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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...

  • The Pop-up Book of Invasionsby Fiona Farrell

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    The Book of Invasions ? Lebor Gabála Ýrenn ? is a compilation of manuscripts describing the very specific discovery of Ireland ('on the fifteenth, on a Saturday') following the Creation and the Flood. The Pop-Up Book of Invasions is Fiona Farrell's poetic response to a six-month stay in Ireland as inaugural recipient of the Rathcoola Residency in County... 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 sets... 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'.An accomplished collection of poems, A Pattern of Marching... more...

  • Mirabile Dictuby Michele Leggott

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    In 2008 Michele Leggott wrote a poem a week to record her term as the inaugural New Zealand Poet Laureate. In her collection of poems Mirabile Dictu (amazing to say), she relates the wonders of those 12 months, which took her to Matahiwi Marae in Hawke's Bay to receive her brilliant sky-blue, specially carved tokotoko, Te Kikorangi; through a time... more...

  • 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...

  • Young Knowledge: the Poems of Robin Hydeby Michele Leggott

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    Young Knowledge presents for the first time a full chronological record of the poems of Robin Hyde, a New Zealand writer active in the 1930s whose full achievement is only now being recognised. Drawing on the 500 poems extant Michele Leggott has chosen 300 divided into five sections. Her aim is to arrive at a better understanding of the 15 years of... more...

  • HUSKby Chris Price

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Husk is the first collection of poems by writer Chris Price. Though a debut collection, this is polished, elegant, mature work; it introduces an original new talent. The poems cover a wide range of interests, themes and tones but there is an alertness, a sense of delight about all of them. 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...