Books available for review

We have a long list of books available for review. If you are interested in writing a review and being published on our website and/or in our magazine, you can read our guidelines for writing a poetry review.

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Bagnall, Catherine + Sayle, L.J. – On We Go (MUP, 2021)

Barford, Serie – Sleeping with Stones (Anahera Press, 2021)

Barge, Lucy – Away with Us (Pūkeko Publications, 2021)

Billot, Victor – The Sets (OUP, 2021)

Blank, Anton (eds) Ora Nui 4 – Maori Literary Journal (Ora Nui Press, 2021)

Camp, Kate – How to Be Happy Though Human (VUP, 2020)

Eggleton, David – The Wilder Years (Selected Poems) (OUP, 2021)

Harvey, Siobhan – Ghosts (OUP, 2021)

Holloway, Lily + Paraha, Tru + Deng, Modi – AUP New Poets 8 (AUP, 2021)

Jansen, Adrienne (ed) – Somewhere a cleaner (Landing Press, 2020)

Kennedy, Anne – The Sea Walks Into a Wall (AUP, 2021)

Le Harivel, Kirsten – Shelter (The Cuba Press, 2021)

Leggott, Michele – Mezzaluna: Selected Poems (AUP, 2020)

Meredith, Courtney Sina – Burst Kisses on the Actual Wind (Beatnik, 2021)

Morris, Paula + Wong, Alison (eds) – A Clear Dawn: New Asian Voices from Aotearoa New Zealand (AUP, 2021)

Neale, Emma (Ed) – Landfall 239 (OUP, 2020)

Neale, Emma (Ed) – Landfall 240 (OUP, 2020)

Preston, Joanna + Zelas, Karen (eds) – broken lines / in charcoal (Pūkeko Publications, 2020)

Prime, Patricia & Beverland Margaret (Eds) – Kokako 33 (September 2020)

Prime, Patricia & Beverland Margaret (Eds) – Kokako 34 (April 2021)

Prime, Patricia & Beverland Margaret (Eds) – Kokako 35 (September 2021)

Rapatahana, Vaughan – ngā whakamatuatanga / interludes (Cyberwit, Allahabad, India, 2019)

Rapatahana, Vaughan – ināianei/now (Cyberwit, 2021)

Slaughter, Tracey (eds) – Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2021 (MUP, 2021)

Tse, Chris and Barnes, Emma (eds) – Out Here: An anthology of Takatāpui and LGBTQIA+ writers from Aotearoa (AUP, 2021)