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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cold Snackby Janet Charman

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    cold snack is an immensely readable collection, among the most accessible that well-loved poet Janet Charman has written. The book brims with poems of suburbia, families, workplaces, ordinary life. In the first section Charman explores the pains and pleasures (mostly the pains) of becoming a schoolteacher in midlife, 'rerouted back to class'?the fish-swim... more...

  • Collected Storiesby Maurice Duggan; C. K. Stead

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    Maurice Duggan's Collected Stories is a powerful collection of short stories from one of New Zealand's finest writers of the genre. Duggan's lyrical power and exceptional style come to the fore in these brilliant stories, which are tinged with undercurrents and ambivalences. The variety of language gives great vitality to tales of a Catholic boyhood,... more...

  • The Commonplace Bookby Elizabeth Smither

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    I read this on a sandwich board outside a coffee shop. I stopped, pulled out my notebook, and leaned against a shopfront. You're nothing but a piece of crockery and a bit of blood. ? Epictetus How sharp and bloodtinglingly lovely on a clear early autumn day. The sun sharp on the shop panes, clear shadows on the footpaths, faces outlined in a way they... more...

  • The Commonplace Odesby Ian Wedde

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    The Commonplace Odes was the first collection in eight years from major New Zealand poet Ian Wedde. It is a stunning collection: a group of odes, deliberately patterned but expressed in an easy, warm, contemporary voice, prefaced by an epode which, like a musical overture, traverses the themes and phrases of the work to follow, interspersed with two... more...

  • Cookhouseby Paula Green

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    In Cookhouse, Paula Green writes about her own life as a mother of three daughters and as a poet. She uses the metaphor of food, cooking and meals to represent the nurturing, caring experience of women and also the poet's loving concern for language and fondness for others who have worked with words. more...

  • Critical Playsby Anne Harris; Christine Sinclair

    SensePublishers 2014; US$ 49.99

    Critical Plays is the systematic study of one (fictional) classroom culture populated by six students and their two professors, imaginatively conceived from interviews, experience, observation and thematic analysis, and shaped into performance text.  This play-as-research-text aims to provide an encounter both creative and scholarly for readers. The... more...

  • Crosswindby Paula Green

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    In three parts, Crosswind is a lyrical collection from major New Zealand poet. The first part evokes New Zealand landscapes, especially the southern mountains, and Italy, town and countryside, and includes some beautiful love poems. The middle section, 'Lounge Suite', comprises poems written in response to works by contemporary New Zealand artists... more...