NEW ZEALAND POETS AND POETRY

New Zealand poetry books and studies and biographies of New Zealand poets.

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FLEUR ADCOCK
Fleur Adcock was born in Auckland, but has spent much of her life in England. Her sister is the novelist Marilyn Duckworth. She was married to two famous New Zealand writers, Alistair Campbell (divorced 1958), and in 1962 she briefly married Barry Crump, divorcing him in 1963. Her poetry often concerns human relationships and everyday activities.


ADCOCK Fleur 
The Incident Book

This work includes glimpses of street life in Thatcher's Britain, ficitonal narratives, and some of the anti-erotic poems she is well known for.
ISBN019282029X

VG softback
$15 C/A
Oxford University Press 1986 first edition, 53pp.
[#3169 ]





ADCOCK Fleur 
The Scenic Route

Poems, including ones referring to visits to Northern Ireland and Nepal, and New Zealand subjects such as; Moa Point and In Memoriam: James K Baxter.
ISBN0192118439

G+ softback with minor sunfading to spine, name in pen to first page
$10 C/A
Oxford University Press 1974 first edition, 43pp.
[#3170 ]





ADCOCK Fleur 
Selected Poems

Includes a selection from her published works and 26 new poems.
ISBN0195581008

VG softback
$10 C/B
Oxford University Press 1983 first edition, 125pp.
[#3171 ]








ALLAN Alex 
Lays and Lyrics, Ramblings in New Zealand
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Verse by an early visitor to New Zealand.
Preface is designated Ashburton, Canterbury.
poetry, colonial, canterbury

VG- softback with sewn sheets in printed paper wrapper.
Backstrip sunned, splitting at ends of upper joint, pencil name to fep, errata pasted down to half title
$45 C/B
Alexander Gardner, Paisley 1915 first edition, 205pp.
[#2066 ]



ALLEY Rewi 
What is Sin?
cover image of What is Sin? Poems by Rewi Alley, for sale in New Zealand

Poems by Rewi Alley.
china, communist party, pacifist

G+ softback in faded stapled covers.
Name and address on verso of title, some minor insect damage to a few page corners.
$10 A/A
Caxton Press 1967 first edition, 25pp.
[#5059 ]



ALLEY Rewi   Twenty-Five Poems of Protest
VG- $15 A/B Caxton Press 1968, first edition, folded and stapled in pictorial wrapper, minor foxing to closed edges, 41pp, rubricated title (china communism vietnam vietnamese war socialist rewi alley of springfield ) [# 1800 nz fiction]

ALLEY Rewi   Over China's Hills of Blue Unpublished Poems and New Poems
VG with slight foxing to closed edges and edges of covers $15 C/B Caxton Press 1974 first edition, sewn binding with glued on pictorial stiff paper wrapper, 131pp. [#1940 new zealand poetry]

ALLISON John  Dividing the Light poems
VG light rubbing $30 B/B Hazard Poets 1997 first edition soft cover, 55pp ISBN 1877161055 [# 1102 new zealand poetry]

ALPERS O.T.J edits  College Rhymes An Anthology of Verse written by Members of Canterbury College 1873-1923
VG browned spine, handling soiled, minor foxing to endpapers $35 B/B W&T 1923 first edition, card covers with yapped edges, xxxiv 132pp. Includes von Haast, J H E Schroder, Jessie Mackay, O N Gillespie, Curnow etc. [# 1437 new zealand fiction poetry ]

ARVIDSON K O  
Riding the Pendulum

Poems 1961-69

VG softback
$10 C/A
Oxford University Press 1973 first edition, 58pp.
[#3168 ]





JAMES K. BAXTER



BILLING Graham 
Changing Countries

These poems were written after two years teaching in Australia from 1974 to 1975.
ISBN0908562063

VG+ softback
$25 C/A
Caveman Press 1980, 63pp.
[#3152 ]





BLUNT Frances edited by Joan Poulton 
When Leonardo Painted Trees
The poems and life of Frances Blunt of Kaikoura.

