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. Email reviews@poetrysociety.org.nz to request a book and for any other reviewing queries.

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Adcock, Fleur – Hoard (VUP, 2017)

Avia, Tusiata – Fale Aitu | Spirit House (VUP, 2016)

Baker, Hinemoana et al. – Transit of Venus \ Venustransit (VUP, 2016)

Bascand, Helen – time to sing before the dark (Caxton Press, 2018)

Bell, Patricia (Ed.) – fresh ink – a Collection of Voices from Aotearoa New Zealand (Cloud Ink Press, 2017)

Bornholdt, Jenny – Short Poems of New Zealand  (VUP, 2018)

Brown, James, Floods Another Chamber (Victoria University Press, 2017)

Campbell, Alistair Te Ariki The Collected Poems (VUP, 2016)

Curnow, Allen Collected Poems, Edited by Elizabeth Caffin & Terry Sturm (AUP, 2017)

Dennerstein, Natasha – about a girl – a novella in verse (Norfolk Press, 2017)

Dickson, John – Mister Hamilton (AUP, 2016)

Edmeades, Lynley – As the Verb Tenses (Otago University Press, 2016)

Edmond, Murray – Back Before You Know It (Compound Press, 2019)

Gunson, Vaughan – Big Love Songs (Self, 2016)

Harlow, Michael – Nothing for it but to Sing (Otago University Press, 2016)

Heath, Helen – Are Friends Electric? (VUP, 2018)

Howell, John – Homeless (Makaro Press 2017)

Hunt, Sam – Salt River Songs (potton & burton, 2016)

Jansen, Adrienne – Keel & Drift (Landing Press, 2016)

Jansen, Adrienne – More Of Us (Landing Press, 2019)

Johnston, Andrew – Fits & Starts (VUP, 2016)

Kan, Gregory – Under Glass (AUP, 2018)

Koirala, Saradha – photos of the sky (The Cuba Press, 2018)

Leggott, Michele – Vanishing Points (AUP, 2017)

Lloyd, Therese – The Facts (VUP 2018)

McCallum, Mary – XYZ of Happiness (Makaro Press, 2018)

Miller, Alice – Nowhere Nearer (AUP, 2018)

Neale, Emma (Ed) – Landfall 237 (OUP, 2019)

Neale, Emma – To the Occupant (OUP, 2019)

Nahill, Art – Murmurations (Two Hemispheres Poetry, 2017)

Nelson, Bill – Memorandum of Understanding  (VUP, 2016)

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

Oranui 3 – Going Global – Maori Literary Journal  (Ora Nui Press, 2017)

Orchard, Claire – Cold water cure (VUP, 2016)

Price, Chris – Beside Herself  (VUP, 2016)

Prime, Patricia & Beverland Margaret (Eds) – Kokako 28 (April 2018)

Prime, Patricia & Beverland Margaret (Eds) – Kokako 29 (September 2018)

Prime, Patricia & Beverland Margaret (Eds) – Kokako 30 (April 2019)

Rapatahana, Vaughan (Ed) – Ngā Kupu Waikato: an anthology of Waikato poetry (Waikato Press, 2019)

Ricketts, Harry – Winter Eyes (VUP, 2018)

Riddell, Ron – dance of blue dragonflies (printablereality, 2016)

Roddick, Alan – Getting It Right, Poems 1968-2015 (OUP, 2016)

Sharpe, Kerrin P – Rabbit (VUP, 2016)

Sharpe, Kerrin P – louder (VUP, 2018)

Sharplin, Ian – The Jewel in the Sea (Wild Side Publishing, 2018)

Slaughter, Tracey – Conventional Weapons (VUP, 2019)

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

Stead, CK – That Derrida Whom I Derided Died (AUP, 2018)

Tamu, Leilani – Cultural Diplomacy  (AUP, 2017)

Teclici, Valentina, Translator & Editor – Poetical Bridges / Poduri Lirice (Scripta manent Publishing House, 2016)

Tibble, Tayi – Poūkahangatus (VUP, 2018)

Tobin, Rachel – Say it naked (submarine, 2018)

Toussaint, Steven – Lay Studies (VUP, 2019)

Trower, Jamie – A sign of light (The Cuba Press, 2018)

Turner, Brian – Night Fishing ((VUP, 2016)

Tusitala Marsh, Selina – Tightrope (AUP, 2017)

Wakan, Naomi Beth – Poetry That Heals (Shanti Arts Publishing, 2018)

Wallace, Louise – Bad Things (Victoria University Press, 2017)

Warner, Kirsten – Mitochondrial Eve (Compound Press, 2018)

Webb-Pullman, Mercedes – Track Tales (Truth Serum Press, 2017)

Wedde, Ian – Selected Poems (Auckland University Press, 2017)

Wicks, Amy Leigh – The Dangerous Country of Love and Marriage (AUP, 2019)

Williamson, Nicholas – The Blue Outboard (Black Doris Press, 2016)

Wilson, Annabel – Aspiring Daybook, The diary of Elsie Winslow (Makaro Press, 2018)

Wilson, Edwin – Synthesis (Woodbine Press, 2018)

Older Books

Bach, Morgan – Some of us eat the seeds (VUP, 2015)

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

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

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

Cresswell, Mary – Fish Stories (Cantrbury University Press, 2015)

Davidson, John – Soundings of Hellas (Steele Roberts, 2015)

Dennerstein, Natasha – Anatomize (Norfolk Press, 2015)

Eggleton, David (Ed.) – Landfall 230 (OUP, 2015)

Fraser, Alexandra – Conversation by Owl-Light (Steele Roberts Aotearoa, 2014)

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

Prime, Patricia & Beverland Margaret (Eds) – Kokako 26 (April 2017)

Prime, Patricia & Beverland Margaret (Eds) – Kokako 27 (September 2017)

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

O’Leary, Michael Main Trunk Lines – Collected Railway Poems (HeadworX, 2015)

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

Reeve, Richard – Generation Kitchen (OUP, 2015)

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

Roddick, Alan – Charles Brasch Selected Poems (OUP, 2015)

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

Sudlow, Maureen – Antipodes (Steele Roberts, 2014)

Thomson, Mary-Jane – Lonely Earth (HeadworX, 2015)

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