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Small Holes in the Silence New Ed
Small Holes in the Silence New Ed
The collected poems of New Zealand's best-loved poet in a handsome volume. "A poem is a ripple of words on water wind-huffed ..." This volume showcases the finest examples of Hone's poetry, from his early triumph in No Ordinary Sun (one of the most reprinted collections in New Zealand) right up to his final works published when he was in his 80s. Also included are a handful of previously unpublished poems as well as a number translated into Maori by Pat Hohepa, Selwyn Muru and Waihoroi Shortland. 'Tuwhare ...immortalises the people he meets, knows and loves, their comings and goings and passings; he records the small happenings of his days and the large occasions of his time; he describes the land and its creatures and seasons; he observes the effects of the years and puts into words his feelings- about love and loss, faith, spirituality, justice and injustice. He is a storyteller who draws from wherever he is and whoever he is with, absorbing and reflecting texture, colour, nuance, shades of light and dark. Like Maui, he enjoys a good joke, and the joy and comedy of life are ever present.' - Janet Hunt, Tuwhare- a biography 'The last Maori Modernist ...he bestrides two worlds- his work bends and shapes the English language with impressive virtuosity, while at the same time being rich in the lexicon of Maoritanga .
..Tuwhare is a dancing heavyweight, able to deliver a verbal knockout with a flourish.' - David Eggleton, New Zealand Listener

Title: Small Holes in the Silence New Ed
Author: TUWHARE HONE
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 29/08/2016
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
ISBN: 9780143770237
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $40.00
Solid Air: Australian and New Zealand Spoken Word
Solid Air: Australian and New Zealand Spoken Word
Over the past decade, Spoken Word has established itself as a central part of contemporary Australian & New Zealand poetry. For the first-time ever, these voices are transported from the stage to the page, captured in print so that the spoken-word experience can be shared with a new and broader audience.

Solid Air showcases the work of more than 100 performance poets - combining elements of slam, hip-hop and experimental performance poetry - to deliver an unforgettable reading experience that is both literary and loud. Poems capture themes of modern culture, identity and resistance.

Contributors include- Ali Cobby Eckermann, Hera Lindsay Bird, Claire G. Taika Waititi, Courtney Barnett, Michelle Law, Hannah Gadsby, Luka Lesson and many, many more.

Title: Solid Air: Australian and New Zealand Spoken Word
Author: STAVANGER, DAVID
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 06/08/2019
Price: $37.00
RRP: $37.00
Imprint: University of Qld Press
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
ISBN: 9780702262593
Available stock: 2
Price: $37.00
Somewhere Becoming Rain Collected Writings on Philip Larkin
Somewhere Becoming Rain Collected Writings on Philip Larkin
Clive James is a life-long admirer of the work of Philip Larkin. Somewhere Becoming Rain gathers all of James's writing on this towering literary figure of the twentieth century, together with extra material now published for the first time.

The greatness of Larkin's poetry continues to be obscured by the opprobrium attaching to his personal life and his private opinions. James writes about Larkin's poems, his novels, his jazz and literary criticism; he also considers the two major biographies, Larkin's letters and even his portrayal on stage in order to chart the extreme and, he argues, largely misguided equivocations about Larkin's reputation in the years since his death.

Through this joyous and perceptive book, Larkin's genius is delineated and celebrated. James argues that Larkin's poems, adored by discriminating readers for over half a century, could only have been the product of his reticent, diffident, flawed, and all-too-human personality.

Erudite and entertaining in equal measure, Somewhere Becoming Rain is a love letter from one of the world's best living writers to one of its most cherished poets.

Title: Somewhere Becoming Rain Collected Writings on Philip Larkin
Author: JAMES CLIVE
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 03/10/2019
Price: $28.00
RRP: $28.00
Imprint: Picador
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529028829
Available stock: 4
Price: $28.00
Soul of Rumi
Soul of Rumi
Title: Soul of Rumi
Author: BARKS COLEMAN
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 12/02/2003
Price: $46.00
RRP: $46.00
Imprint: Harper One
ISBN: 9780060604523
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Price: $46.00
Sun & Her Flowers
Sun & Her Flowers
From Rupi Kaur, the top ten Sunday Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. Illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming. It is a celebration of love in all its forms. this is the recipe of life said my mother as she held me in her arms as i wept think of those flowers you plantin the garden each year they will teach youthat people toomust wiltfallrootrisein order to bloom Praise for Sunday Times bestseller milk and honey: `Kaur is at the forefront of a poetry renaissance' Observer `Kaur made her name with poems about love, life and grief. They resonate hugely' Sunday Times `Poems tackling feminism, love, trauma and healing in short lines as smooth as pop music' New York Times `Caught the imagination of a large, atypical poetry audience...Kaur knows the good her poetry does: it saves lives' Evening Standard `Breathing new life into poetry...It has people reading, and listening' The Pool

Title: Sun & Her Flowers
Author: KAUR RUPI
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 03/10/2017
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471165825
Available stock: 1
Price: $30.00
Sylvia Plath Poems Chosen by Carol Ann Duffy
Sylvia Plath Poems Chosen by Carol Ann Duffy
Sylvia Plath was one of the defining voices of the twentieth-century, and one of the most appealing: few other poets have introduced as many new readers to poetry. The poems in this fresh and inviting edition were chosen by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

'In my selection, which is roughly chronological to shadow her progress, I have tried to walk through the landscape of Sylvia Plath's poetry as though for the first time, fifty years older than I was when she died. In doing so I have experienced afresh the almost physical excitement I felt when I first read this bold, brilliant, brave poet who changed the world of poetry for us all.' - Carol Ann Duffy

Title: Sylvia Plath Poems Chosen by Carol Ann Duffy
Author: PLATH SYLVIA
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/03/2019
Price: $28.00
RRP: $28.00
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571348510
Available stock: 1
Price: $28.00
Tail of the Taniwha
Tail of the Taniwha
Tail of the Taniwha is a collection of short stories by writer, poet and playwright Courtney Sina Meredith that builds on the themes and ideas of her signature publications, Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick and the award-winning play, Rushing Dolls. Tail of the Taniwha push at the boundaries of written storytelling through their use of unusual graphic arrangements and typographic techniques as a narrative device. The end result is an idiosyncratic collection of stories that come alive in the way they interact with the page. Tail of the Taniwha advances, with an underlying Pacific politique, an ongoing discussion of the contemporary urban experience and what it means to be culturally sensitive in contrast of the general understandings of mainstream society.

