In her 'Sorted Book' series of photographs, conceptual artist Nina Katchadourian selects and stacks groupings of two, three, four, or five books so that the titles on their spines can be read as sentences forming whimsical, witty and poignant poems and narratives from the text found there. At once illuminating and thought-pro... read more
VINCENT O’SULLIVAN is one of New Zealand’s leading writers, author of the biography of John Mulgan, Long Journey to the Border, the novels Let the River Stand and Believers to the Bright Coast, and many plays and collections of short stories and poems. He is joint editor of the five-volume Letters of Katherine Man... read more
Includes 14 poems by well known New Zealand poets.
Includes Allen Curnow, sam Hunt, Vincent O'Sullivan, Bill Manhire, Fiona Farrell, Charles Brasch, Jo Randerson, ARD Fairburn and Kateherine Mansfield.
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In his new collection, Harry Ricketts finds room for three songs written in Hong Kong in 1975, and a 1979 poem about a War poet. Other poems remember departed friends and early experiences, and celebrate the abiding pleasure of reading, writing and cricket. Formally adroit, Just Then is by turns tender, funny and often surprising.
Finalist in the Poetry category. In 2007 Bernadette Hall spent six months in Ireland, not far from Blarney, on the Rathcoola Fellowship. The poems in this collection arise from that experience. With light-heartedness and daring, they track between dualities: the North and the South in Ireland; the rain-washed skies of Donoug... read more
|Author:||Albert Wendt, Reina Whaitiri & Robert Sullivan|
Finalist in the 2011 New Zealand Post Book Awards - Poetry category
First published in 2003, the award-winning Whetu Moana was the first anthology of contemporary Polynesian poetry in English edited by Polynesians and was lauded by reviewers and widely read around the world. Mauri Ola: Contemporary Polynesian Poetry in English is the follow-up volume to Whetu Moana - Whetu Moana Lua II - and ... read more
Shakespeare's Sonnets are universally loved and much-quoted throughout the world, while debates still rage as to the identity of the Dark Lady and how autobiographical the sonnets really are. First published in 1997 to much critical acclaim, the Sonnets has been a consistent best-seller in the Arden Shakespeare series. Kather... read more
This collection of 81 haiku exemplifies Owen's insight and skill in taking everyday moments and events, and somehow, in simple language, making them something much more - images that continue to resonate in our hearts and minds long after the page is shut. With him, we move from the delicately sensate, tiredI crouch in the gr... read more
In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to the most important poets in our lit... read more
This is a new and essential selection from the range and bulk of Robert Graves' poetry, edited by Ulster poet Michael Longley. This edition will restore Graves to view as a major twentieth century poet, and demonstrate his manifold achievement as war poet, as love poet, and as - in the round - a secular visionary whose poems ... read more
BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please is the longest-running broadcast of verse anywhere in the world. First aired in 1979, the programme, a request show which broadcasts to two million listeners a week, has become a unique record of the country's best-loved poems over the decades since its inception. The BBC has looked back through it... read more
Shortlisted for Forward Poetry Prize for Best Collection 2010.
Seamus Heaney's new collection elicits continuities and solidarities, between husband and wife, child and parent, then and now, inside an intently remembered present - the stepping stones of the day, the weight and heft of what is passed from hand to hand, lifted and lowered. "Human Chain" also broaches larger questions of tr... read more
This edition replaces Ezra Pound's "Selected Poems 1908-1969", and offers a revaluation of the poetry by conjoining early and late works within a new overview. Emphasis has also been laid on the interpenetration of original composition and translation within Pound's career, and the edition includes the complete "omage to Sext... read more
This landmark new collection brings together the best of the poetry of Vladimir Nabokov, one of the twentieth century's greatest writers and author of "Lolita" and "Pale Fire". It includes an extensive number of poems that have never appeared in English before, newly translated from the Russian by his son Dmitri Nabokov. Thes... read more
Welcome to the world of Edward Lear! Wonderfully reissued in 2012 to celebrate the bicentenary of Edward Lear, this exquisitely-illustrated hardback is a classic in the making. John Vernon's Lord's stunning illustrations completely capture the spirit and satirical wit of Lear's work, conveying a lifelong enthusiasm for Lear's... read more
A collection of poems written and translated by the distinguished poet, novelist, playwright and broadcaster, James Kirkup. An impression of the strength of the survivors of the atrocities at Hiroshima, and the courage of campaigners against nuclear weapons, underpins the powerful imagery of the poems.