During his career John Ashbery has been hailed as the "eminence grise" of postmodernism, championed by W.H. Auden and has carried off every major literary prize. His startling work alternately (and sometimes simultaneously) playful and recondite, affirms poetry's power to astonish and tackle fundamentals. Drawn from the work ... read more
For the first time, "The New York Poets" gathers in a single volume the best work of four extraordinary poets: Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, and James Schuyler. By the early 1950s all four were settled in Manhattan, collaborating, competing and encouraging each other's radical experiments with language and form. M... read more
Frank O'Hara (1926-66) is among the most delightful and radical poets of the twentieth century. He is celebrated for his apparently unpremeditated poems, autobiographical and immediate ('any time, any place'). This is not the whole O'Hara: he may have scribbled poems on serviettes, but others he worked on with intense concent... read more
A glimpse of the Chilean poet and Nobel laureate, Pablo Neruda.
What rich pickings there are for an anthologist of love poems - haunting stories of enduring love or of love lost, not to mention wonderful confessions, often robustly comical, of pure lust. Dannie Abse has selected 100 poems - from the Song of Solomon, Catullus and Ovid, to recent masterworks by such poets as the Irish Nobel... read more
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Age Book of the Year: Poetry 2006.|
The collection exhibits both Murray's unfailing grace as a writer and his ability to write in any voice, style and genre. The suite of works include, story poems, word-plays, history to myth-making and more. The subjects range from Asperger's Syndrome to Germaine Greer to Japanese sword blades.
Displays the full range of Les Murray's poetic art. This volume includes all the poems he wants to preserve from his first book Ilex Tree to Poems the Size of Photographs, from 1965 to 2002.
This is the first port of call for anyone wanting to experience the poetry of Les Murray. Completely up to date, it contains Murray's finest work (excluding Fredy Neptune), selected by the poet himself. This beautifully designed edition is also the perfect gift for someone wanting an introduction to Australia's greatest poet.
Taller When Prone is Les Murray's first volume of new poems since 2006's The Biplane Houses. With characteristic grace and dexterity, these poems combine a mastery of form with a matchless ear for the Australian vernacular. Many evoke rural life - its rhythms and rituals, the natural world, the landscape and the people who have shaped it.
|Awards:||Winner of New Zealand Society of Authors Best First Book Awards: Jessie Mackay Award for Poetry 2002.|
Though a first collection Husk is a polished, elegant, mature work; it introduces an original new talent. Chris Price's poems are characterised by witty suprises, sudden unexpected shifts of image, forms of wordplay, neat little jumps from one idea to another. Material comes from a experience as diverse as foreign travel and ... read more
|Awards:||Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Poetry Category 2008.|
Winner of the Montana 2008 Poetry Award. This immensely readable collection is among the most accessible well loved poet Janet Charman has written. Her poems always emerge out of ordinary daily experience, the life with which her readers are only too familiar. By illuminating this world she broadens perceptions and understand... read more
Geography for the Lost has a global, postmodern sweep and a solid, thoughtful core. These new poems speak from different parts of the world and different moments of history but always of the many ways of being lost and alienated. The voices here, from a Roman housewife to a Chinese bar-owner in Berlin or an Argentine DJ, are ... read more
Eighty of the finest poems on parenthood brought together in an endearing, intelligent and accessible anthology by editor Emma Neale. Attractively packaged to be of gift-book quality, this anthology is beautifully illustrated with outstanding photographs of babies and young children. Editor Emma Neale's approach is to bring t... read more
Contains what Murray considers to be his most successfully realised poems, including many from "Subhuman Redneck Poems". Murray is a formidable essayist and both his poetry and prose have been noted for their celebration of a uniquely "vernacular" culture. His achievement is as much intellectual as imaginative.
The first volume of Murray's Collected Poems to be published in Australia for many years. It includes all the poetry he wants to preserve, apart from his verse novel Fredy Neptune, from 1961-2002. A 75 minute CD of Les Murray reading his best poems is also included.
Faster than a speeding simile! Able to leap hyperbole in a single bound! Can Poetryman rescue the damsel from catastrophic cliches Award-winning poet Glenn ColquhounÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃ... read more
Mallinson Rendel Publishers is pleased to be releasing an expanded, hardback edition of the very popular Big Weather : Poems of Wellington, first published as a paperback in 2000. The new edition is a beautiful hardback book that has been lovingly revised and expanded by Gregory O'Brien and Louise St John. Since the nineteent... read more
Told in the cracked, smoky voice of someone who has loved and lost a lot and has come out the stronger for it these poems by the author of The Philosopher's Club and Jimmy & Rita crackle with energy yet do not betray the slightest slackening of craft. Addonizio moves from bars to caf?s to one-night stands and back to bars sin... read more
Opening with a sequence of poems entitled 'King's Lynn and the Pacific' which follows the fortunes of two young sailors voyaging with Captain Cook, and closing with another sequence, 'At Wagner's Tomb', with a central group of poems - alternately witty, satirical, philosophical, reflective, lyrical - in which the 'Dog' theme ... read more