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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
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
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
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
"My life as a writer is strange, it's so short - I wonder if it has a future, if I have the power to take hold of my experience, and give it one?...The thing that concerns me most constantly and most painfully is growing old. And being alone, of course. But I don't write abo... read more
It's been 30 years since Dame Fiona Kidman's first book of poems was published, and now she is back with another, perfectly timed for her 70th birthday in March 2010. There has been renewed interest in her poetry since the recent publication of her me... 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
Over the course of his short life, John Keats (1795-1821) honed a raw talent into a brilliant poetic maturity. This title presents a selection of Keats' poetry.
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