voluptuous, earthy, and satirical. This collection includes, of course, such famous poems as -The Lady of Shalott- and -The Charge of the Light Brigade.- There are extracts from all the major masterpieces---Idylls of the King, - -The Princess, - -In Memoriam---and several complete long poems, such as -Ulysses- and -Demeter and Persephone, - that demonstrate his narrative grace. Finally, there are many of the short lyrical poems, such as -Come into the Garden, Maud- and -Break, Break, Break, - for which he is justly celebrated.

    ISBN: 9781400041879
    Publication date: 17/02/2004
    Price: $31.99
    Author: Tennyson, Lord Alfred, Baron
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $31.99
  • There are No Horses in Heaven
    There are No Horses in Heaven
    There are no horses in heaven is a warm, delightful collection from poet Frankie McMillan, full of vivid phrasing, eerie moments, and a colourful cast of characters. Readers will keep recalling and revisiting these poems: they tingle with the same sense of the ineffable, like certain chords in musical pieces. Gorgeous, haunting and beautifully strange, they seem to have a ripple effect. One poem causes another, they glint and glance off each other, depicting a world of real emotion and psychological mystery: how strange we are to ourselves and to each other, even when we have such depth of feeling for each other. There are no horses in heaven has been designed and printed in a limited edition in collaboration with Ilam Press, Ilam School of Fine Arts. Original artwork for cover design by Lyttelton artist Nichola Shanley.

    ISBN: 9781927145678
    Publication date: 01/03/2015
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Mcmillan, Frankie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • There Is No Harbour
    There Is No Harbour
    Dinah Hawken’s new long poem interweaves her family history in the early years of Pakeha settlement in Taranaki; a short history of the Taranaki Wars; and her thoughts and feelings as she researched and wrote the poem. . . .
    ‘The completion of the poem has not led me to any sense of resolution. It has led to something less measurable, perhaps more valuable—greater clarity, particularly of the depth of injustice Maori have endured in Taranaki. At the same time it has strengthened my attachment and my gratitude to my great and great-great grandparents, whom I know as essentially good people. And it has led me back to Parihaka: to profound respect for Te Whiti and Tohu, the art of leadership, the art of passive resistance, and their refusal of human war.’—Dinah Hawken

    ISBN: 9781776562084
    Publication date: 01/01/2019
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Hawken, Dinah
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • There's a Medical Name for This
    There's a Medical Name for This
    The pilgrim poems in this collection persuade the other poems and the readers to join them on a quest for personal meaning. All the while there is the feeling that the movement forward is really towards the place where it all began. There's a Medical Name for This is the second collection by Kerrin P. Sharpe, who completed the Victoria University Original Composition programme taught by Bill Manhire in 1976 and published her first book, Three Days in A Wishing Well, to acclaim in 2012.

    ISBN: 9780864739308
    Publication date: 01/08/2014
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Sharpe, Kerrin P.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Theres No Place Like the Internet in Springtime
    Theres No Place Like the Internet in Springtime
    Wait, am I thinking of the Internet?
    Oh, maybe not, but what I'm thinking of
    is desperate and very, very like it.

    Layering comedy over insight over rue and pathos over comedy, mixing its flexible couplets with beautifully spiky free verse, Erik Kennedy's first collection should climb up all the right charts: his phrases can go anywhere, then come back, and he has figured out how to sound both trustworthy and nonplussed, both giddy and humble, in the same breath. Sometimes he impersonates spiny lobsters; sometimes he's a socialist chambered nautilus. Sometimes he's our best guide to the globe-trotting ridiculous. And sometimes (start with `Mailing in a Form Because There's No Online Form') he's the `un-flick-off-able', so-wrong-he's-just-right guide to the way we live now.
    -Steph Burt

    Erik Kennedy, steeped in his craft, knows his poetic ropes and that is why his book is a constant delight.
    -James Norcliffe

