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  • Crosswindby Paula Green

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    In three parts, Crosswind is a lyrical collection from major New Zealand poet. The first part evokes New Zealand landscapes, especially the southern mountains, and Italy, town and countryside, and includes some beautiful love poems. The middle section, ‘Lounge Suite’, comprises poems written in response to works by contemporary New Zealand... more...

  • Voice Carried My Familyby Robert Sullivan

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Voice Carried My Family is a stunning collection by Robert Sullivan. It contains strong, pervasive themes such as the rewriting of New Zealand myths from a Polynesian perspective; there are also a number of beautiful love poems. The power of the spoken word has particular meaning for an inheritor of an oral tradition and Sullivan sees himself continuing... more...

  • Collected Storiesby Maurice Duggan; C. K. Stead

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    Maurice Duggan's Collected Stories is a powerful collection of short stories from one of New Zealand's finest writers of the genre. Duggan's lyrical power and exceptional style come to the fore in these brilliant stories, which are tinged with undercurrents and ambivalences. The variety of language gives great vitality to tales of a Catholic boyhood,... more...

  • At the White Coastby Janet Charman

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    If ‘mother won’t come to us’, New Zealanders must go to mother . . . Here an expat poet finds herself in alien yet strangely familiar territory, a place her ancestors ‘got off’. What must she do to survive? Score herself a bedsit, work in a pub, hunt up an office job – and keep an eye out. Set on the cusp of the 1970s–80s,... 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...

  • Slip Streamby Paula Green

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Slip Stream is an account of a time when Paula Greem was buffeted in the slipstream of an illness. How can life go on as usual? she asks – and finds answers in poetry and music, crosswords and cherries, lists and family love. Green tells a personal story of breast cancer, from an initial mammogram to biopsy, operations, radiotherapy treatment... more...

  • The Commonplace Odesby Ian Wedde

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    The Commonplace Odes was the first collection in eight years from major New Zealand poet Ian Wedde. It is a stunning collection: a group of odes, deliberately patterned but expressed in an easy, warm, contemporary voice, prefaced by an epode which, like a musical overture, traverses the themes and phrases of the work to follow, interspersed with two... more...

  • Chromeby Paula Green

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Chrome is leading poet Paula Green’s second collection of poems and is a way of coming to terms with some essential relationships in her own life, with her parents, and with poetry. A single sequence, Chrome has four parts named for colours: yellow, red, green and blue. Each part includes thirteen or fourteen 12-line poems. more...

  • The Darling Northby Anne Kennedy

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    In the seven long-ish poems of her new collection, multi-talented writer Anne Kennedy explores past and present, here and there, north and south, earth and paradise, hello and goodbye. In unfolding couplets, ‘The Darling North’ engages with a woman’s past, her lover, her new landscapes, exploring the results of yearning and directional... more...

  • Walking to Africaby Jessica Le Bas

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    On an ordinary day, in ordinary New Zealand, an ordinary girl becomes extraordinary. Told through her mother’s eyes, Walking to Africa follows the girl’s journey through the strange, new and sometimes frightening world of mental health care. We meet specialists A through F, other kids, friends who want to help, an angel/nurse and the Ghostman... more...