From award-winning poet Sue Wootton comes this outstanding collection of poetry. She has won numerous awards, the most recent being both the poetry and fiction prizes at the Aoraki Arts Festival in 2006, and the Inverawe Poetry Competition in 2007. She is currently the Robert Burns Fellow at Otago U..
Evocative writings about the formative years and music of New Zealand's foremost classical composer, Douglas Lilburn. Most of these pieces have never before been published or collected: talks, reminiscences, essays, memoirs -- of Rita Angus, Evelyn Page, Charles Brasch, Alex Lindsay, John Mansfield ..
Midnight in Moscow had the shortest main-venue run of any play in New Zealand. On its second night the curtain came down, followed next afternoon by the ceiling. This was the play that had just opened at the Court Theatre in Christchurch when the great earthquake of February 22 hit, killing 185 peop..
Insta-poet K. Towne Jr. has captured the hearts and imagination of thousands. This is his first published and illustrated collection, including his most popular works, as well as new and exclusive pieces.You said 'us' - and in that moment,I knew words were magic.Some pieces are in slam style, others..
Lauris Edmond (1924-2000) is described by the Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature as "one of the most significant, assured and accessible of contem-porary poetic voices, and as a widely read auto-biographer and comment-ator." To create an anthology of Lauris's quintessential writings, the edi..
An extraordinary collaboration between two of New Zealand's most stirring and popular artists - poet Glenn Colquhoun & painter Nigel Brown. Nigel Brown creates a unique vision of Aotearoa New Zealand while revisiting and reinterpreting our past. In North South he goes deep into the tribal roots of o..
from 'small frames -- the hens of Rarotonga': 'there's a cockerel that waits / a blue & red swagger / high on the island's divide / our sweat / our muddy feet / our clawing fingers / work the roots / towards his beak / a jungle silent / beyond our skin'..
Consider this book of mine as if it were a rucksack
containing what you might need
if you were to step outside your door.
There are poems heavily knitted as fishermen's jerseys
in case you should find yourself all at sea. others are
you can put in your pocket -
some of th..
from 'Soldier-Father' - It is time, now, for me to supervise his memory, older than the soldier, contemplating the same departure, the unreliable library of my life shelved in another's fragile skin, its walls only a bromide sketch. In the dark (though light is threatening the deadlock of night whic..