• Collected Poems
    Collected Poems
    Carol Ann Duffy has been a bold and original voice in British poetry since the publication of Standing Female Nude in 1985. Since then she has won every major poetry prize in the United Kingdom and sold over one million copies of her books around the world. She was appointed Poet Laureate in 2009.

    Her first Collected Poems includes all of the poems from her nine acclaimed volumes of adult poetry - from Standing Female Nude to Ritual Lighting (2014) - as well as her much-loved Christmas poems, which celebrate aspects of Christmas: from the charity of King Wenceslas to the famous truce between the Allies and the Germans in the trenches in 1914.

    Endlessly varied, wonderfully inventive, and emotionally powerful, the poems in this book showcase Duffy's full poetic range: there are poems written in celebration and in protest; public poems and deeply personal ones; poems that are funny, sexy, heartbroken, wise. Taken together they affirm her belief that 'poetry is the music of being human'.

    Collected Poems is both the perfect single-volume introduction for new readers and a glorious opportunity for old friends to celebrate thirty years' work by one of the country's greatest literary talents. It confirms indisputably that 'Carol Ann Duffy is the most humane and accessible poet of our time' (Rose Tremain, Guardian).

    ISBN: 9781447231752
    Publication date: 04/04/2019
    Price: $44.99
    Author: Duffy, Carol Ann
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $44.99
  • Collected Poems 1951-2006
    Collected Poems 1951-2006
    This Collected Poems includes the work of fourteen volumes of poetry, from Stead's first collection, Whether the Will is Free, to The Black River of 2007. In addition, it reprints 22 early previously uncollected poems that date from 1951 to 1961. Annotated by the author, the Collected Poems illustrates more than fifty years of the range and ambition of Stead's verse, in which the world always looks 'hard / at the word and the / word at the world'.

    ISBN: 9781869404185
    Publication date: 01/11/2008
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Stead, C. K.
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • Collected Poems of Katherine Mansfield
    Collected Poems of Katherine Mansfield
    This is the first complete edition of Katherine Mansfield's poetry, including 26 poems, dating from 1909-10, discovered by Gerri Kimber in the Newberry Library in Chicago in 2015. This edition is made up of 217 poems, ordered chronologically, so that the reader can follow Mansfield's development as a poet and her experiments with different forms, as well as tracing the themes - love and death, the natural world and the seasons, childhood and friendship, music and song - that preoccupied her throughout her writing life. The comprehensive annotations provide illuminating biographical information as well as explaining the rich contexts of the European poetic tradition, including fin de siecle decadence within which Mansfield's artistry is steeped. The inclusion of a collection of newly discovered poems, highlights Mansfield's desire to be taken seriously as a poet from her earliest beginnings as a writer. The poems as a whole point to a poet who varied her craft as she perfected it, often witty and ironic yet always enchanted by the sound of words.

    ISBN: 9781877578816
    Publication date: 14/12/2016
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Kimber, Gerri
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $35.00
  • Coming to It
    Coming to It
    Sam Hunt is New Zealand's best-known and, arguably, best-loved poet. Coming to it: Selected poems is the latest collection of Hunt's poems to be published. It is intended to replace both Doubtless: New and selected and Knucklebones: Poems 1962-2012 (both out of print) to ensure that a substantial selection of his poems remain available to the general reader. In Coming to it, a broad selection of Hunt's older poems sit ahead of his more recent work from Chords (2011), Salt River Songs (2016) as well as 19 brand new, previously unpublished poems written in 2018. As always, Hunt's unflinchingly honest, elegiac and moving poems roam around familiar themes of family, friends and lovers; landscapes and the play of the weather; and the challenges of ageing and mortality. Sam Hunt has had a remarkable and enduring career, and Coming to it is a fitting tribute to the quality of his poems.

    ISBN: 9780947503802
    Publication date: 01/08/2018
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Hunt, Sam
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear
    Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear
    Edward Lear was the greatest nonsensicalist of all time. He was the inventor of the limerick and created the Jumblies and The Owl and the Pussycat. This complete edition of Lear's nonsense verse - including the limericks, longer verses, alphabets and his own illustrations - is lovingly restored and beautifully presented, for adults and children to enjoy together.

    ISBN: 9780571314805
    Publication date: 05/03/2015
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Lear, Edward
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Complete Poems
    Complete Poems
    Despite his tragically short life, John Keats, a self-confessed "rebel Angel", endures for many as a personification of the
    Romantic age. While contemporary critics mocked him as a "Cockney poet" and an uneducated lower-class "apothecary"
    who aspired to poetry, subsequent generations began to see and appreciate both the rich and impassioned sensuousness and the love of beauty and liberty that pervade his work.

    From Endymion and Hyperion to `The Eve of St Agnes', `La Belle Dame sans Merci' and the Odes, this collection, which presents Keats's oeuvre in chronological order, displays his rapid poetic growth, the development of his philosophical
    and spiritual beliefs and the voluptuous, silken nature of his verse."

