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  • Aloeby Diana Bridge

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    An aloe – spiky, soothing, fragrant, bitter – opens and names Diana Bridge?s fifth collection of poetry. Structured in four parts, Aloe: & Other Poems asks why and how we look at the world – and how we may catch in words what we see. ‘To look is to be caught inside a wave?, Bridge declares, and invites the reader to look along with her as she considers... 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...

  • Kin of Placeby C.K. Stead

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    In Kin of Place, C. K. Stead addresses most of the leading New Zealand literary figures of the last decades of the twentieth century including Allen Curnow, Lauris Edmond, Kendrick Smithyman, Frank Sargeson, Janet Frame, Ian Wedde, Maurice Gee and Elizabeth Knox. Kin of Place represents a collection of perceptive, readable, opinionated comment on... more...

  • Collected Poems, 1951-2006by C.K. Stead

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 36.44

    C. K. Stead is New Zealand?s most distinguished living poet. Since publishing his first poems in periodicals like Landfall in the early 1950s, he has experimented with many forms and modes – from open form, free verse, journal composition, quotation and found text to personal lyric, translation and imitation – while always bringing a strong personality,... more...

  • The Switchby Murray Edmond

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Exciting in its taut energy and inventive comedy, Murray Edmond's The Switch is a long poem in forty-nine parts which proceeds, not in a straight line, but in a dazzling display of repetitions, rearrangements and transformations. It's a game, a show, an entertainment and a meditation about love and the passage of time. more...

  • Walls to Kick and Hills to Sing fromby Murray Edmond

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Walls to Kick and Hills to Sing From: A Comedy with Interruptions is a new poetry collection from Murray Edmond. Arranged in six acts, ‘Exposition?, ‘Complication?, ‘Revelation?, ‘Peripety?, ‘Catastrophe? and ‘Denouement?, it merrily experiments with voice and performance, including, in various forms, monologues, dialogues, choruses, songs, scene... more...

  • Boys' Night Outby Anne French

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    What do women want? And what makes them think their relationships with men can provide it? This is Anne French?s poetic account of the worlds of men and women. 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...

  • 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...