Peter was an engaging, humorous storyteller, particularly of his own life and family from the 1930s onwards material drawn on extensively by his brother Maurice in his books. This collection reflects Peter's life and some of his interests, and follows his documentary poem sequence, Voyage Around a R..
An outstanding new talent from the South Island, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman has published extensively in the Listener and in a variety of NZ and UK periodicals. This is the third volume of his poetry to be published in New Zealand, taking its title from the Whitireia Poetry Competition winning poem that..
'Poetry is the blossom and the fragrancy of all human knowledge, human thoughts, human passions, emotions, language.' -Samuel Taylor Coleridge. This glorious celebration of classic poetry features verse from around the English-speaking world. Carefully selected and divided into themed sections, the..
Following the publication of his critically acclaimed Collected Poems, Peter Bland's new work has a startling freshness and immediacy. These poems celebrate a growing spiritual awareness of everyday life and the gifts of the natural world. They are spoken in a wonderfully fluent and imaginative voic..
Bullet Hole Riddle is a three-part narrative sequence charting one person's journey to make sense of an unwanted history. Framing personal experience as a series of collective acts, Miriam Barr's first major collection of poetry tells a story about the human psyche and the spaces between us...
Douglas Wright is an award-winning choreographer, dancer and author. In 2000 he was one of the five inaugural laureates chosen by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand. His first memoir, Ghost Dance, won Best First Non-fiction Work at the Montana Book Awards 2004. The sequel Terra Incognito followed in..
This volume makes possible a proper assessment of the scope and stature of Peter Bland's work. These poems - often witty and beautiful - are a lifetime's achievement, a testament to an ongoing power to engage us in his vision. Peter Bland arrived in New Zealand in 1954 and since the 1970s has divide..
Mark richards has been writing poetry for over 60 years. In this volume of collected works are poems from the second half of a distinguished writing career which has seen him produce 17 books, comprising poetry, drama and a series of novellas. An accompanying CD features Mark reading a selection of ..
Award-winning poet and a distinguished actor Peter Bland (Came a Hot Friday) was born in Yorkshire and emigrated to NZ in 1954. In this new collection he continues 'to give the world back to itself'' with insight, energy and tact. Vivid - witty - original - accessible ...the perfect introduction to ..