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  • Staging Asylumby Emma Cox

    Currency Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    Asylum seekers and refugees are at the vanguard of some of today’s most pressing international challenges, their perilous journeys mapping the borderlines of a world in which the right to enter and remain in safe and secure living spaces is zealously guarded. This timely collection is the first of its kind, bringing together a selection of contemporary... more...

  • Beast Languageby Toby Davidson

    Five Islands Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    "While a poet in love with language slept on the beach, his shadow went for a long swim in the ocean, breathing water as only shadows can; on returning and before reattachment it shook itself dry. The poet woke to the memories of his shadow's journey and the paradox of retching seawater while laughing with gusto in abundant air. Then he crafted-and... more...

  • Nga Tangata Toaby Hone Kouka; John Thomson

    Victoria University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Set on a marae on the East Coast in 1919 when a war weary soldier, Taneatua, returns from Europe a hero. A powerfully dramatic play of family secret, confrontation and revenge. more...

  • Pass It Onby Renée; John Thomson

    Victoria University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    The middle play in the trilogy begun by Wednesday to Come and set amongst the Waterfront Lockout of the 1950's. more...

  • Bruce Mason Soloby Bruce Mason

    Victoria University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    A volume of four plays for solo performance: THE END OF THE GOLDEN WEATHER/ TO RUSSIA, WITH LOVE/ NOT CHRISTMAS, BUT GUY FAWKES/ COURTING BLACKBIRD. Of his five solo pieces, only Le silence de la mer is not included here. more...

  • Denis Gloverby Denis Glover; Bill Manhire

    Victoria University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Denis Glover wrote New Zealand's most famous poem, yet his work has been out of print for many years. This fresh selection from his verse includes 'The Magpies' along with a wide variety of other poems, lyrical and satirical. Bill Manhire's selection is based on Glover's own 1981 Selected Poems, and it reveals a richer and far more lively writer than... more...

  • Eugeniaby Lorae Parry; John Thomson

    Victoria University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Set in 1916 and the present, EUGENIA tells the story of Eugenia Martelli, an Italian immigrant at the beginning of the century, who lives as a man and marries a woman without revealing her true gender. Eugenia is a charmer, a con artist, a womaniser and an outsider, who lives life on a dangerous edge. Eugenia is arrested - but is she a cold-blooded... more...

  • Middle Age Spreadby Roger Hall; John Thomson

    Victoria University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Middle Age Spread is not just a repeat of Roger Hall's earlier success. Though the comic spirit prevails again - it is a play which is bound to raise laughter - it is never at the expense of one's conviction that this is indeed how life is. more...

  • R.A.K. Masonby R.A.K. Mason

    Victoria University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Mason is a legendary name in New Zealand's brief poetic history. He was the first of the few. Now at last, in this collected edition, his work is accessible again, and can be seen as a whole. more...

  • Shurikenby Phillip Mann; Vincent O'Sullivan; John Thomson

    Victoria University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    The Japanese Military Field Code was explicit: 'Japanese forces do not surrender to the enemy under any circumstances.' How then would the eight hundred or so prisoners who found themselves in the first Japanese prisoner-of-war camp anywhere in the world behave? They had been brought from the Soloman Islands to Featherstone in 1942. Six months later... more...