• Fast Talking Pi
    Fast Talking Pi
    Fast Talking PI is the first 'singular, confident and musical' collection of poetry by Auckland writer Selina Tusitala Marsh. 'Tusitala' means writer of tales in Samoan, and Marsh here lives up to her name with stories of her life, her family, community, ancestry, and history. Her poetry is sensuous and strong, using lush imagery, clear rhythms and repetitions to power it forward. The list poem is a favourite style, but she also writes with a Pacific lyricism entirely her own. Fast Talking PI is structured in three sections, 'Tusitala (personal), 'Talkback' (political and historical) and 'Fast Talking PI' (already a classic). In poems like 'Guys Like Gauguin' she writes as a 'calabash breaker', fighting back against historic injustices; but in other poems she explores the idea of the calabash as the honoured vessel for identity and story. Ultimately, though, Marsh exhorts herself to 'be nobody's darling', as a writer she is a self-proclaimed 'darling in the margins', and Fast Talking PI proves it - a generous work that will thrill readers; 'a map in our arms / to get us over the reef'; and a tremendous first book.

    ISBN: 9781869407322
    Publication date: 01/01/2009
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Marsh, Selina Tusitala
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Figure and Ground: Poems 2012--2018
    Figure and Ground: Poems 2012--2018
    Refugees, philosophers, and Mesolithic woodworkers, Napoleon, Tarkovsky, Anne Sexton, John Mulgan and Dan Davin are just some of the encounters to be had as we journey from the Canterbury Plains to Ravenna and back to Island Bay, in this collection of 26 new poems of people, places and ideas by Robert McLean.

    "McLean's work . . . references the great Western literary and philosophical/theological traditions, often engages directly with the world and has a degree of playfulness even in its more sombre reflections."
    --Nicholas Reid

    "an admirable and formidable piece of work"
    --Nicholas Reid on A Graveyard by the Sea

    ISBN: 9780473450847
    Publication date: 08/10/2018
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Mclean, Robert
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Filipino Children's Favorite Stories
    Filipino Children's Favorite Stories
    Age range 5 to 9

    This colourfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Philippine fairy tales and other folk stories - providing insight into a rich storytelling culture. Filipino Children's Favorite Stories presents thirteen well-loved myths and tales from the Philippines. These stories will enchant readers around the world with their wit and charm. Many of the tales have been transmitted from mother to child over centuries, and cover classic childhood themes - such as the forces of good triumphing over evil, children rebelling against evil adults and the weak prevailing over the strong.

    ISBN: 9780804850216
    Publication date: 01/01/2020
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Romulo, Liana
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $24.99
  • Flame

    The Flame is a stunning collection of Leonard Cohen's last poems and writings, selected and ordered by Cohen in the final months of his life. The book contains an extensive selection from Cohen's notebooks, featuring lyrics, prose pieces and illustrations, which he kept in poetic form throughout his life, and offers an unprecedentedly intimate look inside the life and mind of a singular artist and thinker.

    An enormously powerful final chapter in Cohen's storied literary career, The Flame showcases the full range of Leonard Cohen's lyricism, from the exquisitely transcendent to the darkly funny. By turns devastatingly sad and winningly strange, these are the works of a poet and lyricist who has plumbed the depths of our darkest questions and come up wanting, yearning for more.

    ISBN: 9781786893130
    Publication date: 02/10/2018
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Cohen, Leonard
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Flow Whanganui River Poems
    Flow Whanganui River Poems
    Huihui: to gather. Like water does. Wherever bodies of water are, people settle, and stories collect. Six generations of poet Airini Beautrais' family have lived near the Whanganui River, the restless, all-encompassing figure at the heart of her fourth collection Flow. Flow is a brilliant polyphony of stories - large, small, geological, ecological, and human - that draw on many forms and voices and move through various stages of human settlement up to the present day. In March 2017, in a world first, the Whanganui River was granted the status of legal personhood. 'This remarkable sequence winds and eddies like the Whanganui River, filtering the region's many histories into something exhilarating and readable. Is verse the future of history?' - James Brown.

    ISBN: 9781776561148
    Publication date: 08/06/2017
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Beautrais, Airini
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Fly Boy
    Fly Boy
    Fly Boy - poems about planes and the people who fly them - celebrates a lifelong fascination with flight.

    ISBN: 9781877577123
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Holman, Jeffrey Paparoa
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Friends A Poem for Every Day of the Year
    Friends A Poem for Every Day of the Year
    365 poems celebrating friendship, love and constancy.

