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  • 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...

  • Day One, a Hotel, Eveningby Joanna Murray-Smith

    Currency Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Day One, a Hotel, Evening follows three couples through a minefield of extra-marital indiscretions. This savagely funny play holds a twist and a sting in the tale. 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...

  • Death in a Swiss Zooby Mark Wills

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 2.99

    You meet a man for the first timeon the last day of his life.He asks if you're keeping busy.Then he and his ruddy cousintalk of a sepia Swan Hill, when 'Cheyennestarted at fifty to one, six shillings to win,four bob for us, two bob for mum'. This first collection of poems by Melbourne-based poet Mark Wills is filled with wry observations... more...

  • Disturbing Elementby Xavier Herbert

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    Often comic, often tragic, Disturbing Element is the story of an Australian literary legend written in his own classic style. more...

  • Domestic Fiction in Colonial Australia and New Zealandby Tamara S Wagner

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Colonial domestic literature has been largely overlooked and is due for a reassessment. This essay collection explores attitudes to colonialism, imperialism and race, as well as important developments in girlhood and the concept of the New Woman. more...

  • Dragon Talkby Fleur Adcock

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    After the appearance of Fleur Adcock's Poems 1960-2000 she wrote no more poems for several years. This cessation coincided with "but was not entirely caused by "her giving up smoking. When poetry returned to her in 2003 it tended towards a sparer, more concentrated style. This new collection continues to reflect her preoccupations with family matters... more...

  • 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...

  • Dreamtime Aliceby Mandy Sayer

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 18.17

    A vivid, seductive, gorgeously written memoir that recounts the fascinating years Mandy Sayer spent performing on the streets of New York and New Orleans with her father. 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...