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

Poems and Readings for Funerals and Memorials
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In this new collection Glenn uses hands-on language and humour to explain poetry to his builder father ('a man of few words') - and anyone else not yet captivated with the magic of words.

An Explanation of Poetry to My Father
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 Poetry

Reading Level:Very Good
Awards:Shortlisted for PANZ Book Design Awards: Best Non-Illustrated Book 2015 and PANZ Book Design Awards: Best Cover 2015.

A must-have poetry companion for all lovers of New Zealand poetry New Zealanders adore poetry, and this expertly selected and handsomely packaged collection of over 150 poems published since the 1950s shows exactly why: New Zealand poetry is, by turns, distinctive, affecting, joyous, revealing, moving... read more

Essential New Zealand Poems: Facing the Empty Page
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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 In addition to those in "Collected Poems" (1988), and in the "Early Poems and Juvenilia" (2005), some unpublished pieces from Larkin's typescripts and workbooks are included, as well as verse...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

The Complete Poems of Philip Larkin
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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

Robert Burns
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Carol Ann Duffy, the Poet Laureate, has chosen her favourite poems for children for this stunning collection of classic and modern verse, exquisitely illustrated by multi-award-winning illustrator Emily Gravett.

A Laureate's Choice - 101 Poems for Children Chosen by Carol Ann Duffy
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Series:Wordsworth Poetry Library

W. B. Yeats was Romantic and Modernist, mystical dreamer and leader of the Irish Literary Revival, Nobel prizewinner, dramatist and, above all, poet. He began writing with the intention of putting his 'very self' into his poems. T. S. Eliot, one of many who proclaime... read more

The Collected Poems of W.B.Yeats
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Reading Level:very good

An attractive and accessible poetry collection from talented NZ writer Sarah Quigley. Exploring love, Germany (where she had a writing fellowship) and the life of a writer, these works show her gentle reflective wit and a nice sense of a poem

Love in a Bookstore or Your Money Back
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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 intr... read more

William Wordsworth
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New Zealanders are lovers of gardens and poetry and this beautiful volume brings these two passions together, in a treasury of 88 moving and arresting poems, chosen by respected anthologist and poet Harvey McQueen and accompanied by outst... read more

The Earth's Deep Breathing : Garden Poems by New Zealand poets
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 Poetry

Reading Level:Near Fine
Awards:Winner of Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book - SE Asia and South Pacific 2010.

Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Vela, so red and ugly at birth they called him the Cooked; Vela the lonely admirer of pigs and the connoisseur of feet; Vela the lover of song maker Mulialofa the Boneman. Follow him down through the centuries on his travels, en... read more

The Adventures of Vela
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Series:Poetry Library

Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson may fairly be regarded as Australia's national poet. 'Waltzing Matilda', 'Clancy of the Overflow' and 'The Man from the Snowy River' still strike a chord in the hearts of Australians wherever they may be, evoking, as they do, the rough life and ... read more

The Works of Banjo Paterson
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