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All of Us
All of Us
Title: All of Us
Author: JANSEN ADRIENNE & GALLEGOS CARINA
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Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9780473451684
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Allen Curnow Collected Poems
Allen Curnow Collected Poems
Title: Allen Curnow Collected Poems
Author: CAFFIN ELIZABETH
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 30/09/2017
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Imprint: Auckland University Press
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 9781869408510
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Armistice A Laureates Choice of Poems of War & Peace
Armistice A Laureates Choice of Poems of War & Peace
The Armistice of 1918 brought ceasefire to the war on the Western Front, but 'the Great War' would not as hoped be 'the war to end all wars'. In this affecting selection, the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, guides us deep into the act and root of 'armistice': its stoppage or 'stand' of arms, its search for truce and ceasefire.

In 100 poems, our most cherished poets of the Great War speak alongside those from other conflicts and cultures, so that we hear some of the lesser-heard voices of war, including wives, families, those left behind.

These poems of war and peace memorialise the horror and the tragedy of conflict. At the same time, in armistice, they become a record of renewal and a testimony to hope.

Title: Armistice A Laureates Choice of Poems of War & Peace
Author: DUFFY CAROL ANN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 18/10/2018
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Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571347070
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Art of Anne
Art of Anne
Title: Art of Anne
Author: WESTERSKOV ANNE
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Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9780473455071
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AUP New Poets 04
AUP New Poets 04
Title: AUP New Poets 04
Author: JONES HARRY TSE CHRIS
Year: 1103
Format: Paperback
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Publication date: 18/03/2011
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Imprint: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 9781869404741
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Best Loved Poems
Best Loved Poems
Title: Best Loved Poems
Author: PHILIP NEIL (ED)
Edition: 01
Year: 0302
Format: Trade Paperback
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Imprint: Time Warner
ISBN: 9780316724388
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Big Weather Poems of Wellington
Big Weather Poems of Wellington
Capturing the vivacity and diversity of the capital, this poetic portrait is a celebration of Wellington and the creative life it inspires.

Beginning with the inner city and harbour, the 100 poems move into the suburbs and parks, before heading to outer areas - and into the twenty-first century. Major New Zealand poets, visitors from offshore and stimulating newer voices have all been moved to put pen to paper to record their responses to the steep streets, myriad people and political energy, to the food and cable car, the cenotaphs and wharves and, of course, the big weather.

First published in 2000 and expanded in 2009, this perennial favourite is being reprinted due to popular demand.

Title: Big Weather Poems of Wellington
Author: OBRIEN GREGORY
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 28/05/2018
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Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
ISBN: 9780143772521
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Blood Ties New & Selected Poems: 1963 to 2016
Blood Ties New & Selected Poems: 1963 to 2016
Woven from the sharp and tensile strands of memory, many of the poems in this collection return to the primal pains of neglect and damage in childhood. Emotional memory is anchored in the specific detail of an era - the selection is laced with dreams of flight and memories of West Coast town rituals, places and people - and fans out to draw on local and international history, exploring with wit, anger, imagination and grief the ways in which Aotearoa still carries the wounds of colonization and class. Confronting the ghosts of bereavement and loss, in this gripping and powerful collection Holman leads us from remembrance and elegy, in all their guises, to a kind of 'spring of the soul'. Poetry and song have their own healing gifts: here, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman calls on their potency to set the mind free.

Title: Blood Ties New & Selected Poems: 1963 to 2016
Author: HOLMAN JEFFREY PAPAROA
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Publication date: 20/02/2017
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Imprint: Canterbury University
Publisher: Canterbury University Press
ISBN: 9781927145883
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Cat in the Treble Clef
Cat in the Treble Clef
A beautiful collection of poems from bestselling author Louis de Berniores.

From the very start of his writing career Louis de Berniores has loved poetry. Here the author of the much-loved Captain Corelli's Mandolin returns to this first love with his third collection.

The Cat in the Treble Clef focuses on family and the connections we make, and break, with other people. There are moving poems to and about his family- his great grandmother, his mother and father and his children. There are poems about places near and far, about the passing of time, music and about love in its various forms. In this collection, de Berniores shares his passion with his readers, in a beautifully illustrated gift edition.

