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  • Dream Fish Floatingby Karlo Mila

    Huia (NZ) Ltd 2013; US$ 5.82

    Professor Konai Helu Thaman (Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor, and UNESCO Chair in teacher education &; culture " The University of the South Pacific) says this about the collection: This is a refreshing and welcome addition to the growing list of women's writing in Oceania. Karlo draws wisdom and compassion from her ancestral cultures but is not constrained... more...

  • Fog a Doxby Bruce Pascoe

    Magabala Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    Albert Cutts is a tree feller. A fella who cuts down trees. Fog is a fox cub raised by a dingo. He’s called a dox because people are suspicious of foxes and Albert Cutts owns the dingo and now the dox. Albert is a bushman and lives a remote life surrounded by animals and birds. All goes well until Albert has an accident ... This is a story of... more...

  • Wildby Anne French

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Wild is a new collection, the sixth, from gifted and successful poet Anne French. Though French's voice and interests are familiar, this book pushes into new territory. The title suggests the unknown and uncultivated, the world outdoors, the distant past, the hidden power of passion, the bush and the ocean: all these aspects of the wild emerge in these... 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...

  • Star Wakaby Robert Sullivan

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 10.99

    Published on the cusp of the new millennium, Sullivan's third book of poems, Star Waka, came with some strings attached: each poem had to feature either a star, a waka, or the ocean. Within these parameters, and in 2001 lines, Sullivan creates 100 poems that, he says, themselves function like a waka: 'members of the crew change, the rhythm and the... 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...

  • Laminationsby Murray Edmond

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    Murray Edmond, a well-established poet, writes in Laminations a savage, witty new collection that reflects the times we live in. These polished verses lament the end of the century and celebrate sound, rhythm and word play. Edmond's work sits at the intersection of the personal and historical, and although it is tough and challenging, it is also richly... 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...

  • Whetu Moanaby Robert Sullivan; Albert Wendt; Reina Whaitiri

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Whetu Moana is the first anthology of contemporary Polynesian poetry in English edited by Polynesians. It collects poems written over the last twenty years from more than 60 poets in Aotearoa, Hawaii, Tonga, Samoa, the Cook Islands, Niue and Rotuma. Well-known poets like Hone Tuwhare, Alistair Campbell and Haunani-Kay Trask are joined by talented young... more...

  • In Continentsby Richard Reeve

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    In his third collection, In Continents, Richard Reeve examines a catalogue of historical incidents - from the violence of Tiberius and Edward III to the death of James Cook's Polynesian companion, Tupaia - to illustrate the habitual barbarity, selfishness and stupidity of humans, in counterpoint with our prospective responsibility as stewards of the... more...