Collected from a lifetime of her work, some are on New Zealand and Kaikoura (Clarence High Country) themes.
ISBN0908735057

VG softback, small mark to cover.
$25 C/A
Black Robin Publishing 1987 FIRST EDITION, 72pp
[#3097 ]





BORNHOLDT Jenny 
Miss New Zealand
Selected poems

45 poems selected from her four previous collections.
ISBN9780864733238

VG softback
$20 C/B
Victoria University Press 1997, 125pp.
[#3151 ]





BORTHWICK Jeanie 
The Light in the Dark and other Poems
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Self published New Zealand poetry.

VG softback in stapled card wrappers.
Two (only) worm holes to rear few pages, a few instances of correction in the text in pen.
$20 C/A
Self published, undated, printed by Pegasus Press, 40pp
[#2413 ]



BRACKEN Thomas 
Not Understood and other poems
cover image of Not Understood and other poems by Thomas Bracken, for sale in New Zealand

Includes 'New Zealand Hymn' which was adapted for the National Anthem.
colonial, poetry, God Defend New Zealand

G cloth hardback, spine and edges rubbed, ink name to paste down and title page, sections looseneing on perished glue, some fingermarking.
$25 C/B
Gordon and Gotch 1914 (sixth edition), 99pp.
[#2424 ]

G softback with sewn sheets in printed wrappers.
Spine chipped, some foxing to pages and wrappers, rear wrapper half detached
$15 C/B
Gordon and Gotch 1928 (eigth edition), 96pp.
[NZFCT 19 ]




BRASCH Charles 
Collected Poems
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Collects Brasch's published and previously unpublished poetry.
Brasch was the founder of Landfall magazine.
Edited by Alan Roddick.
ISBN 0195581059

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with some fading or handling soiling.
$35 C/C
Oxford University Press 1984 first edition, 256 pp.
[#2551 ]



BRASCH Charles 
Home Ground, Poems.
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Posthumously edited by Alan Roddick from some unpublished works amongst Brasch's papers.

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket.
Small remainder marker stripe to closed bottom page edge, on rear of jacket there is an adhesive ghost left by removed label.
$45 C/B
Caxton Press, 1974. First Edition, 62pp.
[#4166 ]



BREACH D R   Ode to a New Zealand Christmas Dinner
John Summers Bookshop ephemera, foot of text carries John Summers' Capricorn logo, and a reference to the shop within the text.

VG+ $30 A/ letter rate single A4 sheet folded once for 4pp, cover title +2pp text. [#2356 new zealand fiction]







BRUCE Nancy   Home is the Warrior
A collection of poems. Presentation inscription to Evelyn Nimmo from author to half title and then signed again by author on title page.

VG softback in VG dust jacket
$25 B/A
Reed 1964 first edition stapled card boards with DW over this. 48pp. [#2580 new zealand poetry]





BUCK Mere  With Love
Poems with artistic landscape and nature photoghraphs by Tere Batham. Inscribed 'With Love, Mere Buck (Pauline) 4th July 1977'

VG softback
$20 B/B
Janacia 1976 first edition softcover, 102pp. [#2584 new zealand poetry, photography ]





CAMPBELL, CALLWOOD & MONTGOMERY editors   Kapiti Coast Poems
39 various poets including Alistair Campbell and Sam Hunt.

VG softback
$10 B/ letter rate
Rawhiti Press 1983, 49pp. [#2579 new zealand poetry]





CAMPBELL Alistair 
Mine Eyes Dazzle
Poems 1947-49

A nice copy of Alistair Campbells first book of poetry.
The original rare, numbered, limited edition, printed by Pegasus Press on beautiful hand made paper stock.

