Poetry

  • Vanishing Points
    Michele Leggott

    A new poetry collection full of stories caught from the air and pictures made of words. October 2017 >>

  • Simply by Sailing in a New Direction. Allen Curnow: A Biography
    Terry Sturm. Edited by Linda Cassells

    A powerful biography of New Zealand’s most important poet. September 2017 >>

  • Allen Curnow: Collected Poems
    Edited by Elizabeth Caffin and Terry Sturm

    The collected work of New Zealand’s most distinguished poet. September 2017 >>

  • Allen Curnow Biography and Poems Slipcase edition
    Terry Sturm. Edited by Linda Cassels, Elizabeth Caffin and Terry Sturm

    A limited edition slipcase edition of Simply by Sailing in a New Direction. Allen Curnow: A Biography and Allen Curnow: Collected Poems September 2017 >>

  • Tightrope
    Selina Tusitala Marsh

    With warrior fierceness and perceptive humour, ‘Fast-Talking PI’ Selina Tusitala Marsh upholds the mana of the Pacific as she walks the tightrope of tradition and culture. August 2017 >>

  • Night Horse
    Elizabeth Smither

    Mothers and daughters, cats and horses, books and bowls are transformed in Elizabeth Smither’s eighteenth poetry collection. June 2017 >>

  • Selected Poems
    Ian Wedde

    This impressive collection of poetry shows the prolific nature of one of our favourite poets, ranging over five decades: the largest collection of Ian Wedde’s poems to date. May 2017 >>

  • Mister Hamilton
    John Dickson

    A long-awaited new collection from a beloved New Zealand poet. August 2016 >>

  • Beside Herself
    Chris Price

    Beautifully crafted, riddling poems of persons and personae, truths and falsehoods, frank identities and masked selves. March 2016 >>

  • This Paper Boat
    Gregory Kan

    A rich and fractured first book in which two authors, their families and their many ghosts navigate oceans, forests, gardens, dreams and houses in New Zealand, Singapore and China. February 2016 >>

  • The Blue Voyage
    Anne French

    A buoyant, nicely pitched and elegiac collection by Anne French. November 2015 >>

  • Shaggy Magpie Songs
    Murray Edmond

    A little bubbly, a little bitter, a little absurd, and echoing with the sound of laughter, these poem-songs have shaggy tales to tell. August 2015 >>

  • Lost and Gone Away
    Lynn Jenner

    Finalist, Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. An excavation of loss, in four parts, Lost and Gone Away also plumbs the ability of literature to contain, refresh and explore. July 2015 >>

  • The Glass Rooster
    Janis Freegard

    Searching, remarkable poems – about art, about location, about unusual expeditions, and about love. May 2015 >>

  • Whale Years
    Gregory O’Brien

    Wide-ranging poet Gregory O’Brien surveys the lyric heart of an ocean in memorable, musical, moving lines. March 2015 >>

  • Otherwise
    John Dennison

    A moving, meditative and vulnerable manifesto from an assured new voice. February 2015 >>

  • Young Country
    Kerry Hines. Photographs by William Williams

    In the landscapes, streetscapes and skyscapes of a young country, a twenty-first century poet meets a nineteenth-century photographer. November 2014 >>

  • I, Clodia, and Other Portraits
    Anna Jackson

    In this fine-grained new collection by Anna Jackson, Clodia Metelli speaks and a photographer lifts her camera. November 2014 >>

  • How to be Dead in a Year of Snakes
    Chris Tse

    Winner, 2016 Jessie Mackay Award for Best First book of Poetry. In his first full-length collection, Chris Tse revisits the murder of Cantonese goldminer Joe Kum Yung. September 2014 >>

  • Puna Wai Kōrero: An Anthology of Māori Poetry in English
    Edited by Reina Whaitiri & Robert Sullivan

    In this pioneering anthology, two leading Māori poets and scholars collect together many Māori poetic voices in English. September 2014 >>