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Fugitive Presence
Fugitive Presence
Title: Fugitive Presence
Author: BLAND PETER
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 26/10/2016
Price: $20.00
RRP: $20.00
Imprint: Steele Roberts & Assoc
Publisher: Steele Roberts Aotearoa Ltd
ISBN: 9780947493288
Available stock: 1
Price: $20.00
Glass Rooster
Glass Rooster
The poems in The Glass Rooster explore the spaces inhabited by humans and other creatures - not just natural ecosystems like deserts or the alpine zone, but cities and outer space. Each of the eight sections (or 'echo-systems') in the book - The Damp Places, Forest, Cityscape, The Alpine Zone, Space, Home & Garden, Underground and In the Desert - is introduced by a triolet, a French poetic form with repeated lines. Other poems are arranged in pairs, each echoing something about the other, whether desert plants, the presence of balloons or the dangers of working in a mine. The result is a tremendous, riotous exploration of an interconnected world. Our guide on this journey is a glass rooster - observer of stars and lover of hens - who first popped up in Janis Freegard's poetry years ago and wanders unchecked through the book. These are searching, remarkable poems - about art, about places, about unusual expeditions, and about love.

Title: Glass Rooster
Author: FREEGARD JANIS
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 18/05/2015
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Auckland University Press
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 9781869408336
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00
Goblin Market 2016 Short Film Ed
Goblin Market 2016 Short Film Ed
Title: Goblin Market 2016 Short Film Ed
Author: ROSSETTI CHRISTINA G
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Price: $20.00
RRP: $20.00
Imprint: Makaro Press
Publisher: Makaro Press
ISBN: 9780994123763
Available stock: 1
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Halcyon Ghosts
Halcyon Ghosts
Halcyon Ghosts presents thirteen poems, thirteen shapes of knowing - from the cinematic reel 'The Kid', splicing stills of the poet's grandmother and Charlie Chaplin, to the re-verse soundings of 'Six Reels of Joy', celebrating the birth of the poet's daughter. The title poem displays a ghostly counterpoint of birds and words in flight; strikethrough poems are threaded through with runes of fact and fiction. Language, Sampson demonstrates, is as particular and transitory as the patterning of the natural world. Poems layer, link and break apart, sampling and echoing other texts - whether the everlasting cataracts of Keats and Dylan Thomas or reportage gleaned from territorial newspapers of the Old West. Halcyon Ghosts is a profoundly philosophical and personal collection, an assemblage of unearthed vestiges, a quintessence - where names displaced by light, are dark but not lost...Ever-changing, language spills its story.

Title: Halcyon Ghosts
Author: SAMPSON SAM
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 16/06/2014
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Auckland University Press
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 9781869408169
Available stock: 1
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Happy Garden
Happy Garden
Title: Happy Garden
Author: BLAND PETER
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 17/05/2018
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Steele Roberts & Assoc
Publisher: Steele Roberts Aotearoa Ltd
ISBN: 9780947493608
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00
Hera Lindsay Bird
Hera Lindsay Bird
Bird turns her prescient eye on love and loss, and what emerges is like a helicopter in fog...or a bejewelled Christmas sleigh, gliding triumphantly through the contemporary aesthetic desert...this is at once an intelligent and compelling fantasy of tenderness...heartbreaking and charged with trees...without once sacrificing the forest...Whether you are masturbating luxuriously in your parent's sleepout...or pushing a pork roast home in a vintage pram...this is the book for you...heroically and compulsively stupid...whipping you once again into medieval sunlight. But you know, do whatever you like lol

Title: Hera Lindsay Bird
Author: BIRD HERA LINDSAY
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 14/07/2016
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9781776560714
Available stock: 1
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Hes So Masc
Hes So Masc
Title: Hes So Masc
Author: TSE CHRIS
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 9781869408879
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Homeless
Homeless
"Stand your ground/grip your prayer - these are gripping poems, poems with a social conscience, standing their ground." -Anna Jackson

"John Howell takes us into a world where accustomed notions of `home' have been defaced, distorted and obliterated. It's a familiar but uncomfortable place to be. In an era defined by the refugee crisis and,
in our own cities, escalating homelessness, Howell's poems are not only a call to attention, they are, fundamentally, a declaration of fellow-feeling and aroha." -Gregory O'Brien

Title: Homeless
Author: HOWELL JOHN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 09/10/2017
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Makaro Press
Publisher: Makaro Press
ISBN: 9780473407315
Available stock: 2
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How I Get Ready
How I Get Ready
In her new poetry collection How I Get Ready, Ashleigh Young fails to learn to drive, vanishes from the fossil record, and finally finishes writing a book.

Title: How I Get Ready
Author: YOUNG ASHLEIGH
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 09/05/2019
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9781776562367
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00
Hunting of the Snark
Hunting of the Snark
They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care;
They pursued it with forks and hope;
They threatened its life with a railway-share;
They charmed it with smiles and soap.

First published by Macmillan in 1876, Lewis Carroll's magnificent nonsense poem, The Hunting of the Snark, features an unlikely cast of characters drawn from the Jabberwocky in Through the Looking Glass.

This irresistible paperback edition features an introduction from and artwork by Chris Riddell. The wonderful characters are vividly brought to life with both Chris's black and white illustrations and his colour artwork, making it a perfect gift for any poetry lover.

Title: Hunting of the Snark
Author: CARROLL LEWIS
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 25/06/2019
Price: $20.00
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Imprint: Macmillan
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529006957
Available stock: 2
Price: $20.00
I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree
I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree
I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, named after the first line of Judith Nicholls' poem 'Windsong', is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems - one for every day of the year, including leap years. Filled with familiar favourites and new discoveries, written by a wide variety of poets, including John Agard, William Blake, Emily Bronte, Charles Causley, Walter de la Mare, Emily Dickinson, Carol Ann Duffy, Eleanor Farjeon, Robert Frost, Thomas Hardy, Roger McGough, Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare, John Updike, William Wordsworth and many more, this is the perfect book for children (and grown-ups!) to share at the beginning or the end of the day, or just to dip into.

Title: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 29/08/2018
Price: $55.00
RRP: $55.00
Imprint: Nosy Crow
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
ISBN: 9780857637703
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $55.00
If They Come For Us
If They Come For Us
'Fatimah Asghar's debut collection brought me to tears many times over. It is urgent, compelling and filled with fragments of history that have changed the face of the world. Its exploration of queerness, grief, Muslim identity, partition and being a woman of colour in a white supremacist world make this the most essential collection of poems you'll read this year' Nikesh Shukla, editor of THE GOOD IMMIGRANT, author of THE ONE WHO WROTE DESTINY





Poet and co-creator of the Emmy-nominated web series BROWN GIRLS captures her experience as a Pakistani Muslim woman in contemporary America, while exploring identity, violence, and healing.



an aunt teaches me how to tell

an edible flower

from a poisonous one.

just in case, I hear her say, just in case.



Orphaned as a child, Fatimah Asghar grapples with coming of age and navigating questions of sexuality and race without the guidance of a mother or father. These poems at once bear anguish, joy, vulnerability, and compassion, while also exploring the many facets of violence: how it persists within us, how it is inherited across generations, and how it manifests itself in our relationships. In experimental forms and language both lyrical and raw, Asghar seamlessly braids together marginalized people's histories with her own understanding of identity, place, and belonging.



'A debut poetry collection showcasing both a fierce and tender new voice' Booklist

Title: If They Come For Us
Author: ASGHAR FATIMAH
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 21/02/2019
Price: $28.00
RRP: $28.00
Imprint: Little Brown & Co
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781472154620
Available stock: 2
Price: $28.00