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  • The Lark Quartetby Elizabeth Smither

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Elizabeth Smither, one of New Zealand?s most distinguished poets, has perfected a distinctive and elegant style in such a way that it is easy to take the real quality of her poems for granted. But this is among her best collections, moving through a range of attentions – friends, gardens, works of art – with great charm and an unexpected and quirky... more...

  • Selected Poemsby Kendrick Smithyman; Peter Simpson

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    Described as the 'sly old fox of New Zealand verse', Kendrick Smithyman is a major New Zealand poet. In Selected Poems passionate commitment to the craft of language and to a sense of place stamp the 100 poems selected by Peter Simpson. Thick with wry wit, unexpected imagery and astonishing fluency, Selected Poems demonstrates Kendrick Smithyman's... more...

  • Rapunzel Rapunzelby Janet Charman

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    As a feminist poet chronicling life in the suburbs in all its banal and joyous detail, Janet Charman has no equal. She has a strong personality but she is never an egotistical poet and her work is remarkable for its compassion, its uncompromising anger and its wit and irony. It has developed a more sophisticated and complex approach over the years... more...

  • From Manoa to a Ponsonby Gardenby Albert Wendt

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Ultimately a book about ageing and the consideration of death, this collection moves from the warm valley winds of Hawai‘i to the seasons of a garden in Auckland. In Hawai‘i Wendt watches the changing shadows of the Ko‘olau mountains from his verandah; considers the nature of mauli, the seat of life; walks protected in his partner?s perfumed slipstream... more...

  • Captain Cook in the Underworldby Robert Sullivan

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    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...

  • 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...

  • Dear Sweet Harryby Lynn Jenner

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Dear Sweet Harry is Lynn Jenner?s first collection – the autobiography of an obsession linking the author?s own family history with that of two famous deceivers, Harry Houdini and Mata Hari. In an act of imaginative will Jenner assembles ‘factions? and ephemera, poems and scraps that summon other diverse characters, objects and places: France, ham... more...

  • Kin of Placeby C.K. Stead

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    In Kin of Place, C. K. Stead addresses most of the leading New Zealand literary figures of the last decades of the twentieth century including Allen Curnow, Lauris Edmond, Kendrick Smithyman, Frank Sargeson, Janet Frame, Ian Wedde, Maurice Gee and Elizabeth Knox. Kin of Place represents a collection of perceptive, readable, opinionated comment on... more...

  • Collected Poems, 1951-2006by C.K. Stead

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 36.44

    C. K. Stead is New Zealand?s most distinguished living poet. Since publishing his first poems in periodicals like Landfall in the early 1950s, he has experimented with many forms and modes – from open form, free verse, journal composition, quotation and found text to personal lyric, translation and imitation – while always bringing a strong personality,... more...

  • The Switchby Murray Edmond

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Exciting in its taut energy and inventive comedy, Murray Edmond's The Switch is a long poem in forty-nine parts which proceeds, not in a straight line, but in a dazzling display of repetitions, rearrangements and transformations. It's a game, a show, an entertainment and a meditation about love and the passage of time. more...