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

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 35.99

    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...

  • Sing-songby Anne Kennedy

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Sing-song, Anne Kennedy's first book of poems, explores the strains of parenthood ? its anxieties, fatigue and exasperation ? the contemporary experience of women, and the redeeming power of love in the face of adversity. The poems' setting is the domestic life of a family of four, told from the mother's perspective. Moving house, the gruelling experience... more...

  • As Far as I Can Seeby Michele Leggott

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    As Far as I Can See is a beautiful and moving collection from a prizewinning New Zealand poet. Leggott writes with passion, tenderness and courage about her deep sorrow at losing her sight. The sharpness of images so characteristic of Leggott and her wonderful ear for the musical sounds and rhythms and pauses of language reach a new poignancy, a tragic... more...

  • AUP New Poets 4by Chris Tse; Erin Scudder; Harry Jones

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    The fourth book in AUP's New Poets series brings together the work of three distinct new voices: Chris Tse, Erin Scudder and Harry Jones. The popular series, which has the aim of bringing fresh new poetry to a wider audience, began in 1999 and continued in 2002 and 2008, and has been responsible for launching the writing careers of well-known poets... 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...

  • Incognitoby Jessica Le Bas

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Relaxed and intimate, engaging and wise, Incognito is Jessica Le Bas's first book. Her poems have been carefully collected but are wonderfully various. Themes, characters and voices come and go as the poet moves in and out of identities and roles ? sometimes known, sometimes incognito ? discovering new world views, new horizons, whole new windows of... more...

  • Tigers at Awhituby Sarah Broom

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    Against a backdrop of many times and landscapes, the poems in Tigers at Awhitu , the first, luminous book by Sarah Broom, chart the drifts and tides of intimate relationships, the physical extremes of illness, the complexities of motherhood. Here a refugee family walks north on a frozen road; a solitary figure sleeps in the desert outside a fabular... 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...

  • 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$ 8.99

    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...