    ISBN: 9781847497567
    Publication date: 20/12/2018
    Price: $18.99
    Author: Keats, John
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.99
  • Conch Trumpet
    Conch Trumpet
    The Conch Shell calls to the scattered tribes of contemporary New Zealand. It sounds the signal to listen close, critically and 'in alert reverie'. David Eggleton's reach of references, the marriage of high and low, the grasp of popular and classical allusion, his eye both for cultural trash and epiphanic beauty, make it seem as if here Shakespeare shakes down in the Pacific. There are dazzling compressions of history; astonishing paens to harbours, mountains, lakes and rivers; wrenchingly dark, satirical critiques of contemporary politics, of solipsism, narcissism, the apolitical, the corporate, with a teeming vocabulary to match. And often too a sense of the imperative, grounding reality of the phenomenal world - the thisness of things: Cloud whispers brush daylight's ear; fern question-marks form a bush encore; forlorn heat swings cobbed in webs. - from 'Nor-wester Flying' In this latest collection David Eggleton is court jester/philosopher/lyricist, and a kind of male Cassandra, roving warningly from primeval swampland to gritty cityscape to the information and disinformation cybercloud.

    ISBN: 9781877578939
    Publication date: 01/02/2015
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Eggleton, David
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Conventional Weapons
    Conventional Weapons
    Conventional Weapons is Tracey Slaughter's first full poetry collection. In these dark, lyrical poems, Slaughter closely observe the textures of the world and the beauty and depravity of human nature.

    ISBN: 9781776562206
    Publication date: 09/05/2019
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Slaughter, Tracey
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Craven
    Craven
    ‘She seems to me a poet of scale and embodiment. Her moments are informed by awe and intelligence – quick and seamless. They don’t have to try so hard. I felt novels and films in these poems. I thought: this is a poet of capacity.’
    — Eileen Myles

    Craven is an exceptional debut: Jane Arthur delights, unnerves and challenges in poems that circle both the everyday and the ineffable – piano practice, past lives, being forced onto dancefloors. This is a smart and disarming collection that traces the ever-changing forms of light and dark in our lives, and how our eyes adjust, despite ourselves, as we go along.

    Cover design by Keely O'Shannessey.

    Jane Arthur was the recipient of the Sarah Broom Poetry Prize in 2018, judged by Eileen Myles. She has worked in the book industry for over fifteen years as a bookseller and editor. She has a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from the IIML at Victoria University of Wellington. Born in New Plymouth, she lives in Wellington with her family and dogs.

    ISBN: 9781776562879
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Arthur, Jane
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Dance Me to the End of Love
    Dance Me to the End of Love
    In 1995, Welcome Books published the star of its "Art and Poetry" series, "Dance Me to the End of Love", a deliriously romantic song by Leonard Cohen visualized through the warm, spirited paintings and collages of Henri Matisse. Now, for its 10-year anniversary, Welcome presents a new edition of "Dance Me to the End of Love" featuring a revised design. Cohen's song is a lyrical tribute to the miracle of love, the grace it bestows on us, and its healing power. Originally recorded on his "Various Positions" album, and featured in Cohen's anthology, "Stranger Music", this poetic song is gloriously married to artwork by Henri Matisse, perhaps the greatest artist of the twentieth century. "I had this dance within me for a long time," Matisse once said in describing one of his murals. "Dance Me to the End of Love" is the perfect book for art lovers, song lovers, and all other lovers as well.

    ISBN: 9781932183931
    Publication date: 27/06/2006
    Price: $47.99
    Author: Cohen, Leonard
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $47.99
  • Dark Sparring
    Dark Sparring
    In Dark Sparring, poet Selina Tusitala Marsh combats family loss with all the techniques of poetry and Thai kickboxing at her disposal. The book brims with fluid, humming list poems, literary shoutouts and personal elegies, as Marsh takes us through her mother's diagnosis with cancer and the long journey out the other side of her illness. Along the way, Marsh shows us other parts of her world: scenes from Matiatia to Orapiu to Apia; classroom politics; the importance of leadership; and the reasons New Zealand is also a 'lucky' country. Dark Sparring has an appealing voice, a strong right hook and an affecting, rhythmic heart - it amply reaffirms the poetic talents of Selina Marsh, 'the shadow-boxing woman / Sparring myself as I go / Shadowing myself as I go'.

    ISBN: 9781869407865
    Publication date: 01/09/2013
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Marsh, Selina Tusitala
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Dearly
    Dearly
    The collection of a lifetime from the bestselling novelist, poet -- and cultural phenomenon

    By turns moving, playful and wise, the poems gathered in Dearly are about absences and endings, ageing and retrospection, but also about gifts and renewals. They explore bodies and minds in transition, as well as the everyday objects and rituals that embed us in the present. Werewolves, sirens and dreams make their appearance, as do various forms of animal life and fragments of our damaged environment.

    Before she became one of the world's most important and loved novelists, Atwood was a poet. Dearly is her first collection in over a decade. It brings together many of her most recognisable and celebrated themes, but distilled - from minutely perfect descriptions of the natural world to startlingly witty encounters with aliens, from pressing political issues to myth and legend. It is a pure Atwood delight, and long-term readers and new fans alike will treasure its insight, empathy and humour.

    ISBN: 9781784743895
    Publication date: 10/11/2020
    Price: $34.00
    Author: Atwood, Margaret
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $34.00
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