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 How can language contain the world that spillsFrom its torn rinds, how can my ode holdOn to language that ejects itself like birdsongFrom pine trees still shady with dawn ...'To Mount Victoria', The Commonplace OdesIan Wedde ha... read more

Selected Poems
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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 i... read more

How to be Dead in a Year of Snakes
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Series:Wordsworth Poetry Library

Thomas Hardy started composing poetry in the heyday of Tennyson and Browning. He was still writing with unimpaired power sixty years later, when Eliot and Yeats were the leading names in the field. His extraordinary stami... read more

Collected Poems of Thomas Hardy
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Arguably the greatest of all the English Romantic poets, John Keats left behind him an astonishingly large body of work almost as remarkable for its maturity as for its beauty. Whether in longer narrative works ... read more

Keats : Ode to a Nightingale and other poems
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'If-' is, by British readers' choice, the most popular poem in the language. This pocket-sized selection of Rudyard Kipling's verse contains not only this classic, but many of his greatest poems, in testimony to a writer who p... read more

Kipling : and other Poems
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Now in paperback, a wonderful anthology of wedding poems, filled with surprising, curious, unorthodox and charming poems about love and the public commitment to love. For the many thousands of readers who each year go thro... read more

Penguin's Poems for Weddings
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Clive James's reputation as a poet has become impossible to ignore. His recent poems looking back over his extraordinarily rich life with a clear-eyed and unflinching honesty, such as 'Japanese Maple' (first publi... read more

Clive James Collected Poems: 1958 - 2015
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Curated by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke, the National Poet of Wales, this new anthology gathers from centuries of essential poems. The editors have drawn on the rich languages of these islands, starting with t... read more

The Map and the Clock
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The startling originality of Emily Dickinson's style condemned her poetry to obscurity during her lifetime, but her bold experiments in prosody, her tragic vision, and the range of her intellectual and emotional explorations have sin... read more

Complete Poems
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William Wordsworth is chiefly remembered as one of the 'Lake Poets'. Yet he was also one of the founders of English Romanticism, a writer whose early revolutionary fervor imbued his verse and his ideals. Much of Wo... read more

Wordsworth : Daffodils' and Other Poems
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Awards:Long-listed for Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - Poetry 2017.

Love. Work. Death. Complaints. It's the human condition. Whether you wrestle with it, bear it aloft, taste a little schmeck of it on your tongue or pass it along to some other unfortunate, you can't hope to fathom where y... read more

Back with the Human Condition
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A poem is a vote. It chooses freedom of imagination, freedom of critical thought, freedom of speech. A collection of political poems in its very essence argues for the power of the democratic voice. Here New Zeal... read more

Manifesto Aotearoa: 101 Political Poems
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