Title: Cat in the Treble Clef
Author: DE BERNIERES LOUIS
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/11/2018
Price: $35.00
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Imprint: Harvill Press
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781787300187
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Cloudboy
Cloudboy
Cloudboy is a deep-mulling, richly sensitive account of a mother's adjustments to the needs of an autistic child. This prize-winning suite of poems grows out of extremes of love and frustration, as the poet introduces a bright, unpredictable, markedly individual boy to the rigid, often airless routines of the school system. Any empathetic parent knows the fears and anxieties of sending a young child into the world of other children, their casual cruelties and dreamy naivety. Each concern is exponentially increased when a child's educational and emotional needs set them apart. Cloudboy writes his own version of Genesis; he invents a new language; he sketches intricate maps; he reads Aristotle and develops an obsession with Dr Who; he interrupts; he sways; his 'fists come clenched and swinging'. To onlookers, Cloudboy seems troubled, trouble. Cirrus, cumulus, arcus, stratus: cloud forms speak to Harvey of the phases of the mother-child bond; the mood-swings and leaps of her child's mind; the mutability of personality; the attraction and evaporation of human kindness; presence and absence; reverie and forgetfulness; the intensity and yet bittersweet transience of early childhood.
With a limber, gorgeously metamorphic sense of sculptural and sonic aspects of poetic form, this book is a tender and detailed atlas of a child's imaginative potential. Yet one of the most remarkable gifts it reveals for us readers is Cloudmother's own finely calibrated perceptions.

Title: Cloudboy
Author: HARVEY SIOBHAN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/04/2014
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Imprint: Otago Press
Publisher: Otago University Press
ISBN: 9781877578809
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Coming to it Selected poems
Coming to it Selected poems
Sam Hunt is New Zealand's best-known and, arguably, best-loved poet. Coming to it: Selected poems is the latest collection of Hunt's poems to be published. It is intended to replace both Doubtless: New and selected and Knucklebones: Poems 1962-2012 (both out of print) to ensure that a substantial selection of his poems remain available to the general reader. In Coming to it, a broad selection of Hunt's older poems sit ahead of his more recent work from Chords (2011), Salt River Songs (2016) as well as 19 brand new, previously unpublished poems written in 2018. As always, Hunt's unflinchingly honest, elegiac and moving poems roam around familiar themes of family, friends and lovers; landscapes and the play of the weather; and the challenges of ageing and mortality. Sam Hunt has had a remarkable and enduring career, and Coming to it is a fitting tribute to the quality of his poems.

Title: Coming to it Selected poems
Author: HUNT SAM
Year: 2018
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 20/08/2018
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Imprint: Potton & Burton
Publisher: Potton & Burton
ISBN: 9780947503802
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Conch Trumpet
Conch Trumpet
The Conch Shell calls to the scattered tribes of contemporary New Zealand. It sounds the signal to listen close, critically and 'in alert reverie'. David Eggleton's reach of references, the marriage of high and low, the grasp of popular and classical allusion, his eye both for cultural trash and epiphanic beauty, make it seem as if here Shakespeare shakes down in the Pacific. There are dazzling compressions of history; astonishing paens to harbours, mountains, lakes and rivers; wrenchingly dark, satirical critiques of contemporary politics, of solipsism, narcissism, the apolitical, the corporate, with a teeming vocabulary to match. And often too a sense of the imperative, grounding reality of the phenomenal world - the thisness of things: Cloud whispers brush daylight's ear; fern question-marks form a bush encore; forlorn heat swings cobbed in webs. - from 'Nor-wester Flying' In this latest collection David Eggleton is court jester/philosopher/lyricist, and a kind of male Cassandra, roving warningly from primeval swampland to gritty cityscape to the information and disinformation cybercloud.

Title: Conch Trumpet
Author: EGGLETON DAVID
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/02/2015
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Imprint: Uni Of Otago
Publisher: Otago University Press
ISBN: 9781877578939
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