    ISBN: 9781776561957
    Publication date: 09/08/2018
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Kennedy, Erik
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • This Is Your Real Name
    This Is Your Real Name
    In lieu of flowers, bring weeds. Elizabeth Morton's poems look unflinchingly at a raw and unstable world - the crash, the aftermath, the comeback, 'the black heat at the centre of things'. The poems in Morton's second collection are charged with a visceral energy. This is poetry as incantation: an intense, larger-than-life, tactile experience. Underneath the surface of the contemporary world of Poke mon, The Cosby Show and hospital cubicles, the reader is drawn into a dreamscape of creeks and bogs, a fiery meadow and the guts of the sea. A blindman circles a Minotaur; a black horse rides through the pages. As the reader finds handholds within Morton's poems, they may trace a dislocation between the voices here and the worlds into which they're thrown - a strangely askew New Zealand, a mythological America, in liminal spaces where identity and meaning become blurred and uncertain. Jammed full of want, need, despair, love and politics, these are poems of archaeology and identity - where will we dig for our selves? By what names are we called? By whom are we known? This is darkly funny, unsettling writing that strips all the meat from the bones, 'always writing the same story

    ISBN: 9781988531922
    Publication date: 03/02/2020
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Morton, Elizabeth
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Thought Horses
    Thought Horses
    You think of the Brighton Rock film where Helen Mirren still manages to look like Queen Elizabeth, especially when she wears a headscarf. You think of the poem you wrote about leaving a house, and how houses we have owned will come back to us in dreams. You think about taking your computer into the next room. You think maybe you ought to try to sleep. You think you should just think about your breathing. You do this for several breaths until the thought horses ride over and look at you and you turn to them with their big protruding eyes and you forget about the movement of your breath. Thought Horses Rachel Bush's distinctive, haunting poems acknowledge the consolations and undoings of thought. In Thought Horses we encounter a speaker who as she is stepping outside, or googling an old friend, or lying awake too early is sometimes lifted up, and sometimes overtaken by thought. A beautifully wrought new collection by the author of The Hungry Woman (1997), The Unfortunate Singer (2002), and Nice Pretty Things (2011).

    ISBN: 9781776560721
    Publication date: 14/04/2016
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Bush, Rachel
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright an Animal Poem for Every Day of the Year
    Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright an Animal Poem for Every Day of the Year
    This lavishly illustrated collection of 366 animal poems - one for every day of the year - ranges from unforgettable classics to contemporary works from around the world, including poetry in translation.

    The spectacular range of poems includes work by Michael Rosen, Roger McGough, Carol Ann Duffy, William Blake, Dick King-Smith, Ted Hughes, Grace Nichols, Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson.

    Britta Teckentrup's breathtaking illustrations bring together all the richness and wonder of the animal kingdom, making this anthology a perfect gift that will be treasured by generations.

    ISBN: 9781788005678
    Publication date: 01/09/2020
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Waters, Fiona
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $55.00
  • Tightrope
    Tightrope
    ‘We are what we remember, the self is a trick of memory . . . history is the remembered tightrope that stretches across the abyss of all that we have forgotten’ – Maualaivao Albert Wendt

    Built around the abyss, the tightrope, and the trick that we all have to perform to walk across it, Pasifika poetry warrior Selina Tusitala Marsh brings to life in Tightrope her ongoing dialogue with memory, life and death to find out whether ‘stories’ really can ‘cure the incurable’.

    In Marsh’s poetry, sharp intelligence combines a focused warrior fierceness with perceptive humour and energy, upheld by the mana of the Pacific. She mines rich veins – the tradition and culture of her whanau and Pacific nations; the works of feminist poets and leaders; words of distinguished poets Derek Walcott and Albert Wendt – to probe the particularities of words and cultures.

    Selina Tusitala Marsh’s Tightrope takes us from the bustle of the world’s largest Polynesian city, Auckland, through Avondale and Apia, and on to London and New York on an extraordinary poetic voyage.

    ISBN: 9781869408725
    Publication date: 01/08/2017
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Marsh, Selina Tusitala
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
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