• To the Occupant
    To the Occupant
    To the Occupant takes the everyday and transforms it into something fine and precious and enduring. With an unsparing attention, Emma Neale creates shape-shifting poems that confound prejudices and subvert expectations. Displaying verve and confidence, her poetry is filled with musicality and dynamic language, always observant to the world and its details. The striking imagery and emotional range of her work never veer into sentimentality. These poems engage with the full spectrum of human emotion and experience, the hauntings of history, the cold hand of social inequality, and the long contrail of intimate cruelties. They challenge the open and latent violence of contemporary life, from refugee crises to rape, poverty and mental illness to climate change, while revealing the extraordinary in the everyday, where a childs-eye view of the world can witness the wonder of the new or the shadow of darkness. Whimiscal typographical experiments and prose poems sit next to reimagined fables (the Big Bad Wolf repurposed as inner demon), deliciously light-handed satire, and quietly powerful insights into the contemporary political terrain. To the Occupant is an innovative and astounding collection from one of New Zealands leading writers of her generation.

    ISBN: 9781988531687
    Publication date: 01/05/2019
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Neale, Emma
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Tomorrow's Woman
    Tomorrow's Woman
    In Tomorrow's Woman, Greta Bellamacina's bold, exploratory voice combines the vivid imagery of French surrealism and British romantic poetry with a modern, first-person examination of love, gender identity, motherhood, and social issues. Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine writes that "Bellamacina is garnering critical acclaim for her way with words and her ability to translate the classic poetic form into the contemporary creative landscape."

    ISBN: 9781524854096
    Publication date: 06/02/2020
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Bellamacina, Greta
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Tonguit
    Tonguit
    Shortlisted for the Forward Prize's 2016 debut collection award, Harry Giles' Tonguit is a moving exploration of identity in Scots, English, and bureaucracy. Politically radical and formally inventive, Tonguit plays at the borders of nationality and sexuality with irreverent affection, questing through languages for a place to speak.



    ISBN: 9781910416051
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Giles, Harry
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Transit of Venus
    Transit of Venus
    The Transit of Venus has fascinated astronomers for centuries. In 1769 Captain James Cook sailed to the Pacific with a group of scientists to observe the Transit in Tahiti – but Cook had also received secret orders to voyage onwards in search of the fabled ‘Unknown Southern Continent’. It was on this voyage that he made landfall at Tolaga Bay, met the local Maori and initiated the first positive encounter between Europe and Aotearoa/New Zealand.

    Nearly 250 years later three German poets flew to the Pacific to join with three New Zealand poets in observing another Transit of Venus. They came together at a gathering hosted by the Tolaga Bay Uawa community that used the focus of this historically significant event to consider how science might make a difference to New Zealand’s future.

    In poems presented in both English and German, these six remarkable voices present a fresh series of encounters between Europe and New Zealand and record a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The next Transit of Venus will not be seen until 2117.

    ISBN: 9780864739797
    Publication date: 11/02/2016
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Baker, Hinemoana
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Treasury of Nz Poems for Children
    Treasury of Nz Poems for Children
    An award-winning collection of the best New Zealand poems for children, edited by star New Zealand poet Paula Green and illustrated inventively by Jenny Cooper.Winner of a Storylines Notable Non-Fiction Award 2015This exciting collection is truly a must-have for every home, school and library. Bursting with wonderful poems that will make you laugh, cry, nod and ponder, this book is beautifully illustrated and makes a perfect gift book.

    ISBN: 9780143772194
    Publication date: 27/11/2017
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Green, Paula
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $40.00
  • Trials of Minnie Dean a Verse Biography
    Trials of Minnie Dean a Verse Biography
    Minnie Dean: the first - and only - woman to be hanged in New Zealand. Baby farmer and child murderer, or hardworking wife and mother, supporting her family by caring for unwanted children in a society that shunned her?
    Karen Zelas explores the trials of Minnie Dean using a myriad of voices, including Dean's own, from her childhood in Scotland to the gallows in Invercargill, 1895.

    ISBN: 9780994129994
    Publication date: 01/09/2017
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Zelas, Karen
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Truth About Magic
    Truth About Magic
    From the internationally bestselling author of LOVE HER WILD and THE DARK BETWEEN STARS comes THE TRUTH ABOUT MAGIC, a fresh, awakened journey outwards. An adventure into the great unknown.

    It's about finding ourselves, our purpose, and the simple joys of life. It's about lavender fields, drinking white wine out of oak barrels in vineyards, laughing until you cry, dancing in wood barns with people you love until the

    sun comes up, eating food that makes you say, 'wow,' making love on sandy beaches on the coast of Spain. It's a vibrant, transcendent journey into growth. A book that will leave you smiling, energised and booking flights to far off beaches.

