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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
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Being Here
Being Here
Being Here is the first book to survey the entire span of Vincent O'Sullivan's poetry, from Bearings (1973) to new poems first published in this volume. On display is the full range of the wit, intellectual agility and arresting beauty of one of New Zealand literature's finest poets.

Title: Being Here
Author: OSULLIVAN VINCENT
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 09/04/2015
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9780864739315
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Bengal Engines Mango Afterglow
Bengal Engines Mango Afterglow
The great Japanese poet Basho is just one of the shades that haunt the vividly precise yet deeply mysterious poems in Geoff Cochrane's new collection. Geoff Cochrane is the author of numerous highly regarded collections of poems, two novels and two collections of short stories. In 2009 he was awarded the Janet Frame Prize for Poetry.

Title: Bengal Engines Mango Afterglow
Author: COCHRANE GEOFF
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 06/07/2012
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9780864737618
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Beowulf
Beowulf
Title: Beowulf
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $20.40
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Imprint: Barnes & Noble
ISBN: 9781593083830
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Beside Herself
Beside Herself
'All of my best lines are accidents', Chris Price writes in this book, and proceeds to prove that she has the knack of putting herself in harm's way and the skill to build from there. Beside Herself plays with character, and with language, and with the way the one works on the other. Pronouns and personae shift and dance in this book in the same way that meanings do - 'After the expected, the unexpected. / After the unexpected, the formal handrail / and the overflow.' Price has always been attentive to the unlooked-for delights of language - she is a master of the riddling word-play poem - and uses this play in the service of something larger, an exploration of character and persona and perspective: 'I am every character - every, every character'. These characters appear from a variety of times, places and fictions, from contemporary Wellington to medieval England.~~A selection of beautifully crafted, riddling poems of persons and personae, truths and falsehoods, frank identities and masked selves, Beside Herself is a playful triumph.

Title: Beside Herself
Author: PRICE CHRIS
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 21/03/2016
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Auckland University Press
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 9781869408466
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Best American Erotic Poems from 1800 to the Present
Best American Erotic Poems from 1800 to the Present
Title: Best American Erotic Poems from 1800 to the Present
Author: LEHMAN DAVID
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $27.60
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Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9781416537465
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Best American Poetry
Best American Poetry
Title: Best American Poetry
Author: LEHMAN DAVID
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $28.60
RRP: $28.00
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780743299770
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Best Australian Poetry 2008
Best Australian Poetry 2008
Title: Best Australian Poetry 2008
Author: BROOKS DAVID
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $28.60
RRP: $28.00
Imprint: University of Qld Press
ISBN: 9780702236549
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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
Publishing status: Active
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Time Warner
ISBN: 9780316724388
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Best of Best NZ Poems
Best of Best NZ Poems
Title: Best of Best NZ Poems
Author: MANHIRE BILL & WILKINS DAMIEN ED
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9780864736512
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Best Poems on the Underground
Best Poems on the Underground
Title: Best Poems on the Underground
Author: BENSON GERARD ET AL
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $30.00
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Imprint: Phoenix Press
ISBN: 9780753827253
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Beyond the Ohlala Mountains: Alan Brunton Poems 1968-2002
Beyond the Ohlala Mountains: Alan Brunton Poems 1968-2002
Drawing on twelve published collections and the rich resource of his papers, editors Michele Leggott and Martin Edmond present a selection that shows for the first time the scope of Brunton's poetics as well as his trademark linguistic bravura. Alan Brunton played a crucial role in developing a platform for New Zealand poetry and theatre. Brunton was the founding editor of poetry and arts publication Freed and co-edited Spleen, he also established with partner Sally Rodwell the experimental theatre group Red Mole. Beyond the Ohlala Mountains moves chronologically in five parts, from 1968 until 2002, showcasing an oeuvre that spans over four decades and continues to inspire artists both in New Zealand and abroad.

Title: Beyond the Ohlala Mountains: Alan Brunton Poems 1968-2002
Author: BRUNTON, ALAN
Price: $38.00
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Publisher: Titus Books
ISBN: 9781877441479
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