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 a... 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 f... 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 voice... 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 illustr... 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 ColquhounÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ... 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 ha... 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.... 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, ... read more
From the pastoral simplicity of the Songs of Innocence, through the dark undercurrents of the Songs of Experience, and onwards into the restless and vivid imagination of The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Blake's work is as moving, as troubling, and as fresh today as it was two hundred years ago.
An Anthology of the Best Poets and Poetry Since 1900
A collection of poems on every aspect of peace and friendship.
|Author:||Ed. Jennifer Harrison & Kate Waterhouse|
The first major collection of Australian women's poetry in over a decade. More than 120 poets share their telling of a very contemporary story of identity - how we see ourselves as, and in relation to mothers, grandm... read more
Here are all of Ferlinghetti's poems set in the city he has lived in for over half a century. He brings alive, with wit and lyricism, scenes of city life: a Giants baseball game, the Green Street Marching Mortuary Band, bohemian North Beach... read more
"Ryan Adams, one of America's most consistently interesting singer/songwriters, has written a passionate, arresting, and entertaining book of verse. Fans are going to love it, and newcomers will be pleased and startled by his intensity and orig... read more
In the late 1920s, the art publisher H. Piazza produced a twelve-volume version of The 1001 Nights that was one of the most beautiful ever made. It included splendid illustrations by Mohammed Racim and wonderful miniatures by painter ... read more
An anthology of American poetry, from the colonial beginnings in the seventeenth century right through to the twentieth century. From Anne Bradstreet to Ralph Waldo Emerson, from William Carlos Williams to Walt Whitman, from Emily Dickenson to Ai, it ranges widely across the American poetic spectrum.