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  • Aloeby Diana Bridge

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    An aloe ? spiky, soothing, fragrant, bitter ? opens and names Diana Bridge's fifth collection of poetry. Structured in four parts, Aloe & Other Poems asks why and how we look at the world ? and how we may catch in words what we see. 'To look is to be caught inside a wave', Bridge declares, and invites the reader to look along with her as she considers... more...

  • Anonymous Premonitionby Yvette Holt

    University of Queensland Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    From an authentic, powerful indigenous voice comes this body of poetry that examines issues of identity and culture from a woman's point of view. Lyrical yet radical, uplifting yet uncompromising, this collection evokes pride, painful memories, the realities of Aboriginal life and death, and the power of sisterhood to act as a tribute to the resiliency... more...

  • Another Canonby Makarand R. Paranjape

    Anthem Press India 2009; US$ 99.00

    Both rigorous and readable, ‘Another Canon’ is an original contribution to the study of Indian English literature. more...

  • As Far as I Can Seeby Michele Leggott

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    As Far as I Can See is a beautiful and moving collection from a prizewinning New Zealand poet. Leggott writes with passion, tenderness and courage about her deep sorrow at losing her sight. The sharpness of images so characteristic of Leggott and her wonderful ear for the musical sounds and rhythms and pauses of language reach a new poignancy, a tragic... more...

  • At the Time of Partitionby Moniza Alvi

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    This book-length poem is set at the time of the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947 when thousands of people were killed in civil unrest and millions displaced, with families later split between the two countries. Inspired by family history, Moniza Alvi weaves a deeply personal story of fortitude and courage, as well as of tragic loss, in this... more...

  • At the White Coastby Janet Charman

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    If 'mother won't come to us', New Zealanders must go to mother . . . Here an expat poet finds herself in alien yet strangely familiar territory, a place her ancestors 'got off'. What must she do to survive? Score herself a bedsit, work in a pub, hunt up an office job ? and keep an eye out. Set on the cusp of the 1970s?80s, Janet Charman's compelling... more...

  • The Auckland University Press Anthology of New Zealand Literatureby Jane Stafford; Mark Williams

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 35.99

    What, after all, is the truth of a place that has only just been worked into language?' From Polynesian Mythology to the Yates' Garden Guide, from Allen Curnow to Alice Tawhai, from Jessie Mackay to Alison Wong, from Julius Vogel to Albert Wendt,from the letters of Wiremu Te Rangikaheke to the notebooks of Katherine Mansfield ? Maori, Pakeha,Pasifika,... more...

  • Australian Poetry Since 1788by Geoffrey Lehmann; Robert Gray

    UNSW Press 2012; US$ 16.12

    A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major... more...

  • The Bad Dog's Diaryby Martin Howard

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 4.36

    Blake is a loveable mongrel just trying to lead a happy life; he loves his owner, fiercely defends his territory against interlopers (including the owners new lady friend and her cat), does his best to avoid the frequently threatened neutering and spends a lot of his time either scooting across the carpet or chasing local tail. It really is a dogs... more...

  • The Barnby M. Jua

    Langaa RPCIG 2008; US$ 18.05

    As a veteran playwright and actor, Kwo Victor Elame Musinga is more than just a pioneer in popular theatre. His simple but profound messages demonstrate a depth of understanding and insight into human nature and the nature of society. The texts he crafts are universal and timeless in their content and appeal, even as the themes and situations that... more...