VG hardback in G dust jacket. Cloth spine, marbled boards with title label.
The dust jacket is unclipped but has some light chipping to edges and is sunned / browned.
$95 C/C
Pegasus Press 1950 first edition. Numbered #286 of only 300 copies printed. 42pp.
[#3287 (#300/4236) ]





CURNOW Alan 
A Small Room with Large Windows
Selected Poems

Selected from 20 years of his work and from the following publications; Island and Time, Sailing or Drowning, At Dead Low Water, Poems 1949-57

VG- hardback in G+ price clipped dust jacket with some foxing and small chip from head of rear panel. Name to free end paper.
$45 C/B
Oxford University Press 1962, 84 pp.
[#3263 ]





CURNOW Allen 
Selected Poems

Curnow has selected these poems from his own body of work.
ISBN0140422994

G+ softback
$7 C/B
Penguin 1982, 246pp.
[#3178 ]





DOYLE Charles, editor 
Recent Poetry in New Zealand

An early collection of mid- twentieth century New Zealand poets. Includes Fleur Adcock, James K Baxter, Peter Bland, Alistair Campbell, Gordon Challis, Charles Doyle, Louis Johnson, M K Joseph, Owen Leeming, W H Oliver, Keith Sinclair, Kendrick Smithyman, and C K Stead.

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket, shows minor age related wear.
$15 C/C
Collins 1965 first edition, 204pp
[#3162 ]





DUCKWORTH Marilyn 
Other Lovers' Children

Poems 1958-74.

G+ softback with some fading to covers
$15 C/A
Pegasus Press 1975 first edition, 64pp.
[#3166 ]





EDMOND Lauris 
A Matter of Timing

'Lauris Edmond is looking inwards, to the changes in perception that become evident with age, as well as outwards, to one's place in the wider world and the links between the generations.'
ISBN9781869401405

VG- softback, name at front and some very minor foxing.
$10 C/A
Auckland University Press 1996, 57pp
[#3153 ]





EDMOND Lauris 
Summer Near the Arctic Circle

One of New Zealand's most distinguished poets casts an eye on the fragility of relationships and the impermanence of human existence in this collection of her work.
ISBN0195581903

VG softback, SIGNED COPY with PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION from the author to Anne (Mulcock)
$25 C/A
Oxford University Press 1988, 64pp.
[#3154 ]





EDMOND Lauris 
Selected Poems

A selection from her published works with another 35 new poems.
ISBN0195581261

VG softback
$20 C/B
Oxford University Press 1984, 128pp.
[#3155 ]





EDMOND Lauris 
Late Song

The last collection by Edmond, this was accepted for publication just before her death in January 2000. The poems in this last book always imply the presence of others, often addressing them directly.
ISBN1869402359

VG+ softback
$20 C/A
Auckland University Press 2000, 48pp.
[#3156 ]





EDMOND Lauris 
Wellington Letter
A Sequence of Poems.

Poems, some about Wellington, which were broadcast on Radio New Zealand.
ISBN0908606036

VG softback with VG dust jacket.
$20 C/A
Mallinson Rendel 1980, 22pp.
[#3157 ]





EDMOND Murray 
End Wall

Poems by Murray Edmond, with cover design and one illustration by Philip Trusttum.
ISBN0195580842

VG softback
$30 C/A
Oxford University Press1981, 48pp.
[#3158 ]





FERGUSON Dugald 
Poems of the Heart
cover image of Poems of the Heart by Dugald Ferguson, for sale in New Zealand cover image of Poems of the Heart by Dugald Ferguson, for sale in New Zealand

Ferguson, a shepherd, emigrated to Otago from Scotland in the 1870s and published some volumes of poetry and opened a bookshop.
Contents:
Prologue
Natural and Descriptive Themes
Historical and Heroic Themes
Humorous and Satirical Themes
Ballad and Lyrical Themes
Elegiac and Reflective Themes.
19th century, poetry, scots, scottish, colonial new zealand poetry

VG- mild wear, occassional faint foxing.
$40 C/C
James Horsburgh, Dunedin 1897 first edition, vii 232pp + frontis, errata.
[#5049 ]



