• 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
  • Blood Ties
    Blood Ties
    Woven from the sharp and tensile strands of memory, many of the poems in this collection return to the primal pains of neglect and damage in childhood. Emotional memory is anchored in the specific detail of an era – the selection is laced with dreams of flight and memories of West Coast town rituals, places and people – and fans out to draw on local and international history, exploring with wit, anger, imagination and grief the ways in which Aotearoa still carries the wounds of colonisation and class. Confronting the ghosts of bereavement and loss, in this gripping and powerful collection Holman leads us from remembrance and elegy, in all their guises, to a kind of ‘spring of the soul’. Poetry and song have their own healing gifts: here, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman calls on their potency to set the mind free.

    ISBN: 9781927145883
    Publication date: 09/03/2017
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Holman, Jeffrey Paparoa
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Bloodclot
    Bloodclot
    Nafanua, the Samoan goddess of war leaves the underworld to wander the earth as a half-caste girl from Christchurch. Bloodclot is the astonishing new automythographical book by the author of Wild Dogs Under My Skirt.

    ISBN: 9780864735935
    Publication date: 06/02/2009
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Avia, Tusiata
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Born to a Red Headed Woman
    Born to a Red Headed Woman
    Using the extraordinary capacity of music to revive the places and people from our pasts, this poetic memoir springs from over 50 song titles or song lines and spans more than four decades. Laconic, wry, subtly philosophical, Kay McKenzie Cooke's new collection carries us from her rural Southland girlhood in the 1950s and 60s to the bitter pressures of adopting out her baby as a teenager in the 1970s, and to her present as grandmother, mother, wife and author. A plain-spoken honesty, a sensitivity to the natural world, a gentle humour, a deep sense of how the richness of our relationships lodges in ordinary rituals and routines: all combine in a quietly moving autobiography. Born to a Red-Headed Woman is documentary, vivid, ever grounded in the workaday detail of farming, the changing decades, family, city life and job. Yet at times the language peels right back to the tender nerve of major, formative losses. If Cooke's observations of the daily are the simple melodic lines that seem to coast on the surface, beneath that runs a rich bass line of meditation on time, on meaning, how to live a life true to oneself, and to familial love.

    ISBN: 9781877578878
    Publication date: 01/04/2014
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Cooke, Kay Mckenzie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Brand New Ancients
    Brand New Ancients
    Kate Tempest is one of the most exciting and innovative performers to have emerged in spoken-word poetry in many years; her dramatic poem Brand New Ancients won the prestigious Ted Hughes Prize for innovation in poetry. Tempest's wholly unique blend of street poetry, rap and storytelling - combined with the spellbinding delivery of an open-air revivalist - has won her legions of followers all over the UK. Her remarkable stage presence is wholly audible in this poem, a spoken story written to be told with live music. Brand New Ancients is the tale of two families and their intertwining lives, set against the background of the city and braided with classical myth. Here, Tempest shows how the old myths still live on in our everyday acts of violence, bravery, sacrifice and love - and that our lives make tales no less dramatic and powerful than those of the old gods.

    ISBN: 9781447257684
    Publication date: 29/08/2013
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Tempest, Kate
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Breathing Tree New Poems
    Breathing Tree New Poems
    This collection offers 40 new poems from popular poet Apirana Taylor. Inspired by nature and mythology, he shifts his focus from the mundane to the mysterious, and with characteristic wit and intensity shares his delight and despair in what he discovers. Accessible and tender, but pulling no punches, his work assumes many forms and has been included in New Zealand schools' English curriculum.

    ISBN: 9781927145555
    Publication date: 30/09/2014
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Taylor, Apirana
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Broken Lines in Charcoal
    Broken Lines in Charcoal
    This anthology presents work from thirty-seven Canterbury poets, some new, some emerging, others wellestablished. All share the experience of attending the Poetry Classes of poet and tutor Joanna Preston, over the last ten years. Poets include Gail Ingram, Marisa Cappetta, Jeni Curtis, Ian McCartney, Jenna Heller, Jess Fiebig, Lynn Tara Austin, Helen Yong

    ISBN: 9780473527426
    Publication date: 24/09/2020
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Preston, Joanna And Zelas, Karen
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Child of the Moon
    Child of the Moon
    After a suicide attempt derailed the seemingly perfect life of Bay-area writer and entrepreneur Jessica Semaan, she checked herself into a mental hospital in her home country of Lebanon. There, she turned to poetry and creative writing to make sense of the trauma from war and domestic violence that had engulfed her childhood. The result is this powerful collection reflecting on darkness, shame, despair, and the unconditional self-love that leads to healing.

