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|Awards:||Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Poetry Category 2003. Shortlisted for Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Montana Medal for Non-Fiction 2003.|
Winner, Montana New Zealand Book Awards, 2003 (Poetry Section & Reader's Choice). Glenn Colquhoun'?s The Art of Walking Upright won the 2000 Montana NZ best first book award for poetry.
He has also published a children'?s book and An Explanation of Poetry to my Father, which so... read more
"The story of a life seen through the eyes of faith and told in reflective poetry and rhyme. It is also a small history of the Hokianga with a variety of photographs and detailed description … There will be something in this book that speaks evocatively to the reader" Joy Cowley.
W. B. Yeats (1865-1939) was not only Ireland's greatest poet but one of the most influential voices in world literature in the twentieth century. His extraordinary work, in the words of this volume's editor Seamus Heaney, encourages us to be more resolutely and abundantly alive, whatever ... read more
With an Introduction by Donald McFarlan.Robert Burns, the most celebrated of all Scottish poets, is remembered with great devotion - his birthday on 25th January provokes fervour and festivity among Scots and many others the world over. Born in 1759 into miserable... read more
Through Slip Stream, Paula Green is interested in how to balance a challenging experience against the continuation of everyday life, and proposes small distractions and coping strategies solving cryptic crossword puzzles, for example, the mock-clues of which are scattered through the poe... read more
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 vers... read more
As a poet, editor and essayist, T. S. Eliot was one of the defining figures of twentieth century poetry. This selection, which was made by Eliot himself, includes many of his most celebrated works, including "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and "The Waste Land". Oth... read more
In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introducti... read more
Closer to Dylan Thomas than Matthew Arnold in his 'creative violence' and insistence on the sound of poetry, Gerard Manley Hopkins was no staid, conventional Victorian. On entering the Society of Jesus at the age of twenty-four, he burnt all his poetry and 'r... read more
The death of a loved one is one of the hardest things that most people have to deal with. Selecting a reading that commemorates or reminds you of that special person can be very difficult and finding it easily can be even harder. "Poems and Readings for ... read more
This entirely new edition brings together all of Philip Larkin's poems. In addition to those in "Collected Poems" (1988), and in the "Early Poems and Juvenilia" (2005), some unpublished pieces from Larkin's typescripts and workbooks are included, as well as verse... read more
Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare's idea of the "seven ages" of a human life, this new anthology brings together the best-loved poems in English to inspire, comfort and delight readers for a lifetime. Beginning with babies, the book is divided into sections on childho... read more