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. Contact Emma Shi at reviews@poetrysociety.org.nz to request a book and for any other reviewing queries.

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Adcock, Fleur – Hoard (VUP, 2017)

Ascroft, Nick – Moral Sloth (VUP, 2019)

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

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

Bornholdt, Jenny – Lost and Somewhere Else (VUP, 2019)

Bridge, Diana – Two or More Islands (OUP, 2019)

Brown, Amy – Neon Daze (VUP, 2019)

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

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

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

Edmeades, Lynley – Listening In (OUP, 2019)

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

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

Howell, John – Homeless (Makaro Press 2017)

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

Kan, Gregory – Under Glass (AUP, 2018)

King, Rob – Waiting for Birds (Makaro Press, 2019)

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

Lee, Wes – by the lapels (Steele Roberts, 2019)

Leggott, Michele – Vanishing Points (AUP, 2017)

Lloyd, Therese – The Facts (VUP 2018)

Marsh, Selina Tusitala – Tightrope (AUP, 2017)

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

Miller, Alice – Nowhere Nearer (AUP, 2018)

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

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

Norcliffe, James – Deadpan (OUP, 2019)

O’Brien, Gregory – Always Song in the Water (AUP, 2019)

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

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)

Prime, Patricia & Beverland Margaret (Eds) – Kokako 31 (September 2019)

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

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

Rickerby, Helen – How to Live (AUP, 2019)

Ricketts, Harry – Winter Eyes (VUP, 2018)

Sharpe, Kerrin P – louder (VUP, 2018)

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

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

Tamu, Leilani – Cultural Diplomacy  (AUP, 2017)

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

Toussaint, Steven – Lay Studies (VUP, 2019)

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

Trussel, Denys – By Sea Mouths Speaking (Brick Row Publishing Company, 2019)

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)

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

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

Wilson, Edwin – Synthesis (Woodbine Press, 2018)

Older Books

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dickson, John – Mister Hamilton (AUP, 2016)

Edmeades, Lynley – As the Verb Tenses (OUP, 2016)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Price, Chris – Beside Herself  (VUP, 2016)

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

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

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

Reeve, Richard – Generation Kitchen (OUP, 2015)

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

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

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

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

Sharpe, Kerrin P – Rabbit (VUP, 2016)

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

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

Sudlow, Maureen – Antipodes (Steele Roberts, 2014)

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

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

Turner, Brian – Night Fishing (VUP, 2016)

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

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