    ISBN: 9781472267245
    Publication date: 10/09/2019
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Poetry, Atticus
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $34.99
  • Twenty-six Factitions
    Twenty-six Factitions
    The poems of Erik Kennedy's "Twenty-Six Factitions" take the reader on a fact-packed journey into the particular, from Salisbury to Syria to the lonely outer reaches of the solar system. With as much humour as pathos, Kennedy draws attention to the bewildering amount of information that fills our lives-and makes our lives worth living.

    "Each of these poems," he notes, "is bound by the same constraints: it must mention a statistic or figure; it must mention a proper-noun place; and it must allude, at least obliquely, to mortality . . . If you want to, it is possible to read the whole sequence as a philippic against poetic vagueness, which no amount of earnest exactitude ever seems to make any headway against. The nonce word `factition' simultaneously evokes (I hope) fact, fiction, and factitiousness (artificiality)."

    ISBN: 9780473413521
    Publication date: 16/11/2017
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Kennedy, Erik
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Two or More Islands
    Two or More Islands
    Diana Bridges subjects are reflected through a range of cultural lenses. To engagement with Western and New Zealand literature should be added her immersion in the great Asian cultures of China and India. Her poetry is an intricate meshing of realities and possesses a remarkable depth and richness of perspective. These are poised, elegantly wrought poems, full of lively intelligence and verbal deftness. Since Baxter, most New Zealand poets have shied away from the use of myth in their poetry. In this collection, Bridge mines this vein for its deeply traditional and personal resonances. She knows, as firmly as did Jung, that myths give us pictures for our emotions. Here, the poems that openly glance off myth are brief, fresh takes that centre on the heroines of Western Classical legend. They begin in an irony that is needed to cope with the sometimes shocking stories, then range through time to alight with radical brevity on Shakespeare and English history. The book concludes with The Way a Stone Falls, 22 poems set in Southeast Asia. The sequence takes on board the Cambodian tragedy of last century by way of headless statues taking a sideswipe at French colonialism. It confronts the hardest decision in the whole Hindu tradition, that of Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita. This is how Bridge finds her way in the world a place of trees and people and noise and contingency with the assurance that myth tells her story as well as its own.

    ISBN: 9781988531625
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Bridge, Diana
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Under Glass
    Under Glass
    `The things that are really big and really close
    are too big and too close to be seen.'

    A colossal jungle. Two suns. The sea on fire. If the mind were a place, what might it look like? Under Glass is an ambitious new collection by one of the most exciting young poets writing today.

    Gregory Kan's second book is a dialogue between a series of prose poems, following a protagonist through a mysterious and threatening landscape, and a series of verse poems, driven by the speaker's compulsive hunger to make sense of things. Kan's explorations of the outer and inner landscapes frequently cross paths but leave the reader in doubt - this is a collection full of maps and trapdoors, labyrinths and fragmented traces.

    Under Glass opens up new ways of telling stories - while questioning the value of storytelling itself. Beautifully crystalline and emotionally powerful, this poetry collection takes readers on a journey that is frightening yet tender, imperfect but triumphant.

    ISBN: 9781869408916
    Publication date: 14/03/2019
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Kan, Gregory
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Under the Dundas Street Bridge
    Under the Dundas Street Bridge
    Under the Dundas Street Bridge is a quirky look at life around Dunedin and beyond. Sometimes serious, sometimes poking the borax. It's personal too. The author takes us tripping down alleyways of his own confusion: waterbottle in backpack, notepad in hand, stalking the town like an evangelist on a mission ...and there are long-unhealed conflicts with family and faith that needs resolving.

    ISBN: 9781877577833
    Publication date: 30/09/2012
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Olds, Peter
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Upturned
    Upturned
    Kay McKenzie Cooke chronicles life as it comes to her – the quotidian happenings in and around her home in Dunedin and further south where she grew up, and not-so-ordinary upturned world she experiences when she visits her son in Berlin. And then there are those things that seem ordinary enough until the poet flips them over so she can locate the beating heart.
    Whanau and tupuna (Kay is Ngai Tahu and Pakeha) and the natural world are the places Kay is happiest and she writes with candour about grief and joy, loss and discovery. What comes through time and again in her work is a deep resilience born of always having one eye on the great mountains and rivers of the south and the other on the small things people hold close to make sense of an increasingly perplexing world.

    ISBN: 9781988595146
    Publication date: 09/06/2020
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Mckenzie Cooke, Kay
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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