GARRARD Phillis  
The Clock by the Ocean: Twenty-five Poems

Poetry, with a jacket design by Shona Cowan

VG hardback in G+ foxed dust jacket with light insect damage to spine, foxed boards. $15 C/B Pegasus 1962 first edition hardcover, 43pp. [#2386 nz literature poetry ]







GLASSEY Wynne  
Fragile Signs of New Found Strength

Posthumous collection of work by an ordained deaconess who chose a career as a librarian.
ISBN0959768114

VG softback with bookplate to inside cover, gift inscription to fep.
$10 B/A
Wynne Glassey 1984 first edition, c.60pp. [#2578]

VG softback with gift inscription to fep.
$10 B/A
Wynne Glassey 1984 first edition, c.60pp. [#3078 ]





GLOVER Denis  
Sharp Edge Up; Verses and Satires

A collection of poems, witty and some ascerbic.

VG hardback with attached dust jacket as issued
$25 C/B
Blackwood and Janet Paul, 1968 [#2583 new zealand poetry ]





HARLOW Michael 
Vlaminck's Tie
cover image of Vlaminck's Tie, Poems, for sale in New Zealand

Themes include Freud and Jung.
ISBN 0196480337

VG- softback.
$10 C/B
Oxford University Press 1985 First Edition, 76pp.
[#5002 ]



HAWKEN Dinah 
It Has No Sound and Is Blue (poems)
cover image of It Has No Sound and Is Blue,poems by Dinah Hawken, for sale in New Zealand

Born in Hawera in 1943, Dinah wrote these poems during three years living in New York.
ISBN 0864730489

VG softback with lightly sunned spine
$10 B/A
Victoria University Press 1987 first edition, 50pp.
[#4542 ]



HESSELL Dora   Magic by Daylight
poetry

VG light rubbing to spine. $20 C/A Pegasus 1978 first edition card wrappers, 64pp. [#2420 nz literature, poetry ]







HOOPER Peter 
Selected Poems

39 poems from this West Coaster, once deputy -pricipal of Hokitika High School.
ISBN090856533X
THIS COPY is signed by the author to the title page.

VG softback
$25 C/A
John McIndoe 1977 FIRST EDITION, 58pp.
[#3095 ]





HOUSE L. C. Lesley. 
The Wyching Hour a Selection of Short Poems
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A volume of poetry, from a prolific if often self published amatuer writer from Christchurch New Zealand.
Signed in pencil in a shaky hand L C Lesley House ChCh

VG softback with sheets folded once and stapled through spine, printed stiff paper wrapper.
$25 C/B
L. C. Lesley House undated about 1960? First Edition, 24pp.
[#5144 ]



HOWARD David 
Holding Company
cover image of Holding Company for sale in New Zealand

Poetry, hand printed at the Nag's Head Press, 358 Memorial Ave, Christchurch by Bob Gormack.
Edition limited to 150 copies, handset in 12 point Caslon.
Dust jacket illustrated by Jennifer Rendall
ISBN0908784716
limited edition, numbered edition, hand printed, private press

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with light adhesive label ghost to rear.
$45 C/B
Nags Head Press 1995 First Edition, 57pp.
[#4209 ]



HULME Keri 
Lost Possessions
cover image of Lost Possessions by Keri Hulme, for sale in New Zealand

Poetry by the author of The Bone People.
ISBN 086473042X
verse, modern poetry

VG softback, old pen price to first page.
$10 C/B
Victoria University Press 1985 reprint, 56pp.
[#4986 ]



HULME Keri   Strands poetry
VG+ $20 C/B AUP 1992 first edition, soft cover, 65pp ISBN 1869400682 [#1919 new zealand poetry]

HUNT Sam 
South into Winter
Poems and Roadsongs

A selection of poems and roadsongs on 4 folded booklets housed in a cardboard envelope. Numbered 1-8 (2 per booklet) with photographic illustrations.
First edition

