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  • The Brave Never Write Poetryby Daniel Jones

    Coach House Books 2007; US$ 12.95

    First published in 1985, The Brave Never Write Poetry , the lone collection of poems by critic/novelist Daniel Jones (1959?1994), was a cult hit. Written in a direct, plainspoken, autobiographical and at times confessional style in the tradition of Charles Bukowski and Al Purdy, these confrontational poems about sex and boredom, drugs and suicide,... more...

  • Briefcaseby John Adams

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    After an argument with his wife, Verity, Jason Button threw a stapler which struck her on the face. Is he guilty of violent assault? Or was it just a matter of bad luck? Briefcase, the first book of poetry by Judge and poet John Adams, is a mélange of poems ? in traditional and experimental forms ? and other texts: affidavits, police reports, a sudoku... more...

  • Bruno for Realby Caroline Adderson; Helen Flook

    Orca Book Publishers 2008; US$ 4.99

    This is the second collection of stories about Bruno, an imaginative boy with a humorous personality. more...

  • Calypsoby Bob Orr

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Following his very popular collection Valparaiso, poet Bob Orr presents his new book Calypso. Orr's poems have a wistful yet forceful beauty, presenting images with depth, colour, light, and the narrative drive and cadences of a true storyteller. In the first of Calypso's four sections, 'Purple Octopus', the poet guides us on a voyage though space... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literatureby Eva-Marie Kröller

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 28.00

    A comprehensive and lively introduction to Canadian literature, its major genres, themes and preoccupations. more...

  • Captain Cook in the Underworldby Robert Sullivan

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Captain Cook in the Underworld is a book-length poem by a gifted Maori poet, an archetypal exploration of Western mythology and legend as it 'discovers' itself in the South Pacific. The poem was commissioned as the libretto for a new work with composer John Psathas for the fiftieth anniversary celebration of Wellington's Orpheus Choir. Captain Cook... more...

  • The Certainty Dreamby Kate Hall

    Coach House Books 2005; US$ 13.95

    Descartes asked, How can I know that I am not now dreaming? The Certainty Dream poses similar questions through poetry, but without the trappings of traditional philosophy. Kate Hall?s bracingly immediate, insistently idiosyncratic debut collection lays bare the tricks and tools of her trade: a mynah bird perches in poems but 'stands for nightingale';... more...

  • Chromeby Paula Green

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Chrome is leading poet Paula Green's second collection of poems and is a way of coming to terms with some essential relationships in her own life, with her parents, and with poetry. A single sequence, Chrome has four parts named for colours: yellow, red, green and blue. Each part includes thirteen or fourteen 12-line poems. more...

  • Clockfireby Jonathan Ball

    Coach House Books 2006; US$ 13.95

    Talented newcomer Jonathan Ball?s Clockfire is a suite of poetic blueprints for imaginary plays that would be impossible to produce – plays in which, for example, the director burns out the sun, actors murder their audience, and the laws of physics are flagrantly violated. The poems in one sense replace the need for drama, and are predicated on... more...

  • Clungby Sonja Yelich

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Clung is a first solo collection by a poet who appeared in AUP New Poets 2. These are the wry amused colourful poems of a woman stuck at home with small children and listening to the radio, which brings other worlds, new words and voices, into the midst of their domestic life. This clash of cultures is bizarre, funny, magical. In other poems, summer... more...