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, stilt-walkers 'with the movement of prehistoric ... 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 arise from her childhood memories of Kaiser Bill. Th... read more
|Author:||Hera Lindsay Bird|
|Awards:||Jesse Mckay Best First Book Award for Poetry - 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 compelling fantasy of tenderness... heartbreaking an... 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 say), she relates the wonders of those 12 mo... 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 volume will not sit comfortably in any niche. The c... 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.
TERRIFIC NEW NEW ZEALAND POETRYPoetry New Zealand, this country's longest-running poetry magazine, showcases new writing from New Zealand and overseas. It presents the work of talented newcomers as well as that of established voices.Issue #51 features 128 new poems, ... read more
As reviewed in our April Newsletter
A journalist recently wrote that the very idea of poetry is seen as somewhat unmanly – it's all about feelings… the ultimate purple prose! Wrong. It's not prose at all, and that's the point. Also, what does that say about the... read more
|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, and Clive James's new translation - his life's w... read more
How can language contain the world that spillsFrom its torn rinds, how can my ode holdOn to language that ejects itself like birdsongFrom pine trees still shady with dawn ...'To Mount Victoria', The Commonplace OdesIan Wedde has been a major presence in New Zealand poetry sinc... read more
|Reading Level:||General Adult|
|Awards:||Poetry Finalist - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017|
fit noun1. Also fytte.A section of a poem or song; a canto. obsolete exc. hist. OE. start noun2.A sudden burst of energy or activity; an outburst of emotion, madness, etc.; a flight of humour. Also, a sudden broken utterance or sound. Now rare or obsolete. l16. (Shorter Oxfor... read more