VG+ pamphlets in G+ envelope with some wear and fading.
$65 C/A
Alister Taylor 1973, 14pp x4 booklets.
[#3133 ]





HUNT Sam 
Running Scared

Poems of the road and the countryside, of fatherhood and friendship, of pain, separation and loss.
ISBN0723306931

VG softback with light wear. SIGNED BY HUNT.
$55 B/B
Whitcoulls 1982 (second pre-publication printing), 56pp.
[#3136 ]

VG+ softback. SIGNED BY HUNT.
$55 B/B
Whitcoulls 1982 first printing, 56pp.
[#3828]





HUNT Sam 
Collected Poems
cover image of Sam Hunt Collected Poems, for sale in New Zealand

ISBN 0140422870

G+ paperback with foxing, minor old watermark to edges of rear few pages.
$7 A/B
Penguin 1980 first edition, 212pp.
[PB1319 ]

G+ paperback, well read but not damaged.
$7 A/B
Penguin 1984, 212pp.
[PB1701 ]



HUTCHISON Jan 
Days Among Trees

This is the work of a poet who celebrates the rhythms of life and language. Always in tune with the New Zealand landscape, Jan discerns the beauty and sublimity beneath the surface of seemingly everyday moments and experiences. Christchurch poet. ISBN1877338486

VG+ signed by the author
$15 C/A
Steele Roberts 2005, 72pp. [#2782 new zealand, poetry]





HUTCHISON Jan 
The Happiness of Rain

This is the work of a Christchurch poet. ISBN9781877577734

VG+ signed by the author
$15 C/A
Steele Roberts 2012, 64pp. [#2783 new zealand, poetry]





JACKAMAN Rob 
Shaman and Charlatan
cover image of Shaman and Charlatan Poems since 1973, for sale in New Zealand

Poems since 1973.
ISBN0908599072
Cover design by Max Hailstone.

VG- stapled softback, small crease to corner of first few pages.
$20 C/A
Cicada Press 1981 first edition, 42pp.
[#4303 ]



JACKAMAN Rob 
Solo Lovers
cover image of  Solo Lovers: three sequences of poems by Rob Jackaman, for sale in New Zealand

Three sequences of poems.
Nice book production.
ISBN 0909185093
new zealand, australian, poetry

VG- stapled softback, mild water mark to edge of cover.
$10 B/B
South Head Press 1981 first edition, 36pp.
[#4975 ]



KEMP Jan 
Diamonds and Gravel

Jan Kemp is a poet and short story writer. She began writing and performing with the FREED group in the late 1960s and in the late 1970s toured New Zealand as the only woman in the ‘Gang of Four’, with Sam Hunt, Alistair Campbell and Hone Tuwhare. Known more recently for her prose readings, she has published a number of short stories in journals and anthologies. She was awarded a PEN-Stout Fellowship at Victoria University in 1991.
THIS COPY is signed by the author "Alan Cragg, warm wishes, Jan Kemp, Greymouth July 79".

VG softback with sunned spine
$35 C/A
Hampson Hunt 1979 FIRST EDITION, 28pp
[#3096 ]





KIDMAN Fiona 
Going to the Chathams

Poems 1977-1984
ISBN0868636630

VG softback with sun faded spine.
$15 C/A
Heinemann 1985 first edition, 50pp.
[#3167 ]





LEES Susan   The Adder's Tongue
Poems by Susan Lees, with her gift inscription penned to the half-title.

VG- authors gift inscription to half title, owners name as well, $20 C/A Hard Echo Press 1984 first edition, stapled sheets in card wrappers, approx 40pp. Hand set and printed with brown ink on tan paper stock. [#2419 nz literature, poetry ]







LONIE Judith  Earth Into Moon poems
VG $25 A/A The Bibliography Room, University of Otago 1971 fisrt edition stapled wrappers, 24pp [# 1792 nz fiction]

MacFARLANE Mhairi  
Fantasy and Reality in Verse
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ISBN 0864670168

