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101 Poems for Children
101 Poems for Children
101 Poems for Children: A Laureate's Choice is a stunning collection of classic and modern verse chosen by the 2009-2019 Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy. Full of gorgeous black and white artwork from the multi-award-winning illustrator Emily Gravett, this book is a delight for children of all ages and is a pleasure to read aloud for everyone in the family to enjoy.

This fantastic collection is the perfect introduction to poetry for children, featuring a range of poems both new and familiar and packed with delights to return to again and again. Classic poems such as 'The Owl and the Pussycat' by Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll's 'Jabberwocky' feature alongside contemporary verse, such as Edwin Morgan's 'The Loch Ness Monster's Song' and 'Balloons' by Sylvia Plath.

With a gorgeous cloth-bound cover, this beautiful hardback edition is published to celebrate the end of Duffy's Laureateship and is the perfect gift for any young poetry lover, or any child yet to discover its delights.

Title: 101 Poems for Children
Author: DUFFY CAROL ANN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 18/04/2019
Price: $23.00
RRP: $23.00
Imprint: Macmillan
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529021165
Available stock: 1
Price: $23.00
All of Us
All of Us
Title: All of Us
Author: JANSEN ADRIENNE & GALLEGOS CARINA
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Price: $22.00
RRP: $22.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9780473451684
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $22.00
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
Price: $59.98
RRP: $59.98
Imprint: Auckland University Press
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 9781869408510
Available stock: 1
Price: $59.98
Are Friends Electric
Are Friends Electric
Are Friends Electric? is an audacious new work by the author of the prizewinning collection Graft. Helen Heath delves into liminal spaces, finding points of connection and revealing a complex and layered understanding of our place in the world and what we could become. These new poems offer a vivid and unsettling vision of a past, present and possible future mediated through technology.
WINNER Poetry

Title: Are Friends Electric
Author: HEATH HELEN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 14/06/2018
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9781776561902
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00
Art of Anne
Art of Anne
Title: Art of Anne
Author: WESTERSKOV ANNE
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Price: $17.00
RRP: $17.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9780473455071
Available stock: 5
Price: $17.00
Aspiring Daybook The Diary of Elsie Winslow
Aspiring Daybook The Diary of Elsie Winslow
In Aspiring Daybook, poet Annabel Wilson tells of a year in the life Elsie Winslow, who has just returned from Europe to Wanaka to take care of her terminally ill brother and finds herself thinking about love in ways she didn't expect.

Like the mountains that surround her and the lake that greets her every morning with a different face, Elsie's story is a fractured, sedimentary and reflective thing, exploring the hidden darkness inside the beauty that is everywhere.

Elsie's story is told in the form of a fictionalised diary packed with poems, snapshots, conversations and letters. The result is an immersive, genre-bending book that shines with a particular light only found in the deep South.

Title: Aspiring Daybook The Diary of Elsie Winslow
Author: WILSON ANNABEL
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 11/05/2018
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Submarine
Publisher: Makaro Press
ISBN: 9780995109230
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00
AUP New Poets 04
AUP New Poets 04
Title: AUP New Poets 04
Author: JONES HARRY TSE CHRIS
Year: 1103
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 18/03/2011
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 9781869404741
Available stock: 2
Price: $25.00
AUP New Poets 05
AUP New Poets 05
Launched in 1999, AUP New Poets first introduced readers to Anna Jackson, Sonja Yelich, Janis Freegard, Chris Tse and many more significant New Zealand voices. Relaunching this year under the editorship of Anna Jackson and with a bold new look, AUP New Poets 5 includes substantial selections from the poetry of Carolyn DeCarlo, Sophie van Waardenberg and Rebecca Hawkes.

In poems about limpets and mangroves, beauty and hunger, `love, actually' and earthquake preparedness, the poets' work stands out for its fierce intelligence, formal command and dazzling vivacity. AUP New Poets 5 is the perfect introduction to the lively diversity of New Zealand poetry today.

Title: AUP New Poets 05
Series: AUP New Poets
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 15/08/2019
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Auckland University Press
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 9781869409036
Available stock: 2
Price: $30.00
Because a Womans Heart is Like a Needle at the Bottom of the Ocean
Because a Womans Heart is Like a Needle at the Bottom of the Ocean
Through fun and gore, love and monsters, Sugar Magnolia Wilson's riveting first collection takes readers inside a world where past and present, fiction and fact, author and subject collide. Playful and yet not so sunny, these poems invite you in with extravagant and surprising imagery, only to reveal the uneasy, Frankenstein world within. `Sugar Magnolia Wilson's work punches holes into a parallel universe which explains ourselves back to us. Because a Woman's Heart is Like a Needle at the Bottom of the Ocean uncovers deep secrets within the reader through Wilson's intelligence, craft and close observation of being. It's an exceptional and uplifting collection which is a joy to read.' - Pip Adam `These poems are clever, intriguing, resistant, arresting, strange, funny and pleasingly unusual. Humorously self-conscious and with a wonderful facility with imagery, the overwhelming evidence in this collection is that Wilson is a significant new writer with a distinctive voice of her own.' - Mark Williams

Title: Because a Womans Heart is Like a Needle at the Bottom of the Ocean
Author: WILSON SUGAR MAGNOLIA
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 14/03/2019
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Auckland University Press
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 9781869408909
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00
Bees
Bees
'Swooningly glorious' The Times

'Indisputably her best volume' Sunday Times

The Bees is Carol Ann Duffy's first collection of poems as Poet Laureate. In it she uses her full poetic range: there are drinking songs, love poems, poems of political anger; there are elegies, too, for beloved friends, and - most movingly - the poet's own mother.

Woven and weaving through the book is its presiding spirit: the bee. Sometimes the bee is Duffy's subject, sometimes it strays into the poem, or hovers at its edge. In the end, Duffy's point is clear: the bee symbolizes what we have left of grace in the world, and what is most precious and necessary for us to protect. The Bees, at once intimate and public, is a work of great power from one of our most cherished poets.

Title: Bees
Author: DUFFY CAROL ANN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 21/09/2017
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Picador
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509852925
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $25.00
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
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
ISBN: 9780143772521
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $30.00
Black & the White
Black & the White
Title: Black & the White
Author: COCHRANE GEOFF
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 14/03/2019
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9781776562152
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00