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 Poetry

Excuse me if I laugh. The roads are dark and large books block our path. The air we breathe is made of evening air. The world is longer than the road that brings us here.
Bill Manhire's new book begins with the song of an extinct bird, the huia, and journeys on i... read more

Wow

Hedge through the hedge and way back then pushing my way out into the Central Otago sun there was the laughing face of Jean and someone else whose name I have forgotten they played with me as if I was a doll Bernadette Hall is... read more

Fancy Dancing: New and Selected Poems 2007-2020

Category:

 Poetry

Reading Level:near fine

The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller
Winner of The GoodReads Choice Award for Poetry 2017
From Rupi Kaur, the bestselling author of Milk and Honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. Illustrated by Kaur, The Sun and He... read more

The Sun and Her Flowers

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 Poetry

Reading Level:near fine

A drunken poet obliged to choose between Art and Love. What could possibly go wrong? Rock Oyster Island. It's a slack kind of place, but that's the way the locals like it: lifestyle farmers, pensioned-off bikers, seekers and healers, meth cooks and fis... read more

Escape Path Lighting

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 Poetry

Series:Popular Penguins Ser.

In this selection of poems covering the period 1972 to 2002. This beautifully elegant volume excludes the cartoon element, focusing on Leunig's brilliant texts, with all their absurdity, hilarity, poignancy and joyfulness. Michael Leunig pokes fun at ... read more

Curly Verse: Selected Poems (Popular Penguin)

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 Poetry

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Family Instructions Upon Release

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 Poetry

Is our identity more of a composite than we realise? We often think of ourselves as formed from our core values or our DNA, but in Social Media, Mary Macpherson explores identity as a creation of the interactions we have with others: friends, family and the wider world, and the evolving... read more

Social Media

Category:

 Poetry

I have a growing number of scars. A three-inch horizontal scar across the stomach, very tidy. Two more small ones either side of the rib cage and now one on the hand and arm to deal with a Viking inheritance. I look at them in the mirror. I hope they don't fade away comp... read more

Michael I Thought You Were Dead

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 Poetry

Awards:Shortlisted for the Ockham NZ Book Awards - Mary and Peter Biggs Award for Poetry 2020

In her latest poetry collection How I Get Ready, Ashleigh Young fails to learn to drive, vanishes from the fossil record, and finally finishes writing a book.
An Ashleigh Young poem is a world: hospitable, strange, a little off kilter. The poems in How I Get Ready bristle with ... read more

How I Get Ready

Category:

 Poetry

Reading Level:near fine

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

Brian Turner: Selected Poems

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 Poetry

Reading Level:near fine

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

Live Oak, with Moss

Category:

 Poetry

Reading Level:very good

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

The Long Take