VG stapled wrappers, Signed by author to title page.
$30 C/A
Brookfield Press 1982 first edition, 32pp
[#60 ]



MACKAY Jessie  
The Bride of the Rivers and other verses
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Born in the Rakaia Gorge and educated in Christchurch, Jessie Mackay has been described as ‘the first poet of any importance to be born in New Zealand’
canterbury, poetry

VG soft cover with yapped edges
$25 A/A
Simpson & Williams 48pp.
[#1708 ]



MASON R. A. K. 
Collected Poems
cover image of Collected Poems by R A K Mason, for sale in New Zealand

Definitive collection of Mason's (1905-1971) poetry, with an introduction by Allen Curnow.

VG softback
$20 C/B
Pegasus 1975, 113pp
[#2575 ]



McKAY Frank editor  Poetry New Zealand volume three 1976
VG- light crease head of spine, small name to first page $20 C/B Pegasus 1976 first edition soft cover, 119pp. Anthology of the best current poets. [#2037 new zealand poetry]

MCQUEEN Harvey and Lois COX 
Ten Modern New Zealand Poets

Collects about 20 poems each from Ruth Dallas, Hone Tuwhare, Alistair Campbell, James K Baxter, Janet Frame, Kevin Ireland, Fleur Adcock, Albert Wendt, Bill Manhire, Sam Hunt.
ISBN0582687950

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with mninor repaired tear to top edge.
$15 C/C
Longman Paul 1974 first edition, 227pp.
[#3181 ]





McQUEEN Cilla 
Anti Gravity
cover image of Anti Gravity, poems by Cilla McQueen, for sale in New Zealand cover image of Anti Gravity, poems by Cilla McQueen, for sale in New Zealand

Poems by Cilla McQueen.
ISBN 0868680680

VG- softback with sunned spine and spine half of wrappers
$10 C/A
John McIndoe 1984 first edition, 48pp.
[#2423 ]

VG softback
$15 C/A
John McIndoe 1984 first edition, 48pp.
[#5006 ]



MEHLHOPT Raymond   Ashcans and Wormwood
Poetry, hand printed and bound by the author

VG softback
$15 B/A
Raymond Mehlhopt, Scarborough Beach, Sumner,1983 photographic card wrappers, 58pp letterpress. [#2574 new zealand poetry ]





MILA Karlo   A Well Written Body: Full of Verse and Code Under Its Folds with paintings by Delicia Sampero
VG $15 B/B Huia 2008 soft cover 4to, 79pp ISBN 1869693213 [#1849 nz fiction poetry]

MORRISON Eva M.  Poems signed presentation copy
G+ some foxing and the wrappers have faded, signed to inside front wrapper and with recipients address, another presentation inscription ( by author) on reverse of title $20 A/A Arthur H Stockwell Ltd 1953 stapled in paper wrappers, 16pp New Zealand poet. Includes 'Glass-House Cant' awarded the Donovan Cup in 1951 [# 1553 new zealand fiction poetry]

O'CONNOR J E   Preludes
Selections from poetry 1973-76

VG paper wrapper
$10 B/ A
Privately published 1976 paper wrappers, 20pp. [#2573 new zealand poetry ]





O'CONNOR John editor   Plainwraps No 1 Summer '89 (poems)
VG- light soiling to wrappers $10 B/A privately published 1986 first edition stapled card wrappers 40pp. New Zealand poetry journal, includes;Don Long, Eric Brenstrum, Brian Gregory, David Howard, James Norcliffe, Diana Neutze, David Drummond, Julia Allen, John Summers, Christodoulos E G Moisa, Lorna Anker, Jeffrey Holman, Ralph Woodward, P N W Donnelly, John O'Connor, cover by Christodoulos E G Moisa. ISBN 01140574 [# 782 nzfct]

OLDS Peter  Doctor's Rock poems
VG light edge rubbing $25 B/A Caveman Press 1976 first edition stapled wrappers, 50pp ISBN 0908562055 [# 1101 new zealand poetry]

