In Catullus for Children, caught between the two cities of Hamilton and Wellington, a popular poet returns to favourite themes of domestic life, her children, and the Russian poets she loves. In the first part Anna, with great wit and originality, adapts some of Catullus's famous verses to the playground, sharply noting the o... read more
Stephen Fry's On Poetry provides us with a witty and entertaining guide to the mysteries of writing poetry. TERZA RIMA The terza rima mode is very fine, Great Dante used it for his famous text; It rhymes the words in every other line With each thought drawing you towards the next: A B A B, C B, C D C D...This third "B" rhyme ... read more
The idea for this book - a new selection of her poems with notes - grew out of Wendy Cope's experience of meeting her audience, when reading her poems in schools. This is an edition of the poems which identifies the references, verse-forms, contexts and occasions of her work, and which offers readers a new arrangement of the ... read more
As timeless as the emotion itself, the poetry collected here celebrates the universal experience of love - tentative love, new love, enduring love, unrequited love. Love Poems is bound in a narrow hardback format, a beautiful gift edition for your valentine.
Award-winning poet Mark Doty is a guest at the 2004 NZ Post Writers and Readers Week in Wellington.
This title is published to coincide with the release of the film "Bright Star", written and directed by Oscar Winner Jane Campion ("The Piano", "In the Cut"), starring Abbie Cornish ("Elizabeth: The Golden Age") and Ben Whishaw ("Brideshead Revisited", "Perfume"). John Keats died aged just twenty-five. He left behind some of ... read more
This book is a celebration of the ways in which art and writing can influence and inspire each other.
In 1999- 2000, Grace Nichols was the first Writer-in-Residence at the Tate. During this time she worked with children from London schools, helping them respond to art by writing poetry. She herself was inspired to w... read more
For as long as there’s been poetry in this country there’s been landscape. Sometimes there seems to have been little else. And yet for all this familiarity there are questions yet to be answered, attachments and passions that don’t let go. John Newton’s new collection asks, how does landscape get its h... read more
|Series:||Art of... S.|
"The Prophet", first published in 1923, is the story of a seer and his wisdom. The book's astonishing success turned it into a mystical and spiritual guide for themodern era and earned its author cult status.In the 1960s, Gibran was embraced by the American counterculture movement and confirmed as the pioneer of the New Age. ... read more
This collection is a journey so there are poems about growing up in Winnipeg, Canada as well as growing in to New Zealand.
In Names, Marilyn Hacker juxtaposes glimpses of contemporary lives with dialogues undertaken in signal poetic voices. Using her signature wit, passion and mastery of received and invented forms, she convinces us to believe in a world made possible by language prescient, playful, polyglot and often breathtaking.
|Author:||Carol Ann Duffy|
"A passionate and beautiful new book-length love affair in verse ... Ruthless, sensuous, tender ..." -- Ruth Padel, Independent The effortless virtuosity, drama and humanity of Carol Ann Duffy's verse have made her our most admired contemporary poet. Rapture, her seventh collection, is a book-length love-poem, and a movin... read more
|Author:||Carol Ann Duffy|
Whether writing of longing or adultery, seduction or simple homely acts of love, Carol Ann Duffy brings to her readers the truth of each experience. Her poetry speaks of tangled, heated passion; of erotic love; fierce and hungry love; unrequited love; and of the end of love. It recognizes too the way that love can make the ev... read more
A new volume from Adrienne Rich, "Telephone Ringing in the Labyrinth" is one of her most unpredictable and evocative collections. In the folk/blues tradition behind "Rhyme", in the incantatory pattern of "Behind the Motel", in the voices from past and present in "Letters Censored, Shredded, Returned to Sender or Judged Unfit ... read more
More or less 150 years after Homer's Iliad, Sappho lived on the island of Lesbos, west off the coast of what is present Turkey. Little remains today of her writings, which are said to have filled nine papyrus rolls in the great library at Alexandria some 500 years after her death. The surviving texts consist of a lamentably s... read more
|Author:||Edited Michael Farrell and Jill Jones|
The first contemporary book of its kind: poems by gay and lesbian poets writing now in the freedoms and dangers of the 21st century. Poems of the 21st century: sexy, sassy, innovative, and real.
Poets in the anthology include David Malouf, Dorothy Porter, Peter Rose, Pam Brown, Chris Edwards, Lee Cat... read more
Listen, I have been educated. I have learned about Western Civilization. Do you know What the message of Western Civilization is? I am alone. This breakthrough volume, published in 1991 by the author of Cool For You and Chelsea Girls captures the high points of Myles' work in New York City during the 1980s. Poet, novelist, le... read more