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  • 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...

  • 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... more...