OLDS Peter  After Looking for Broadway poems
Near FINE $20 B/A One Eyed Press 1985 first edition soft cover, 56pp. SIGNED by author to title and dated 1985. ISBN 0473002620 [#1130 new zealand fiction]

O'SULLIVAN Vincent 
Brother Jonathan, Brother Kafka
cover image of Brother Jonathan, Brother Kafka, for sale in New Zealand

Poems; with prints by John Drawbridge.
ISBN 0195580478

VG soft cover with light handling soiling to wrappers.
$15 C/A
Oxford University Press 1980 first edition, 44pp + plates
[#2219/5007 ]



O'SULLIVAN Vincent 
The Butcher Papers
cover image of The Butcher Papers, poems by Vincent O'Sullivan, for sale in New Zealand

Poems.
ISBN 0195580907

VG softback
$15 B/B
Oxford University Press 1982 first edition, 63pp+ plates.
[#2572/5008 ]



O'SULLIVAN Vincent   An Anthology of Twentieth Century New Zealand Poetry Second Edition
VG- sunned spine, name to first page, foxing to closed edges $10 C/C OUP 1979 second edition, sewn sheets in soft cover, xxix 435pp. ISBN 0195580036 [#2043 new zealand poetry]

PALMER Charles Oscar and Elsie 
The Mystery of the Moa, a poem
A Souvenir of New Zealand

Uncommon booklet being a poem about the Moa.
THIS COPY signed by authors to title page 'To Mr and Mrs Sherrard from Kaikoura, Elsie and C.O.P. 1930"

Good softback in paper wrappers with some soiling, some minor dye offset to first and last pages.
$35 A/A
Whitcombe and Tombs (1930), 20pp.
[#3094 ]





PERRY A.   The Fairies of Zealandia, and, Christmas in Zealandia early new zealand pooetry, colonial
G+ Ex-library with withdrawal stamp, black mark on cover covers library shelf number, 3 internal pages have stamp to margins, otherwise tidy copy $35 A/A Whitcombe & Tombs, undated but [1910] saddle stitched into paper wrappers, 8pp. I cannot find out much about the author or his works, but this was reviewed in 1910 on its publication [#2086 new zealand fiction poetry]

PETRIE Barbara   Farrow Night
Poetry by an ex-pat New Zealand poet living in Australia

VG+ softback PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
$25 C/A
Island Press, 1996, 78 pages. ISBN0909771588 [#2591 new zealand poetry ]





RAWLINSON Gloria   The Perfume Vendor
This collection was first published when she was 17. Rawlinson is best known for her friendship with Robin Hyde ( Iris Wilkinson), who wrote the introduction to this work.

G+ hardback with cloth boards and buckram spine, sunned board edges, light foxing, inscription to fep.
$20 C/B
Hutchinson 1937 third printing, 128pp. [#2412 nz literature, poetry ]






ROWE Denis   Family Matters
Poetry inspired by family and friends of this Christchurch poet.

VG softback with remains of price label to rear cover
$10 B/A
Broadleaf Books 1992 first edition wrappers, 24pp. [#2571 new zealand poetry ]





SCHRODER J. H. E.   The Street and Other Verses Pegasus Press
VG+ VG DW has minor edge tear, slight discolouration and light rubbing to spine ends and corners $25 C/B Pegasus Press 1962 first edition cloth, 54pp on laid paper. [#2020 new zealand poetry]

SMITH Karen   The Sky is Blue
Otago poems.

VG soft back signed(?) with author's name at foot of half title.
$10 B/A
Whitcombe and Tombs 1969 first edition wrappers, 40pp. [#2570 new zealand poetry otago ]





SMITHER Elizabeth 
The Lark Quartet

A collection of poems by Smither.
ISBN1869402162

VG softback
$10 C/A
Auckland University Press 2000 reprint, 60pp
[#3164 ]

VG softback
$15 C/A
Auckland University Press 1999 first edition, 60pp
[#5124 ]





SMITHER Elizabeth 
The Year of Adverbs

A book of New Zealand poetry. ISBN9781869403942

VG+ softback
$10 B/A
Auckland University Press 2007, 64pp. [#2774 new zealand poetry ]





SMITHYMAN Kendrick 
Dwarf with a Billiard Cue

Poetry.
First edition.

