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Injury Time
Injury Time
The publication of Clive James's Sentenced to Life was a major literary event. Facing the end, James looked back over his life with a clear-eyed and unflinching honesty to produce his finest work: poems of extraordinary power that spoke to our most elemental human emotions.

Injury Time finds James in a similar mood. Keen to capture and cherish moments of beauty and love; thinking about how best to live in his remaining days; and casting his mind forward to when he will be gone and how he might be remembered. A series of intimate poems reveals family as one of life's true treasures. The poet captures tender childhood memories of his mother, has his spirits lifted by the wonderful vision of his granddaughter in graceful acrobatic movement, and addresses the haunting loss of his father in World War Two. He writes beautifully of his early years in Australia, where he began and where he hopes to 'reach the end'. James also reflects on the wisdom and consolation to be found in art, music and literature, which have become even more precious to him in his later years.

The poems in this deeply moving, inspirational and wholly unsentimental book are even more accomplished than those that came before. Injury Time shows Clive James the poet in the form of his life.

Title: Injury Time
Author: JAMES CLIVE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Price: $23.00
RRP: $23.00
Imprint: Picador
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509852987
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Internet of Things
Internet of Things
Title: Internet of Things
Author: CAMP KATE
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9781776561063
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00
Jerusalem Sonnets Love Wellington Zoo
Jerusalem Sonnets Love Wellington Zoo
In his fourth collection David Beach tackles a subject inescapable for any New Zealander writing sonnets; a subject inescapable for any writer of sonnets at all; and a subject which is just inescapable.

Title: Jerusalem Sonnets Love Wellington Zoo
Author: BEACH DAVID
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/05/2015
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9781776560424
Available stock: 2
Price: $25.00
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Jonathan Livingston Seagull, the most celebrated inspirational fable of our time, tells the story of a bird determined to be more than ordinary. This bestselling modern classic, reissued with a beautiful new cover design, is a story for people who want to follow their dreams and make their own rules and has inspired people for decades. 'Most gulls don't bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight -- how to get from shore to food and back again,' writes author Richard Bach in this allegory about a unique bird named Jonathan Livingston Seagull. 'For most gulls it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight.' Flight is indeed the metaphor that makes this story soar. This bestselling modern classic is a fable about seeking a higher purpose in life, even if your flock, tribe or neighbourhood finds your ambition threatening (at one point our beloved gull is even banished from his flock). By not compromising his higher vision, Jonathan learns the meaning of love and kindness and gets the ultimate payoff -- transcendence.

Title: Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Author: BACH RICHARD
Year: 9410
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 22/08/1994
Price: $22.00
RRP: $22.00
Imprint: Element Books
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780006490340
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Just Looking
Just Looking
Title: Just Looking
Author: BLAND PETER
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 10/05/2019
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Cuba Press
Publisher: The Cuba Press
ISBN: 9780995110793
Available stock: 2
Price: $25.00
Keeping a Grip
Keeping a Grip
this is Kevin Ireland's 25th collection of poems.

No poems today

No poems today
no sign of the muse
there are pencils galore
but no words to use.

So it's brew up the teapot
munch honey on toast
no one can reproach her
she's only a ghost.

Yet I love her brief visits
the silk of her touch
though she doesn't stay long
and never says much.

She reminds me of you
not just her sly look
she guided the hand
that started this book.

Title: Keeping a Grip
Author: IRELAND KEVIN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 23/01/2019
Price: $20.00
RRP: $20.00
Imprint: Steele Roberts & Assoc
Publisher: Steele Roberts Aotearoa Ltd
ISBN: 9780947493806
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Ladybird Favourite Nursery Rhymes
Ladybird Favourite Nursery Rhymes
Ladybird Favourite Nursery Rhymes is a beautiful treasury that every young child should have on his or her bookshelf. It contains over 100 rhymes, each one beautifully illustrated. A gorgeous complete collection, this is ideal for parents to read or sing from, and to pass on the rhymes they knew themselves as a child.

