Poems and Reviews

Here you’ll find poetry and reviews written and submitted by members of the New Zealand Poetry Society.

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Poems by Members

Poetry Reviews

Books for Review

Submit your publication to the National Coordinator at PO Box 5283, Lambton Quay, Wellington 6145. Because we receive a lot of books for review and are dependent on members to provide the reviews we cannot guarantee every submitted book will receive a review. Self-published books are only accepted for review if they have outstanding qualities or contribute significantly to New Zealand poetry.

The following books are available for review by NZPS members.

Email info@poetrysociety.org.nz to have a book sent to you.

Adcock, Fleur – The Land Ballot (Victoria University Press, 2014)

Baker, Hinemoana – waha / mouth (VUP, 2014)

Beach, David – Jerusalem Sonnets, Love, Wellington Zoo (VUP, 2015)

Beautrais, Airini – Dear Neil Roberts (VUP, 2014)

Blank, Marino – Crimson (Anton Blank Ltd, 2014)

Brasch, Charles – Selected Poems chosen by Alan Roddick (Otago University Press, 2015)

Brown, Diane – Taking My Mother to the Opera (OUP, 2015)

Bullock, Owen – urban haiku (Recent Work Press, 2015)

Cresswell, Mary – Fish Stories (Canterbury University Books, 2015)

Denham, Alison – Raspberry Money (Sudden Valley Press, 2013)

Dickson, John – Mister Hamilton (AUP, 2016)

Eggleton, David – The Conch Trumpet (OUP, 2015)

Eggleton, David (Ed) – Landfall 229 (OUP, May 2014)

Fraser, Alexandra – Conversation by OwlLight (Steele Roberts, 2014)

Freegard, Janis – The Continuous Adventures of Alice Spider (Anomalous Press, 2013)

Holmes Midgely, Sally – Echo (The Copy Press, 2013)

Horrocks, Roger – Song of the Ghost in the Machine (VUP, 2015)

Hughes, Caoilinn – Gathering Evidence (VUP, 2014)

Hunt, Sam – Salt River Songs (Potton & Burton, 2016)

Jackson, Anna & Burston, Louise & Caro, Anna & Kelly Brigid & Tehrase, Emily (Eds) – JAAM 30: the 2012 issue (JAAM Collective, 2012)

Jones, Tim – New Sea Land (submarine an imprint of Makaro Press, 2016)

Kacian, Jim & Evetts Dee (Eds) – A New Resonance 8: Emerging Voices in English Language Haiku (Red Moon Press, 2013)

Kan, Gregory – This Paper Boat (AUP, 2016)

Kouzminova, Polina – An echo where you lie (Makaro Press, 2016)

Lonie, Iain – A Place To Go On From (A collection of poems edited by David Howard Otago University Press, 2015)

McKenzie Cooke, Kay – Born to a redheaded woman (Otago University Press, 2014)

McQueen, Cilla – In a Slant Light – A poet’s memoir (OUP, 2016)

Milford, Robynanne – Aspiring Light (Pukeko Publications, 2015)

Miller, Alice – The Limits (AUP, 2014)

Mishra, Sudesh – The Lives of Coat Hangers (OUP, 2016)

Molloy, Harvey & Needham, Claire (Eds) – JAAM 31: the 2013 issue (JAAM Collective, 2013)

Nahill, Art – A Long Commute Home (Self-published, 2014)

Norcliffe, James – Dark Days at the Oxygen Café (VUP, 2016)

O’Connor, John – whistling in the dark (HeadworX, 2014)

Price, Chris – Beside Herself (VUP, 2016)

Prime, Patricia & Beverland Margaret (Eds) – Kokako 21 (September 2014)

Prime, Patricia & Beverland Margaret (Eds) – Kokako 22 (April 2015)

Prime, Patricia & Beverland Margaret (Eds) – Kokako 23 (September 2015)

Rapatahana, Vaughan – Atonement (Flying Island Books, 2015)

Rapatahana, Vaughan & Rogers, Kate & Slack, Madeleine (Eds) – Outloud Too (mccm creations)

Reeve, Richard – Generation Kitchen (OUP, 2015)

Ricketts, Harry – Half Dark (VUP, 2015)

Roberts, Jeremy – Cards on the Table (Interactive Press, 2015)

Samuel, Frances – Sleeping on Horseback (VUP, 2014)

Sharpe, Kerrin P. – There’s a Medical Name for This (VUP,2014)

Smith, Marty – Horse with Hat (VUP, 2014)

Southan, Barry – Exits and Entrances (CP Books, 2016)

Strang, Andrew – Things to Know (Sudden Valley Press, 2014)

Sudlow, Maureen – Antipodes (Steele Roberts, 2014)

Teclici, Valentina – From Impossible to Possible (Oscar Print Publishing House, 2013)

Thomson, MaryJane – Fallen Grace (HeadworX, 2014)