    A wonderful gift for friends, family and partners that celebrate friendship, offering poems on the joys of companionship, of encouragement, consolation, humour and love. From Emily Bronte's 'Love and Friendship' to Stevie Smith's 'Pleasures of friendship', from Keats to Norman MacCaig, Waldo Emerson to Amy Lowell.

    A wonderful collection of 365 poems to dip into every day. Some of the most beautiful poems ever written are collected here to give us insight into the important things in life.

    ISBN: 9781849945899
    Publication date: 05/09/2019
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Hunter, Jane McMorland
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Funkhaus
    A queer / takatapui Maori writer living in Berlin, Germany since 2015, Hinemoana Baker brings a unique perspective both to and from the 'global North'. Drawing on the German meaning of the word 'funken' - to send a radio signal - her latest collection broadcasts unsettling songs of rebirth, love, friendship and alienation across homes and languages, to the living and to the dead.

    Funkhaus is home to big, punchy poems and shimmering delicacy, as well as Hinemoana's trademark humour. This book invites readers to tune out the crackle and static, and dial in their own receivers to a signal that has travelled a long way to reach them, no matter where they are.

    ISBN: 9781776563142
    Publication date: 14/05/2020
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Baker, Hinemoana
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Gleam
    In Gleam, Sarah Broom's powerful poems explore the effect of a life-threatening condition by way of the landscapes of the natural world, charting the hardest things in beautiful language. Broom's forte is encapsulating, expressing and making sense of strong internal feeling and turmoil through metaphor. This impressive collection examines basic human truths with clarity and force - 'we are flesh and blood after all / and we do not like to die' - and will open out painful, rewarding vistas for its readers.

    ISBN: 9781869407704
    Publication date: 05/07/2013
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Broom, Sarah
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Goddess Muscle
    Goddess Muscle
    This long-awaited poetry collection from award-winning Pasifika poet Karlo Mila spans work written over a decade. The poems are both personal and political. They trace the effect of defining issues such as racism, poverty, violence, climate change and power on Pasifika peoples, Aotearoa and beyond. They also focus on the internal and micro issues - the ending of a marriage, the hope of new relationships, and the daily politics of being a partner, woman and mother. The collection meditates on love and relationships and explores identity, culture, community and belonging with a voice that does not shy away from the difficult.

    ISBN: 9781775504009
    Publication date: 31/07/2020
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Mila, Karlo
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Great Cat Poems About Cats
    Great Cat Poems About Cats
    This delightful anthology gives us a teeming litter of literary tributes to the ever-fascinating, ever-mystifying cat.

    The feline has inspired poetic adoration since the days of the pharaohs, and the poems collected here cover an astonishing range of periods, cultures, and styles. Poets across the continents and centuries have described the feline family-from kittens to old toms, pussycats to panthers-doing what they do best: sleeping, prowling, prancing, purring, sleeping some more, and gazing disdainfully at lesser beings like ourselves. Here are Yeats's Minnaloushe, Christopher Smart's Jeoffry, Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat, T. S. Eliot's Rum Tum Tugger, William Blake's tyger and Rilke's panther. Here are tributes from Sufi mystics, medieval Chinese poets, and haiku masters of imperial Japan, from Chaucer, Shelley, Borges, Neruda, Dickinson, and Shakespeare. Here are the cats of Mother Goose, and the one who wore the hat for Dr. Seuss.

    The Great Cat will delight cat lovers everywhere, celebrating as it does the beauty, the mystery, the gravity, the grace, and, of course, the unassailable superiority of the cat.

    ISBN: 9781400043347
    Publication date: 03/05/2005
    Price: $31.99
    Author: Fragos, Emily
    Format: Hard Back

    Price: $31.99
  • Great Goddesses
    Great Goddesses
    Empowering life lessons from myths and monsters.

    Encounter rebel goddesses, stories of complex love and the mythical might of women as Nikita Gill takes readers on a magical journey of empowerment.

    Inspired by ancient Greek mythology, discover the power and glory of the greatest goddesses. From the potent venom of Medusa and transformative sorcery of Circe to the rising up of Athena over Olympus, these are the mothers, warriors, creators, survivors and destroyers that shook the world. Accompanied by beautiful hand-drawn illustrations, Nikita's poems and stories weave old and forgotten tales of might, fury and love into something new - a timely feminist inspiration for modern women.

    ISBN: 9781529104646
    Publication date: 03/09/2019
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Gill, Nikita
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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