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Ian Wedde: Selected Poems
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written by Ian Wedde, 1946- (Auckland, Auckland Region: Auckland University Press, 2017, originally published 2017), 340 page(s)
With selections from 1971’s Homage to Matisse all the way through to 2013’s The Lifeguard, Ian Wedde’s Selected Poems introduces readers new and old to one of New Zealand’s most distinguished contemporary poets.How can language contain the world that spillsFrom its torn rinds, how can my ode holdOn to lang...
written by Ian Wedde, 1946- (Auckland, Auckland Region: Auckland University Press, 2017, originally published 2017), 340 page(s)
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Night Horse
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written by Elizabeth Smither, 1941- (Auckland, Auckland Region: Auckland University Press, 2017, originally published 2017), 81 page(s)
Mothers and daughters, cats and horses, books and bowls are transformed in Elizabeth Smither’s eighteenth poetry collection.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 an...
written by Elizabeth Smither, 1941- (Auckland, Auckland Region: Auckland University Press, 2017, originally published 2017), 81 page(s)
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Beside Herself
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written by Chris Price (Auckland, Auckland Region: Auckland University Press, 2016, originally published 2016), 121 page(s)
‘All of my best lines are accidents’, Chris Price writes in this book, and proceeds to prove that she has the knack of putting herself in harm’s way and the skill to build from there. Beside Herself plays with character, and with language, and with the way the one works on the other. Pronouns and personae sh...
written by Chris Price (Auckland, Auckland Region: Auckland University Press, 2016, originally published 2016), 121 page(s)
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Mister Hamilton
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written by John Dickson, 1944- (Auckland, Auckland Region: Auckland University Press, 2016, originally published 2016), 85 page(s)
Mister Hamilton, John Dickson’s first collection in eighteen years, is an appealing, questioning mix of elements. Over a base of South Island bedrock (granite, schist, greywacke), Dickson has peopled this quietly fiery collection with day-to-day working voices and narratives, sometimes comic, sometimes tragic, s...
written by John Dickson, 1944- (Auckland, Auckland Region: Auckland University Press, 2016, originally published 2016), 85 page(s)
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This Paper Boat Gregory Kan
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written by Gregory Kan, fl. 2013; in This Paper Boat (Auckland, Auckland Region, 2016, originally published 2016), 1-78
In these poems, rich in understatedly beautiful imagery, two authors, their families and their many ghosts navigate oceans, forests, gardens and houses in New Zealand, Singapore, China, and in dreams. This Paper Boat follows the author as he traces his own history through the lives and written fragments of Iris Wi...
written by Gregory Kan, fl. 2013; in This Paper Boat (Auckland, Auckland Region, 2016, originally published 2016), 1-78
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Shaggy Magpie Songs
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written by Murray Edmond, 1949- (Auckland, Auckland Region: Auckland University Press, 2015, originally published 2015), 72 page(s)
When the crazies are let outThey go by bus to see the seaIn ones and twos in hats and shawlsAnd when the time comes to departThe empty bus stands on the sandThe full pale moon looks down and grinsAnd out of sight they sing their songBehind a hill beneath a treeTheir shoes are hanging from their ears Shaggy Magpie...
written by Murray Edmond, 1949- (Auckland, Auckland Region: Auckland University Press, 2015, originally published 2015), 72 page(s)
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The Glass Rooster
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written by Janis Freegard, 1963- (Auckland, Auckland Region: Auckland University Press, 2015, originally published 2015), 96 page(s)
I am not made of concrete, no. I am not made of sand.Nor of light, nor air, nor the sound that rain makesas it splashes on the upturned leaves of my forest home. Have you seen my feathers? How the colours glint in the dappled light. Have you heard my call? Oh I am kingof all I see. Hear me, hear me. This tree, mi...
written by Janis Freegard, 1963- (Auckland, Auckland Region: Auckland University Press, 2015, originally published 2015), 96 page(s)
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Whale Years
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written by Gregory O'Brien, 1961- (Auckland, Auckland Region: Auckland University Press, 2015, originally published 2015), 100 page(s)
Two poets on a headland, mid-surveymight pause suddenly and saywill this be your whale, or mine? Between 2011 and 2014, poet and artist Gregory O’Brien found himself following the migratory routes of whales and seabirds across vast tracts of the South Pacific Ocean, resulting in work that O’Brien describes as...
written by Gregory O'Brien, 1961- (Auckland, Auckland Region: Auckland University Press, 2015, originally published 2015), 100 page(s)
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The Blue Voyage and Other Poems
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written by Anne French, 1956- (Auckland, Auckland Region: Auckland University Press, 2015, originally published 2015), 68 page(s)
The tide is making; the breeze has turnedaround the point, the lark singsin the blue air. Nothing staysthe same. Everything is a variationof the theme that goes on forever. The Blue Voyage and Other Poems is a new collection by Anne French – elegiac in tone and confident in execution. A more comic initial sectio...
written by Anne French, 1956- (Auckland, Auckland Region: Auckland University Press, 2015, originally published 2015), 68 page(s)
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IF the Poet
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directed by Kim Saltarski, fl. 1987; produced by Kim Saltarski, fl. 1987, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Amazing Ain't It Entertainment (Toronto, ON: Amazing Ain't It Entertainment, 2015), 50 mins
What happens when a middle-aged man with a career, family, mortgage, and a cat crashes the competitive world of Slam Poetry?
directed by Kim Saltarski, fl. 1987; produced by Kim Saltarski, fl. 1987, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Amazing Ain't It Entertainment (Toronto, ON: Amazing Ain't It Entertainment, 2015), 50 mins
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