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A collection of multicultural writings by the Wellington writers' group Writers International, the first multi-ethnic writers' group. Contributors include new and established poets and fiction writers: T.M. Schaefer, Kevin Cudby, Riemke Ensing, Mark Pirie, Ron Riddell, L.E. Scott, Yilma Tafere Tasew, Basim Furat, Rosalie Care... read more

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A book of poetry about feelings, realness of human emotions. Written with a devotion and a true depth to touch every soul. With purpose in mind, to heal the universe, and unlock past passageways to find truth in all of our unique gifted souls. Nicky Robertson is from Hamilton.

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Out of print February 2007. Memoirs, essays, poems, stories and extracts from work-in-progress have been contributed by over 40 writers who have been inspired by Bill as writer, teacher and friend: Michele Amas, Barbara Anderson, Angela Andrews, Hinemoana Baker, Fergus Barrowman, Rachel Barrowman & R.A.K. Mason, Jenny ... read more

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This substantial new collection by award-winning poet Brian Turner develops themes characteristic of his poetry. Love poems and elegies keep company with poems of satire, protest and metaphysical speculation. The book concludes with 'Post-operative', a raw and risky sequence written in the wake of major surgery. Ultimately, e... read more

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Lyrics from a karaoke band, rants and chants about the place and the people, gestures towards the ultimate poem - Eggleton's energy is unstoppable as he bombards the reader with images of rural decrepitude, suburban consumerism, metropolitan glitz, local politics and international affairs.

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Author: Bob Orr
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 NZ Poetry

Bob Orr has published five solo collections of poems previously. His is a pure lyric impulse, somewhat like Sam Hunt's. The strength of the poems in this collection is their particularity, their feeling and their feel for form and the shape of a line.

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Author: Murray Edmond
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Awards:Shortlisted for Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Poetry Category 2005.

Murray's new collection moves through elergies and ballads, to poems of landscape and history in New Zealand, Europe and the Pacific. Also songs, and a poem disguised as a short play. The books four sections lead off with photographs by Joanna Forsberg that supply a parallel visual text, ambient, intricate and richly theatri... read more

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The first full collection of poetry by Phil Kawana, The Devil in my Shoes is engaging, readable and personable. Kawana?s New Zealand childhood, ?built with ice block sticks? where ?Even the dog / was communal?, is the source of the poems? strong and angry voice confronting political and social injustice: ?We don?t allow / you... read more

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Eight years after her last, prize-winning, collection, The Lark Quartet, this is a new book of poems from a major poet. The Year of Adverbs is full of the stuff of daily life, fizzing with personalities, alive with incidents and travelling from New Plymouth to Paris and back again. There is a wedding, a birth, several deaths... read more

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By 1972, when James K Baxter died aged just 46, his colourful life and distinctive poetry had captured the imagination of New Zealanders as no literary figure before him. Selected Poems of James K Baxter, is a new generous and authoritative selection of Baxter's verse for general readers and students by New Zealand's leading ... read more

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New Zealand's best selling book of poetry in 1999.

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A collection of poems by New Zealand poet Apirana Taylor.

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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 andphotography. Paul Thompson has investigated the interplay between photography and poetry to see if there were deeper correspondences. There are. ... read more

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Dop December 2008, Wellington 56pp 135mmx188mm softcover This was written in the East Village of New York City in the winter immediately following 9/11. "The city was hushed. Soldiers guarded the subway. Security alerts were colour-coded. A Samoan New Zealand woman quests for 'home'". It premiered in Wellington in 2002 ... read more

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‘i’m quite alone when i hear my name called in Mum’s voice as if she wants me back at once’
 
If ‘mother won’t come to us’, New Zealanders must go to mother . . . Here an expat poet finds herself in alien yet strangely familiar territory, a place her ancestors ‘... read more

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I’d like to think that opening this book to read is like standing at the mouth of a cave, or a river, or a grave, with a candle in your hand. –Hinemoana Baker
 

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