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  • Valparaisoby Bob Orr

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    A well-established poet with roots in the 'Big Smoke' generation of the 1960s and 1970s, Bob Orr publishes rarely and this is his first book for some time. His poems are spare and simple but they have a haunting lyrical quality that few readers (or listeners) can resist. The first section, 'Mending Nets' and the third and last, 'I have Seen the Gods... more...

  • All Roads Lead to the Seaby Kapka Kassabova

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Commonplace Bookby Elizabeth Smither

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    I read this on a sandwich board outside a coffee shop. I stopped, pulled out my notebook, and leaned against a shopfront. You're nothing but a piece of crockery and a bit of blood. ? Epictetus How sharp and bloodtinglingly lovely on a clear early autumn day. The sun sharp on the shop panes, clear shadows on the footpaths, faces outlined in a way they... more...

  • Kin of Placeby C. K. Stead

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    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 a... more...

  • Jumpby Elizabeth Nannestad

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    Jump is the first collection from poet Elizabeth Nannestad, who has also worked as a doctor and forensic psychiatrist. These brief poems come to us in a singular voice, deceptively deft and simple. They are capable of song, wit and mystery. Elizabeth Nannestad writes of these poems: They are all about movement around some pivot that appears for the... more...

  • Leaving the Highwayby Mark Williams

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    Leaving the Highway was the first critical study of some of New Zealand's major novelists: Janet Frame, Keri Hulme, Witi Ihimaera, Maurice Gee, Ian Wedde, and C. K. Stead. Here Mark Williams concentrates on their important works to explore how deeply rooted anxieties about New Zealand's bicultural situation and national identity are articulated in... more...

  • Get Someby Sonja Yelich

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Sonja Yelich's Get Some is a daring departure from her previous, award-winning collection, Clung. It follows an American marine, Edgar, serving in Iraq, and the responses of his family back home to his tour of 'doody'. Yelich vividly contrasts his life with his family's, and serves up a whirlwind of perspectives on the war and contemporary American... more...