From Blackball's short history flows a rich vein of stories about who we are. Jeffrey Paparoa Holman spent his growing years in Blackball where his father was a miner. Back then the bridge was a wooden road across the rive... read more
Accessible, haunting and wise poems about children, mokopuna, friends, her late husband (James K. Baxter), and Maori identity. Artwork by John Baxter.
DoP - 2004, NZ 78pp softcover "What I find interesting is how we experience random facts, circumstances and systems. It is from this usually unpromising material that we fashion our lives - our cultures and truths. "Some truths w... read more
A kind of photographs made with words is how New Zealand poet Riemke Ensing describes what a poem is. Like many of our finest poets, she draws inspiration from photographs andphotogra... read more
Kay Flavell - critic, teacher and artist - has written an evocative poetry collection that takes us on a lyrical journey through Europe, the USA, New Zealand and Japan. Rooted in the immediacy of the moment yet redolent of past and future, Moon Over the Pacific dares to imagine a new kind of Pacific community.
David Patterson - Victoria University student and friend of James K Baxter - was nineteen when he died, caught in a snowstorm in the Tararua Ranges in 1958, leaving behind an accomplished collection of paintings and poems.
Presents diverse new poems alongside earlier unpublished work. It is a wild, unpredicatable expression of exuberance for words, love, and social justice. The poems are about the act of writing; about Hone's beloved Shirley Grace; about his hunger for t... read more
|Awards:||Shortlisted for NZ Society of Authors Best First Book Award Poetry Category 2007.|
First published 2006.
Lynn Davidson's poetry collection Lynn Davidson is from Pukerua Bay. Her poems and short stories have been widely published in literary journals including Sport, Turbine, and Landfall. In 2003 she was awarded the Louis Johnson Writer's Bursary. First published 2006.
In her first collection since 2000, award-winning writer J. C. Sturm (Jacquie Baxter) presents short stories that are full of honesty, intimacy and subtle humour. A coda of poems aptly complements each story. This is a marvellous new offering from one of our most talented writers. First published July 2006.
This is the 18th book of poetry from award winning poet Kevin Ireland.
Inimitable law professor Bernard Brown gives his views on law reform, literature and politics in sharply observant poems & short stories from seven decades of a remarkable life
The first group of these 57 new poems is in the form of a conversation between friends. The talk over the table is open and robust - occasionally wry or comic, sometimes sardonic or grumpy. Then the wine is opened and the main course arrives. The moo... read more
In Painted Poems painter Eion Stevens has responded to 20 New Zealand poems -- poems from poets as diverse as Jenny Bornholdt and Katherine Mansfield, James K Baxter and Cilla McQueen -- with an intelligent playfulness. Encounter... read more
Rated by Alistair Paterson (editor of Poetry New Zealand) as the best poet he's read since Arthur Rimbaud, this collection of poems is rich in its imagination and unique in its resonance. Pooja writes of the complexity of human experience ... read more
Poems in Fire-Penny range from snapshot reconstructions of life on Scotland's remote St Kilda Island to observations from Bluff. Even the simplest of topics, such as eating cake or meeting a newborn baby, are taken by McQueen and transformed into th... read more
There are poems in this collection about Dutch Masters, the remembered voice of a deceased soprano, a waterfall, ancient Chinese artefacts, victims of the World Wars, kites and flowers; but each piece is sensitively imbued not only with the ... read more
Cooke's theme, like Robin Hyde's, is one of finding 'a home in this world': hers is an authentic poetry of place, with a fidelity to experience comparable to that of other more established poets such as Bernadette Hall ... read more