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  • 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...

  • Beast Languageby Toby Davidson

    Five Islands Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    "While a poet in love with language slept on the beach, his shadow went for a long swim in the ocean, breathing water as only shadows can; on returning and before reattachment it shook itself dry. The poet woke to the memories of his shadow's journey and the paradox of retching seawater while laughing with gusto in abundant air. Then he crafted-and... more...

  • Beauties of the Octagonal Poolby Gregory O'Brien

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Gregory O'Brien's first collection since Afternoon of an Evening Train (2005), Beauties of the Octagonal Pool is centred on the 'octagonal pool' of the Waitemata Harbour. Arranged in eight sections, the book collects poems written from and out of a variety of times, locations and experiences, from the water-frontages of Fiji, Fiordland and the Mediterranean... more...

  • Blicke auf Auschwitz:by Rosa Pérez Zancas; Linda Maeding

    Tectum Verlag 2012; US$ 19.08

    Hauptbeschreibung Historische Phänomene altern ebenso wie Zeitzeugen sterben. Und doch: Der Holocaust gibt in nicht nachlassender Intensität noch immer zu denken, zu erzählen, zu schreiben auf. Als Gegenstand der Reflexion mutet er auf merkwürdige Weise zeitlos an, insofern er mehr Fragen als Antworten zu produzieren scheint. Dies vermag jedoch nicht... more...

  • The Blind Singerby Chris Price

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    How does 'music hold us up'? In The Blind Singer, Wellington writer Chris Price 'cultivates the art / of listening' to explore this question. Price has a clear and precise ear and the poems dance and shimmer around 'the heart of our hearing'. And she draws on wider material: Music and science meet, shake hands, are introduced to history. Scepticism... more...

  • Book Selfby C. K. Stead

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    For more than 40 years, C. K. Stead has been New Zealand's leading literary and cultural critic. Whether writing about Christianity or a trip to Croatia, he always brings a clear personal point of view, a strong analytical bent, and a witty pen to his work. In this latest collection of critical writing Book Self, a sequel to his successful books Kin... more...

  • A Boy's Lifeby Jack Davis

    Magabala Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    Autobiographical study by a celebrated Aboriginal poet and playwright, who writes of his boyhood in the south-west of Western Australia during the depression years of the 1920s and 30s. Written with humour and compassion, this book provides insights into a significant literary figure and an interesting period of Australian history. more...

  • Boys' Night Outby Anne French

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    What do women want? And what makes them think their relationships with men can provide it? This is Anne French's poetic account of the worlds of men and women. 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...

  • 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...