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 Poetry

I go down to the shore in the morning and depending on the hour the waves are rolling in or moving out, and I say, oh, I am miserable, what shall- what should I do? And the sea says in its lovely voice: Excuse me, I have work to do. Whether studying the leaves of a tree or mourni... read more

A Thousand Mornings

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 Poetry

'And just like that, like a simple neighbourhood event, a miracle is taking place.' 'If I have any secret stash of poems, anywhere, it might be about love, not anger,' Mary Oliver once said in an interview. Finally, in Felicity, we can immerse ourselves in Oliver's love poems. Here, great ... read more

Felicity

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 Poetry

Maybe our world will grow kinder eventually. Maybe the desire to make something beautiful is the piece of God that is inside each of us. In this stunning collection, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has defined her life's work. Herons, sparrows, owls and kingfishers flit across th... read more

Blue Horses

DISCOVER THE AMAZING POWER OF POETRY TO MAKE EVEN THE MOST F**KED UP TIMES FEEL BETTER A beautiful little book of short, simple, classic and contemporary poems to dip into, to make life feel ... read more

Poems for a World Gone to Sh*t : The Amazing Power of Poetry to Make Even the Most F**ked Up Times Feel Better

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 Poetry

Series:Macmillan Collector's Library

There has always been love, and we have been writing poetry about it for over 4,000 years. A complex and truly timeless emotion, love - whether passion or heartbreak, infatuation or flirtation - has provoked some of the greatest names in literature to write verse of outstanding beaut... read more

Poems for Love

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 Poetry

Awards:Winner of The Wainwright Prize 2017 (UK).

Winner of the 2017 Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize for nature writingThe natural history of the Western Front during the First World War'If it weren't for the birds, what a hell it would be.'During the Great War, soldiers lived inside the ground, closer to nature than many humans h... read more

Where Poppies Blow

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 Poetry

Awards:Longlisted for Ockhams NZ Book Awards Poetry Prize 2018

Built around the abyss, the tightrope, and the trick that we all have to perform to walk across it, Pasifika poetry warrior Selina Tusitala Marsh brings to life in Tightrope her ongoing dialogue with memory, life and death to find out whether 'stories' really can 'cure the incurable'. In M... read more

Tightrope

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 Poetry

Awards:Shortlisted for Ockhams NZ Book Awards Poetry Prize 2018

In Elizabeth Smither's eighteenth collection of poetry her words are as vital as ever. The poems take the everyday - mothers and daughters, cats and horses, books and bowls, slippers and shirts - and transform them into something fresh: sometimes surreal, sometimes funny, often enchanted... read more

Night Horse

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 Poetry

Series:Macmillan Collector's Library
Reading Level:General Adult

Thomas Hardy saw himself, first and foremost, as a poet, and he wrote poetry throughout his prolific and acclaimed novel-writing years before announcing in 1896 that he would no longer write novels, much to the astonishment of his worldwide r... read more

Poems of Thomas Hardy: A New Selection (Collector's Library)

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 Poetry

Poems from the Second World War is a moving and powerful collection of poems written by soldiers, nurses, mothers, sweethearts and family and friends who experienced WWII from different standpoints. The Imperial War Museum was founded in 1917 to collect and display ma... read more

Poems from the Second World War

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 Poetry

Reading Level:General Adult
Awards:Poetry Finalist - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017

fit noun1. Also fytte.A section of a poem or song; a canto. obsolete exc. hist. OE. start noun2.A sudden burst of energy or activity; an outburst of emotion, madness, etc.; a flight of humour. Also, a  sudden broken utterance or sound. Now rare or obsolete. l16. (Shorter Oxford... read more

Fits & Starts

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 Poetry

Marino Blank is of mixed Maori and Swiss heritage. She has been writing and publishing poetry for ten years, and was included in the 2014 Auckland University Press omnibus of Maori poetry Puna Wai Korero. Marino's writing is evidence of an emerging Maori literary sensibility, referencing tikang... read more

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