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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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'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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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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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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Featuring poems scattered over nearly thirty years of writing and salvaged from the diaries 'authored' by one Sue Townsend, this slim volume features more than thirty pieces of Adrian's unique art. From his timeless fir... read more

Adrian Mole: the Collected Poems
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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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The most cherished of poets, Philip Larkin is a writer with an unrivalled ability to touch readers with his evocations of English life. The Whitsun Weddings, his first volume with Faber and Faber, was published in 1964. This Fab... read more

The Whitsun Weddings
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Over a period of fifteen years Clive James learned French by almost no other method than reading A la recherche du temps perdu. Then he spent half a century trying to get up to speed with Proust's great novel i... read more

Gate of Lilacs: A Verse Commentary on Proust
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