Title: Tail of the Taniwha
Author: MEREDITH COURTNEY SINA
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 18/07/2016
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Beatnik
Publisher: Beatnik Publishing
ISBN: 9780992264895
Available stock: 5
Price: $30.00
That Derrida Whom I Derided Died Poems 2013 to 2017
That Derrida Whom I Derided Died Poems 2013 to 2017
In his eighty-sixth year, C. K. Stead's new collection leads us deep inside the life of the poet. He looks back at his younger self, remembering old loves and cringing at his `lugubrious rhyming'. He writes most often of those who have gone (Jacques Derrida and Allen Curnow, Peter Porter and Sarah Broom, Colin McCahon and Maurice Shadbolt, Lauris Edmond and Ted Hughes) but also of those still with us (Kevin Ireland and Fleur Adcock, Alan Roddick and Bill Manhire, Michael Frayn and Paula Rego, his family, himself caught naked in the mirror - and dancing). He takes us with him on the poetical life: from Dogshit Park in Budapest to a Zagreb bookshop to the Christchurch Word Festival. The collection includes a series of poems written while the author was poet laureate, including a sequence on World War I in which `the Ministry' requests poems from our reluctant and sometimes defiant laureate, who responds in the salty voice of Catullus that he has made his own so often before.

Title: That Derrida Whom I Derided Died Poems 2013 to 2017
Author: STEAD C K
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 13/09/2018
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Auckland University Press
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 9781869408893
Available stock: 2
Price: $30.00
Theres No Place Like the Internet in Springtime
Theres No Place Like the Internet in Springtime
Wait, am I thinking of the Internet?
Oh, maybe not, but what I'm thinking of
is desperate and very, very like it.

Layering comedy over insight over rue and pathos over comedy, mixing its flexible couplets with beautifully spiky free verse, Erik Kennedy's first collection should climb up all the right charts: his phrases can go anywhere, then come back, and he has figured out how to sound both trustworthy and nonplussed, both giddy and humble, in the same breath. Sometimes he impersonates spiny lobsters; sometimes he's a socialist chambered nautilus. Sometimes he's our best guide to the globe-trotting ridiculous. And sometimes (start with `Mailing in a Form Because There's No Online Form') he's the `un-flick-off-able', so-wrong-he's-just-right guide to the way we live now.
-Steph Burt

Erik Kennedy, steeped in his craft, knows his poetic ropes and that is why his book is a constant delight.
-James Norcliffe

Title: Theres No Place Like the Internet in Springtime
Author: KENNEDY ERIK
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 23/08/2018
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9781776561957
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00
This Paper Boat
This Paper Boat
A rich and fractured first book in which two authors, their families and their many ghosts navigate oceans, forests, gardens, dreams and houses in New Zealand, Singapore and China.~~'This Paper Boat-- follows the author as he traces his own history through the lives and written fragments of Iris Wilkinson (aka Robin Hyde), his parents, and their parents, while examining the public and private rituals of institutions ranging from the military to the medical, and of communities, families and individuals. Stumbling again and again across irreparable fractures in identity and material, time and space, the author discovers a world driven by its incompleteness and constructability towards hope and forgiveness. In these poems, rich in understatedly beautiful imagery, two authors, their families and their many ghosts navigate oceans, forests, gardens and houses in New Zealand, Singapore, China, and in dreams.

Title: This Paper Boat
Author: KAN GREGORY
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 22/02/2016
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Auckland University Press
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 9781869408459
Available stock: 2
Price: $25.00
To the Occupant
To the Occupant
To the Occupant takes the everyday and transforms it into something fine and precious and enduring. With an unsparing attention, Emma Neale creates shape-shifting poems that confound prejudices and subvert expectations. Displaying verve and confidence, her poetry is filled with musicality and dynamic language, always observant to the world and its details.
The striking imagery and emotional range of her work never veer into sentimentality. These poems engage with the full spectrum of human emotion and experience, the hauntings of history, the cold hand of social inequality, and the long contrail of intimate cruelties.
They challenge the open and latent violence of contemporary life, from refugee crises to rape, poverty and mental illness to climate change, while revealing the extraordinary in the everyday, where a child's-eye view of the world can witness the wonder of the new or the shadow of darkness.
Whimiscal typographical experiments and prose poems sit next to reimagined fables (the Big Bad Wolf repurposed as inner demon), deliciously light-handed satire, and quietly powerful insights into the contemporary political terrain.
To the Occupant is an innovative and astounding collection from one of New Zealand's leading writers of her generation.

Title: To the Occupant
Author: NEALE EMMA
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/05/2019
Price: $27.95
RRP: $27.95
Imprint: Uni Of Otago
Publisher: Otago University Press
ISBN: 9781988531687
Available stock: 1
Price: $27.95
Treasury of NZ Poems for Children
Treasury of NZ Poems for Children
Title: Treasury of NZ Poems for Children
Author: GREEN PAULA
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 27/11/2017
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Random
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
ISBN: 9780143772194
Available stock: 1
Price: $40.00