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  • 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...

  • A Pattern of Marchingby Elizabeth Smither

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    An accomplished collection of poems, A Pattern of Marching brings us messages of cool precision and accuracy from Elizabeth Smither. Restrained elegance, fine craft and wit characterise the verses. This is, in the words of the last line of the title poem, 'A skilled performance anyone could share'. more...

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

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 36.44

    ‘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...

  • James K. Baxterby James K. Baxter; Sam Hunt

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Poet and performer Sam Hunt first became aware of the poems of James K Baxter as a schoolboy. Aged 14, he was strapped for reciting Baxter?s poem ‘Evidence at the Witch Trials? in an English lesson (one of the final in a series of events resulting in his expulsion from college). James K. Baxter later became a friend and mentor who greatly influenced... more...

  • The Tudor Styleby Elizabeth Smither

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    One of New Zealand's leading poets, Elizabeth Smither has published many collections and has won the New Zealand Book Award for Poetry. Her poems are characteristically slim, so the substantial selection of her work gathered in The Tudor Style has a striking effect. As Bill Manhire says, Smither's poems 'wave to one another, open doors and climb through... more...

  • Collected Storiesby Maurice Duggan; C.K. Stead

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    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 Odesby Ian Wedde

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    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...

  • The Darling Northby Anne Kennedy

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    In the seven long-ish poems of her new collection, multi-talented writer Anne Kennedy explores past and present, here and there, north and south, earth and paradise, hello and goodbye. In unfolding couplets, ‘The Darling North? engages with a woman?s past, her lover, her new landscapes, exploring the results of yearning and directional possibilities... more...

  • All Roads Lead to the Seaby Kapka Kassabova

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    All Roads Lead to the Sea is a first collection of poetry from a young Bulgarian immigrant poet. Her work had already attracted considerable attention, with a special issue of Poetry New Zealand featuring her poems. Her moody, evocative poems brilliantly convey the rootlessness and restlessness of the immigrant, the mingled sense of loss and wonder... more...

  • The Drummerby Ian Wedde

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    The Drummer is Ian Wedde's eighth collection and it is plump with exquisite visual images, lost faith in language, revelations of intense beauty and literary allusions (from the Romantics to the New Zealand tradition). This is what the author writes about his collection: 'The word 'transport' seems to me to describe an event anywhere between a bus-trip... more...