Category:

 Poetry

Series:Macmillan Collector's Library

The First World War was one of the deadliest conflicts in modern history and produced horrors undreamed of by the young men who cheerfully volunteered for a war that was supposed to be over by Christmas. Whether in the patriotic enthusiasm of Rupert Brooke, the disillus... read more

Poetry of the First World War

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 Poetry

'We are what we remember, the self is a trick of memory ...history is the remembered tightrope that stretches across the abyss of all that we have forgotten.' - Maualaivao Albert Wendt
Built around the abyss, the tightrope, and the trick that we all have to perform to walk across it,... read more

Tightrope

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 Poetry

In Elizabeth Smither's eighteenth collection of poetry her words are as vital as ever. The poems take the everyday - mothers and daughters, cats and horses, books and bowls, slippers and shirts - and transform them into something fresh: sometimes surreal, sometimes funny, often enchanted... read more

Night Horse

Category:

 Poetry

Series:Macmillan Collector's Library
Reading Level:General Adult

Thomas Hardy saw himself, first and foremost, as a poet, and he wrote poetry throughout his prolific and acclaimed novel-writing years before announcing in 1896 that he would no longer write novels, much to the astonishment of his worldwide r... read more

Poems of Thomas Hardy: A New Selection (Collector's Library)

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 Poetry

In this landmark photography publication and accompanying exhibition, Clement Cheroux demonstrates how Magnum Photos owes its pre-eminence to the ability of its photographers to encompass and navigate the points between photography as art object and photography as documentary evidence.... read more

Magnum Manifesto

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 Poetry

Poems from the Second World War is a moving and powerful collection of poems written by soldiers, nurses, mothers, sweethearts and family and friends who experienced WWII from different standpoints. The Imperial War Museum was founded in 1917 to collect and display ma... read more

Poems from the Second World War

Category:

 Poetry

Reading Level:General Adult
Awards:Poetry Finalist - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017

fit noun1. Also fytte.A section of a poem or song; a canto. obsolete exc. hist. OE. start noun2.A sudden burst of energy or activity; an outburst of emotion, madness, etc.; a flight of humour. Also, a  sudden broken utterance or sound. Now rare or obsolete. l16. (Shorter Oxford... read more

Fits & Starts

Category:

 Poetry

Awards:Poetry Finalist - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.

Ask the god to open the house of your chestwide enough that your enemy may enter
ask aitu: lie down with memy heart is open as a window
ask aitu: walk with memy heart is younger than the sun
 —House
Tusiata Avia is an essential voice in New Z... read more

Fale Aitu: Spirit House

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 Poetry

Napier, 1915: Alice May Parkinson shoots and kills her lover. Her trial and its aftermath cause controversy throughout New Zealand. Is she a feminist heroine or a callous killer...or simply a desperate woman who ran out of choices? This is her story.

Alice What have you Done

Category:

 Poetry

Marino Blank is of mixed Maori and Swiss heritage. She has been writing and publishing poetry for ten years, and was included in the 2014 Auckland University Press omnibus of Maori poetry Puna Wai Korero. Marino's writing is evidence of an emerging Maori literary sensibility, referencing tikang... read more

Crimson

Over a period of fifteen years Clive James learned French by almost no other method than reading A la recherche du temps perdu. Then he spent half a century trying to get up to speed with Proust's great novel in two different languages. Gate of Lilacs is t... read more

Gate of Lilacs: A Verse Commentary on Proust

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 Poetry

Awards:Winner of  The Jessie Mackay Award for Poetry - Best First Book at 2016 Ockham NZ Book Awards

In 1905, white supremacist Lionel Terry murdered the Cantonese gold prospector Joe Kum Yung to draw attention to his crusade to rid New Zealand of Chinese and other East Asian immigrants. Chris Tse uses this story - and its reenactment for a documentary a hundred year... read more

How to be Dead in a Year of Snakes