Poetry New Zealand Yearbook, this country's longest-running poetry magazine, showcases new writing from New Zealand and overseas. It presents the work of talented newcomers as well as that of established voices. This issue features the winning entries of the Poetry N... read more
This is my blood oath with myself: the onlydead Chinese person I’ll write about from now onis me.
In How to be Dead in a Year of Snakes, Chris Tse took readers back to a shocking 1905 murder. Now he brings the reader much closer... read more
There are some poets you travel the routes ofso often you could feel your way in the dark,that turn, that corner, and then the plummettowards the end. What does it give you, after all,to meet in person in a room? A thoughtthe dog doesn’t s... read more
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Ockhams NZ Book Awards Poetry Prize 2018 |
ANCHOR STONE by Tony Beyer is "a significant book by a significant poet" (Mark Young). It includes several longer works & a significant proportion which deliberately address issues relevant to contemporary concepts of New Zealand identity and culture. Importantly for the work of a s... read more
It's an optical amusement, a punctured surface letting light pour through holes cut out of the picture. Moon, army tents and the windows of houses and St Mary's church glow or flicker with luminance. Between them move women and children as well as soldiers. Steamers, a brig and a sc... read more
These books were originally published in 1914 as a 'pocket editions for the trenches', designed for soldiers to slip into their back pockets and carry with them through their war days. Probably purchased by wives, girlfriends and mothers, they were a little... read more
|Author:||Allen Curnow (edited by Elizabeth Caffin and Terry Sturm)|
This is the definitive collection of work by New Zealand's most distinguished poet. Throughout his lifetime, Allen Curnow revised, selected and collected his poetry in various ways. For the first time, this collection brings together all of the poems that Curnow collecte... read more
An essential collection of Henry Lawson's best-loved stories. Rogues, larrikins and the lost people - these timeless stories range from inspired, laconic comedies to pathos and tragedy. this selection showcases Lawson's range as a fiction writer and highlights his pr... read more
An award-winning collection of the best New Zealand poems for children, edited by star New Zealand poet Paula Green and illustrated inventively by Jenny Cooper.
Winner of a Storylines Notable Non-Fiction Award 2015
This exciting collection is truly a m... read more
|Awards:||Longlisted for Ockhams Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize 2018|
In the silence she could hear the oncoming hum, like a large flock approaching. She didn't want to hear his story; she'd had enough of them.
Tess is on the run when she's picked up from the side of the road by lonely middle-aged father Lewis Rose. With reluctance, she's drawn into his family... read more
Peter Singer says we are all equally valuable and I believe him. This means I should do more, that the care of one small bundle (never mind that it is my bundle) is insufficient-even if this is what I am fitted to do. Across the road two magnolias, one pink, one white. In the days sinc... read more
No one can imagine how bad things must be. They sprout in the dark, damp folds of my mind. They grow there- a forest of tiny umbrellas. They flourish- a crown of terrible heads. Bad Things, the new collection by Louise Wallace - poet, not celebrity housewife - is about the different ways ... read more