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  • Laden Choirsby Peter Wolfe

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In 1973 the Australian novelist Patrick White won the Nobel Prize for Literature, the year that his great novel of family ties and change, The Eye of the Storm , was published and became a bestseller in America and Europe. Yet White is still not widely known or read, and few writers of today have provoked so many contradictory judgments. Now Peter... more...

  • Laminationsby Murray Edmond

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    Murray Edmond, a well-established poet, writes in Laminations a savage, witty new collection that reflects the times we live in. These polished verses lament the end of the century and celebrate sound, rhythm and word play. Edmond's work sits at the intersection of the personal and historical, and although it is tough and challenging, it is also richly... more...

  • The Lark Quartetby Elizabeth Smither

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Elizabeth Smither, one of New Zealand's most distinguished poets, has perfected a distinctive and elegant style in such a way that it is easy to take the real quality of her poems for granted. But this is among her best collections, moving through a range of attentions ? friends, gardens, works of art ? with great charm and an unexpected and quirky... 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...

  • The Lifeguardby Ian Wedde

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    You have to start somewhere / in these morose times' begins the title sequence of this collection, in which the dual, duelling lifeguards of east and west, sunrise and sunset, glib Narcissus and one-eyed Polyphemus, watch over a collection that explores the contradictions between life's pool-side surfaces and frightening undertows. Ian Wedde's poet... more...

  • Lighting Dark Placesby Sue Kossew

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 57.00

    This is the first published collection of critical essays on the work of Kate Grenville, one of Australia’s most important contemporary writers. Grenville has been acclaimed for her novels, winning numerous national and international prizes including the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Her novels are marked by... more...

  • The Long Road to Teatimeby Anna Jackson

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Anna Jackson's first solo collection of poems, The Long Road to Teatime, opened a door into the world of family. The Long Road to Teatime includes six playful, warm and allusive sequences, literary variations on domestic life, domestic takes on literature. It mixes the literary, the domestic and the political with ease and assurance, the different... more...

  • Love, Ghosts and Nose Hairby Steven Herrick

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    Jack is sixteen. He's obsessed with the beautiful Annabel, the ghost of his mother, and nose hair. 'I have just written a great poem A Classic. One that's so good University Professors will read it, badly, in front of hundreds of students twenty years after I die to prove to the world what a jewel what a gift what a gem I gave what a... more...

  • Maisie and the Black Cat Bandby E. A. Gleeson

    IP (Interactive Publications) 2012; US$ 13.00

    E. A. Gleeson has that rare talent of lifting a moment of intimacy into the realm of universal truth, of capturing instances of recollection and infusing them with emotion and thoughtful language where every word gleams. Maisie and the Black Cat Band is her second award winning book with IP. The first, In Between the Dancing, won the IP Best Poetry... more...

  • Maninboby Ko Un; Brother Anthony of Taizé; Lee Sang-Wha

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 20.34

    ?Ko Un has long been a living legend in Korea, both as a poet and as a person. Allen Ginsberg once wrote, ‘Ko Un is a magnificent poet, combination of Buddhist cognoscente, passionate political libertarian, and naturalist historian.? Maninbo (Ten Thousand Lives) is the title of a remarkable collection of poems by Ko Un, filling thirty volumes, a... more...