In these new poems about friendship, mortality and home, Brian Turner asks how we can face the truths and uncertainties of our experiences and how we can live with them. Night Fishing is defined by Turner's unmistakable wit and feeling, precision and insight.
The poems in Handwriting, Michael Ondaatje's most recent collection, are memories of Sri Lanka: the rituals and traditions, history and geography, the smells and tastes and colours of his first home. Here are sunless forests, cattle-bells, ... read more
This genre-bending new book of poetry and short fiction from non-conformist Rotoma writer Keith Nunes changes the skyline of New Zealand literature. At times whimsical and enchanting, others bewildering and disturbing this volu... read more
LORNA STAVELEY ANKER was born in 1914. She used to joke that this was the cause of the First World War. In truth, the poems in this fine collection reveal her as New Zealand’s first woman war poet.
There are poems here that ari... read more
|Author:||Hera Lindsay Bird|
|Awards:||Poetry Finalist - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.|
Bird turns her prescient eye on love and loss, and what emerges is like a helicopter in fog... or a bejewelled Christmas sleigh, gliding triumphantly through the contemporary aesthetic desert... this is at once an intelligent and compe... read more
|Awards:||Shortlisted for PANZ Book Design Awards: Non-Illustrated Book 2010.|
Twelve months of a laureate: in 2008 Michele Leggott wrote a poem a week to record her term as the inaugural New Zealand Poet Laureate. In her new collection of poems Mirabile Dictu ('mi.rah.buh.lay dik.tu' - Wonderful to relate; amazing to ... read more
Subjects: Poetry, EnglishNotes: This is an OCR reprint. There may be numerous typos or missing text. There are no illustrations or indexes.When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. You can also preview the book there.
|Author:||Dante, translated by Clive James|
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Costa Book of the Year 2014.|
"Finally I realised that I had been practising for this job every time I wrote a quatrain ...I had spent all this time - the greater part of a lifetime - preparing my instruments" The Divine Comedy is the precursor of modern literature, an... read more
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 Gri... read more
With pinpoint accuracy, virtuosity and humour, Caoilinn Hughes aligns scientific and poetic venturing. In this striking debut collection she focuses on moments of discovery, from the first controlled nuclear reaction to the shape of an avalanche as witnessed from its catchment area. These are epiphanies with consequences.
In this fascinating anthology, one hundred men - distinguished in literature and film, science and architecture, theatre and human rights - confess to being moved to tears by poems that haunt them. R... read more