    ISBN: 9781449494483
    Publication date: 07/02/2019
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Semaan, Jessica
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Christmas Looky Book
    Christmas Looky Book
    If you loved Donovan Bixley's bestselling LOOKY BOOK, you will adore THE CHRISTMAS LOOKY BOOK - a hilarious 24-page festive puzzle book with hours of quality fun for readers aged five and up.

    Spot the difference: Santa has been and changed around the Christmas decorations; match the New Zealanders to their presents; how many reindeer can you find in the Christmas lights?
    THE CHRISTMAS LOOKY BOOK is a gorgeous and enthralling book for children, featuring 11 huge puzzles all with colourful New Zealand landscapes, birds and animals - and a Christmas theme! From bestselling NZ children's illustrator Donovan Bixley.

    ISBN: 9781869713454
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Bixley, Donovan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • City on Fire
    City on Fire
    A long-term resident and expert observer of dissent in Hong Kong takes readers to the front lines of Hong Kong's revolution.

    Through the long, hot summer of 2019, Hong Kong burned. Anti-government protests, sparked by a government proposal to introduce a controversial extradition law, grew into a pro-democracy movement that engulfed the city for months. Protesters fought street battles with police, and the unrest brought the People's Liberation Army to the very doorstep of Hong Kong. Driven primarily by students and youth protesters with their 'Be Water!' philosophy, borrowed from hometown hero Bruce Lee, this leaderless, technology-driven protest movement defied a global superpower and changed Hong Kong, perhaps forever. But it also changed China, and challenged China's global standing.

    In City on Fire, Antony Dapiran provides the first detailed account of the protests, reveals the protesters' unique tactics, explains how the movement fits into the city's long history of dissent, and looks at what the protests will mean for the future of Hong Kong, China, and China's place in the world.

    ISBN: 9781922310002
    Publication date: 03/03/2020
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Dapiran, Antony
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Collected Poems
    Collected Poems
    As well as being one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century and the recipient of the 1923 Nobel Prize for Literature, William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) is the greatest lyric poet that Ireland has produced. His early work includes the beguiling 'When You are Old', 'The Cloths of Heaven' and 'The Lake Isle of Innisfree' but, unusually for a poet, Yeats's later works, including 'Parnell's Funeral', surpass even those of his youth. All are present in this volume, which reproduces the 1933 edition of W. B. Yeats's Collected Poems and also contains an illuminating introduction by author and academic Dr Robert Mighall. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

    ISBN: 9781909621640
    Publication date: 14/07/2016
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Yeats, W. B.
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $14.99
  • Collected Poems
    Collected Poems
    The figure of the young American poet living in Paris is familiar from Paul Auster's celebrated novels; here that character is realised in Auster's own stunningly accomplished verse. His penetrating and charged poetry resembles little else in recent American literature. This collection of his poems, translations, and composition notes from early in his career furnish yet further evidence of his literary mastery.

    Taut, densely lyrical and everywhere informed by a powerful and subtle music, this selection begins with the compact verse fragments of Spokes (written when Auster was in his early twenties) and Unearth, continues on through the more ample meditations of Wall Writing, Disappearances, Effigies, Fragments From the Cold, Facing the Music, and White Spaces, then moves further back in time to include Auster's revealing translations of many of the French poets who influenced his own writing - including Paul Eluard, Andre Breton, Tristan Tzara, Philippe Soupault, Robert Desnos and Rene Char - as well as the provocative and previously unpublished 'Notes From A Composition Book' (1967). An introduction by Norman Finkelstein connects biographical elements to a consideration of the work, and takes in Auster's early literary and philosophical influences. For those interested in Paul Auster's novels - the now-classic New York Trilogy or The Brooklyn Follies - this book is an invaluable opportunity to witness his early development.

    Powerful, sometimes haunting, cool, precise and limpid, this view from the past to the present will appeal to those unfamiliar with this aspect of Auster's work, as well as those already acquainted with his poetry. Readers will agree that Auster's grasp on language and the world around him is not only questioning, but mysterious and very human, perceptive, and deeply compelling

    ISBN: 9780571349630
    Publication date: 04/10/2018
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Auster, Paul
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
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