An avid collector of works of art, and long fascinated by how artists see the world, Peter Bland has drawn together poems for his 85th birthday that hes written over the years about paintings and the visual image. Never the name-dropper or cultural snob, Bland lines up art by a child al... read more
In her new poetry collection How I Get Ready, Ashleigh Young fails to learn to drive, vanishes from the fossil record, and finally finishes writing a book.
This book is the first to represent the full extent of Brian Turner's achievement as a poet, from his Commonwealth Poetry Prize-winning debut, Ladders of Rain, to poems written in 2018. One of New Zealand's most acclaimed and widely read contemporary poets, Turner is a p... read more
|Author:||Walt Whitman; Brian Selznick (Illustrator); Karen Karbiener (Afterword by)|
As he was turning forty, Walt Whitman wrote twelve poems in a small handmade book he entitled "Live Oak, With Moss." The poems were intensely private reflections on his attraction to and affection for other men. They were also Whitman's most adventurous explorations of the theme o... read more
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018 Shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2018 Winner of The Roehampton Poetry Prize 2018 'A beautiful, vigorous and achingly melancholy hymn to the common man that is as unexpected as it is daring' John Banville, Guardian A noir narrative written ... read more
Description: First performed in 1959, The End of the Golden Weather has become a part of New Zealand history, a touchstone of New Zealand experience. Unable to earn a living as a playwright in a country without a professional theatre, Bruce Mason presented, in fear and tr... read more
Running Upon The Wires is Kate Tempest's first book of free-standing poetry since the acclaimed Hold Your Own. In a beautifully varied series of formal poems, spoken songs, fragments, vignettes and ballads, Tempest charts the heartbreak at the end of one relationship and the ... read more
Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy returns with Sincerity, her last full collection as Poet Laureate, a magisterial achievement from the greatest living poet of our times. A frank, disarming and deeply moving exploration of loss and remembrance in their many forms, presented in a beautiful, foiled package.
So here I sit,alone with dried flowersand yellowed pages of the past.Reading the fairytalefrom beginning to end.And knowing that no rewritecan change our story. Themes of self-discovery, tending the garden of the soul, and nurturing yourself into blossom, Amid Thirsty Vines... read more