|Author:||James Brown (ed) (photography Craig Potton)|
The Nature of Things is a celebration of the relationship between poetry and the New Zealand landscape. It matches a wide range of poems that in some way evoke or describe our landscape with images from the pre-eminent New Zealand photographer Craig Potton. The poems have been selected and the introduction written by James Br... read more
Jackie Kay's new collection is a lyric counterpart to her memoir, "Red Dust Road", the extraordinary story of the search for her Nigerian and Highland birth-parents; but it is also a moving book in its own right, and a deep enquiry into all forms of human friendship. "Fiere" - Scots for 'companion, friend, equal' - is a vivid... read more
|Author:||Carol Ann Duffy|
In her prize-winning fourth collection, Mean Time, Carol Ann Duffy dramatizes scenes from childhood, adolescence and adulthood, finding moments of grace or consolation in memory, love and language amid the complexities of life. These are powerful poems of loss, betrayal and desire.
"A person kneels to contemplate a tree and to reflect upon the troubles and joys of life. The person imagines mornings and evenings in a great forest of prayers, swarming and teeming with life. The person is learning how to pray." Michael Leunig. First published 1990.
Come sit down beside me I said to myself,
And although it doesn't makes sense,
I held my own hand as a small sign of trust,
And together I sat on the fence.
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Presents the poems that explore the nature of change - in the body and the natural world, and in the shifting relationships between people.
Relationships - partings/reconciliations, solidarities/ruptures, trust/betrayal, exposure/withdrawal - are the deep fabric of this forceful work from the late Adrienne Rich, the "central voice inthe feminist movement" (The Daily Telegraph). In the intimate address of "Axel Avakar" the black humour of "Quarto" and the undergro... read more
In this reissue of her seventh volume of poetry, Adrienne Rich searches to reclaim - to discover - what has been forgotten, lost, or unexplored.
"The Dream of a Common Language explores the contours of a woman's heart and mind in language for everybody--language whose plainness, laughter, questions and nobility everyone can respond to. . . . No one is writing better or more needed verse than this."--Boston Evening Globe
Roberto Bolano (1953-2003) has caught on like a house on fire, and The Romantic Dogs, a bilingual collection of forty-four poems, offers American readers their first chance to encounter this literary phenomenon as a poet: his own first and strongest literary persona. These poems, wide-ranging in forms and length, have app... read more
Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) is among the most moving and revered voices in Russian literature. A poet of passion and conscience, she was persecuted after the Revolution and under Stalin, but chose to remain in Russia and bear witness. Her works capture a rich emotional world - poems such as "A Ride" and "By the Seashore" refle... read more
|Author:||Carol Ann Duffy|
Witty, thought-provoking poems from the woman who was tipped to become Britain's first female poet laureate. Duffy offers us the world as seen by the wives of celebrated men.
Fiona Samuel's theatre adaptation of The World's Wife has introduced Duffy's wonderful work to a whole new readership!
First ... read more
THE DOOR is Margaret Atwood's first book of poetry since the 1995 MORNING IN THE BURNED HOUSE. Its lucid yet urgent poems range in tone from lyric to ironic to meditative to prophetic, and in subject from the personal to the political viewed in its broadest sense. They investigate the mysterious writing of poetry itself, as w... read more
Wild Figments is a loose companion volume to Poems and consists of Michael Leunig's longer pieces in a typeset format (as opposed to their original cartoon format). In this beautifully produced, pared-back presentation, Leunig's in sight, wit and delightful wickedness can be savoured in a whole new way.
|Series:||Sun & Moon classics|
Simple Broken Beautiful is the title on a notebook of poetry written by Leigh Davis in 2008. This was during radiotherapy treatment following surgery for a brain tumour, which was affecting his ability to express himself in words. The notebook writing was the beginning of a work that developed into a long poem called 'Stunnin... read more