Title: Ladybird Favourite Nursery Rhymes
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/11/2018
Price: $24.00
RRP: $24.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241371459
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Price: $24.00
Lay Studies
Lay Studies
In Lay Studies, Steven Toussaint conducts an impressive range of lyric inventions, pitching his poems to that precarious interval between love and rage. Beneath their formal dexterity and variety, these etudes sustain a continuous meditation on the concords and dissonances of worshipful life in an age dominated by spectacle, violence, and environmental devastation. With great skill and compassion, he depicts scenes of domestic life in his adopted home of New Zealand, a transient year of religious and artistic soul-searching in the United Kingdom, and a growing sense of dislocation from his native United States in the Trump era. These are poems of profound contemplative inwardness, conjuring and conversing with a vast tradition of literature, scholarship, and art. Lay Studies is a powerful collection and a welcome music.

Title: Lay Studies
Author: TOUSSAINT STEVEN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 11/07/2019
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9781776562404
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00
Leonard Cohen Poems
Leonard Cohen Poems
Title: Leonard Cohen Poems
Author: COHEN LEONARD
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 15/04/2011
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Everyman
ISBN: 9781841597874
Available stock: 2
Price: $30.00
Long Take
Long Take
Walker, a young Canadian recently demobilised after war and his active service in the Normandy landings and subsequent European operations. Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and unable to face a return to his family home in rural Nova Scotia, he goes in search of freedom, change, anonymity and repair. We follow Walker through a sequence of poems as he moves through post-war American cities of New York, Los Angles and San Francisco.

Title: Long Take
Author: ROBERTSON ROBIN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 13/02/2018
Price: $28.00
RRP: $28.00
Imprint: Picador
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509846887
Available stock: 1
Price: $28.00
Long Take
Long Take
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018
Shortlisted for The Goldsmiths Prize 2018
Winner of The Roehampton Poetry Prize 2018

A noir narrative written with the intensity and power of poetry, The Long Take is one of the most remarkable - and unclassifiable - books of recent years.

Walker is a D-Day veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder; he can't return home to rural Nova Scotia, and looks instead to the city for freedom, anonymity and repair. As he moves from New York to Los Angeles and San Francisco we witness a crucial period of fracture in American history, one that also allowed film noir to flourish. The Dream had gone sour but - as those dark, classic movies made clear - the country needed outsiders to study and dramatise its new anxieties.

While Walker tries to piece his life together, America is beginning to come apart: deeply paranoid, doubting its own certainties, riven by social and racial division, spiralling corruption and the collapse of the inner cities. The Long Take is about a good man, brutalised by war, haunted by violence and apparently doomed to return to it - yet resolved to find kindness again, in the world and in himself.

Watching beauty and disintegration through the lens of the film camera and the eye of the poet, Robin Robertson's The Long Take is a work of thrilling originality.

Title: Long Take
Author: ROBERTSON ROBIN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Price: $20.00
RRP: $20.00
Imprint: Picador
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509886258
Available stock: 4
Price: $20.00
Lost & Gone Away
Lost & Gone Away
Between 2010 and 2014 Lynn Jenner made several related emotional and intellectual investigations. Lost and Gone Away is the record of these: a fascinating hybrid text of nonfiction, prose poems and poetry. The book traverses the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake; samples and sifts through the lost and recovered detritus of the ancient world; radiates its attention out from that epicentre of loss, the Point Last Seen, from which all searches begin; and quietly, devastatingly, explores how one might think and write about the Holocaust, from far away. "More than a year ago a friend, who speaks five languages and reads several more, told me it would not be possible to write about the Holocaust from New Zealand. There's so little to say here, she said. You should go to Europe. But this is where I am, I said. That is the problem. This is where I am from, this is who I am, and this is where I am."

Title: Lost & Gone Away
Author: JENNER LYNN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 20/07/2015
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Auckland University Press
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 9781869408404
Available stock: 3
Price: $35.00