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Author: Peter Simpson
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 NZ Poetry

Awards:Shortlisted for Montana Book Awards 2004.

Shortlisted for the 2004 NZ Montana Book Award, Reference & Anthology section Katherine Mansfield, Frank Sargeson, Maurice Duggan, Patricia Grace, Albert Wendt ,Peter Wells and Elizabeth Knox all contribute to this "concise introduction to New Zealand fiction.."

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Best-known nationally for fronting National Radio’s ‘Waiataâ€ÃÂÂ... read more

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Yes, sleep treats her bad like a man in a country song and it never stays long 
so says established poet Kate Camp in this, her third collection. It's her best so far, and will both excite existing admirers and win new ones.

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Tusiata Avia, Jenny Bornholdt, James Brown, Geoff Cochrane, Glenn Colquhoun, Allen Curnow, Fiona Farrell, Bernadette Hall, Dinah Hawken, Anne Kennedy, Bill Manhire, Cilla McQueen, Gregory O'Brien, Vincent O'sullivan, Elizabeth Smither, C K Stead, Robert Sullivan, Brian Turner, Hone Tuwhare & Ian Wedde. First published Mar... read more

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'The Romantic inheritance may be poison, but it seems to be all we have. When I first began writing I didn't look at it this way, which made being a poet, and writing poetry, easier. Ever since that time I have been trying to teach myself how to write again. This has felt mostly like a kind of beachcombing, fossicking beyond... read more

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Author: Margaret Mahey
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 NZ Poetry

Series:Montana estates essay series

"A year or so after my attempt to live the life of a witch I moved into yet another attempt to take over an exotic life, entering rather more dangerous territory this time. Having been taken to the Alexander Korda film of The Jungle Book, I became instantly and profoundly envious of Mowgli. I could not bear to think that that... read more

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Author: Jack Lasenby
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 NZ Poetry

Series:Montana estates essay series

'His humour was pawky, most of his lessons sly, and part of their effectiveness lay in his expectations.' - Jack Lasenby describing the teaching-methods of an old bush man, to give an example for effective teaching. '...Our secondary and tertiary systems still labour under the disadvantage of measuring teachers by their ... read more

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Author: Anne Kennedy
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 NZ Poetry

Awards:Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Poetry Category 2004.

Winner of the Poetry section Montana New Zealand Book Awards 2004. Anne Kennedy's first book of poems, a natural progression from her fiction, deals with the domestic life of a family, but in particular about the gruelling experience of eczema from which the little girl suffers. This may not seem a promising subject but tell... read more

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Author: Chris Orsman
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 NZ Poetry

Awards:Shortlisted for Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Poetry Category 2009.

The Lakes of Mars is a stunning new collection of poems by Chris Orsman that follow on from his most recent book, South: An Antarctic Journey, a sequence about Captain Scott's final expedition to Antarctica. These new poems are a characteristic mix of thoughtful reflection and precise imagery of landscape and object.

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Life Songs: Readings for Milestones contains a selection of readings suitable for all life's celebrations and milestones. From the classic and traditional to the modern and humourous, it contains readings for naming and christening ceremonies, birthday and anniversary celebrations, funerals and memorial services as well as a ... read more

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Author: Brian Turner
Category:

 NZ Poetry

Awards:Shortlisted for Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Poetry Category 2006.

Brian Turner was appointed New Zealand's fourth Te Mata Estate Poet Laureate in March 2003: The laureateship has a term of 2 years with twin aims of honouring the work of New Zealnd's foremost poets and raising the profile of poetry in the community. Brian Turner has published eight other collections of poetry: his first i... read more

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Who knew that inside the rugged exterior of many a farmer beats the heart of a poet? Photographer Stephen Robinson came across some of these poems on his travels and set out to collect up more of them to accompany a wide-ranging set of his farm-themed images. From the joys and exhaustion of high-country mustering by veteran ... read more

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A treasury of similes and metaphors from modern literature in English This book is a treasury of similes and metaphors drawn from modern English literature, including many Kiwi greats. Inside lie hundreds of images, selected for their humour, poignancy and the creativity with which they distil a vivid image into a single ... read more

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Walking the Land is Kevin Ireland?s fifteenth book of poetry, a collection of forty poems, some of which have appeared in the Listener, Spinning a Line and Christine Cole Catley ? Her First Eighty Years. Through his poetry Kevin Ireland reflects on nature, the passing of time, politics, love, life, friends, family, and even t... read more

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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.

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The inaugural winner of the Kathleen Grattan Award, The Summer King tells stories, exploring the world we inhabit and our relationships with the other. Myth, catastrophe, family, strangers, sex, sport ââÂÂÂÂ... read more

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"These are poems which, down the years or in some cases only recently, have settled in my mental household, comfortable and available, a satisfying source of reflection and contemplation." - from the introduction.

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This striking first collection (in English) mixes powerful lyrics, Serbian proverbs and literary experiments, and moves from the Balkan wars to New Zealand.

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Author: Helen Rickerby
Category:

 NZ Poetry

Series:Hoopla Series

The poems in Cinema look at the personal through the lens of a camera and the world of cinema through the unfiltered eye. Meet the boy who learns to kiss from action movies, the girl made up of symbols and the director with the aesthetic of a sniper on the roof. Hoopla aims to entice people to buy and read poetry books throug... read more

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