VG softback
$15 B/A
Auckland University Press 1978, 82pp
[#3130 ]





SOUTHAM Barry 
Lovers and Other People
cover image of Lovers and Other People, poems by Barry Southam, for sale in New Zealand

Collection of poems by Christchurch born author.

VG- softback.
$15 C/A
Pegasus Press 1973 first edition, 59pp.
[#2569/5005 ]



STEAD C. K.  
Crossing the Bar

C K Stead's second collection of poetry.

VG softback with attached dust jacket
$30 C/A
Auckland University Press 1974 first edition, 72 pages
[#2590]





STEAD C. K. 
Walking Westward

Poetry by C K Stead. includes translations from Japanese poetry.
The First Edition

VG+ softback with dust jacket
$20 C/A
The Shed 1979 first edition, 59pp.
[#3075 ]





THOMSON Sylvia  Over the Greenstone Water Poems (signed presentation copy)
VG VG light rubbing to DW $30 B/B Pegasus Press 1966 first edition cloth 12mo inscription [ To Mr*** from Helen and Sylvia Thoms. 7th Jan 1971] 51pp [# 1100 new zealand poetry]

THOMPSON Robert & Helen Shaw editors  Poems by Several Hands Louis Johnson / Kendrick Smithyman / W. Hart-Smith / Gloria Rawlinson / Riemke Ensing / John Summers / Helen Shaw / Robert Thompson
VG sunned wrapper. $20 B/A. Pompallier Press 1976 first edition folded sheets stapled in card wraps with DW, LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies (part of the 200 unnumbered), 23pp. [#632 nzpoetry]

TRUSSELL Denys 
By Sea Mouths Speaking
cover image of By Sea Mouths Speaking, Collected Poems by Denys Trussell, for sale in New Zealand

Collected Poems 1973-2018, and related prose.
Denys has worked as a poet, biographer, essayist, editor and environmentalist.
Published in France, Germany, the UK, India, Australia and the USA.
In New Zealand he won the PEN Best First Book of Prose Award (1985) and was short-listed in the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 1999 for the poetry book,Walking Into The Millennium.
ISBN 9780908595891
new zealand literature, verse, poetry

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket.
$55 C/D
Brick Row Publishing Company 2019 First Edition, x 784pp.
[#5172 ]



TUWHARE Hone 
No Ordinary Sun

Hone Tuwhare's first book of poetry, a scarce title in the first reprint after the 1963 first edition. Sewn binding in plain card covers with the dust jacket glued along the spine as issued.
Jacket by Warwick Bradshaw.

VG softback in G price clipped dust jacket which has some insect damage to part of the title, the spine has lost some surface paper losing most of the text, faint watermark along the spine edge of the rear cover, small biro name to first page
$85 C/A
Blackwood and Janet Paul 1965 second printing after 1963 first edition. 42pp
[#3145 ]





TUWHARE Hone 
Come Rain Hail
Cover by Ralph Hotere

16 poems by Hone Tuwhare, written while he was the Centennial Burns Fellow at the University of Otago.

VG+ softback in VG+ dust jacket, small area surface scuffed to first page.
$85 C/A
Caveman Press 1973 second edition (after 1970), 24pp.
[#3135 ]





TUWHARE Hone 
Deep River Talk

Collected Poems with an introduction by Frank Stewart.
ISBN0824816072

VG softback with minor lifting of publisher applied lamination
$45 B/B
University of Hawaii Press 1994 first US issue, 200pp.
[#2098 ]





TUWHARE Hone 
Piggy-back Moon
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Issued when Tuwhare was the Te Mata Estate Poet Laureate. Frontispiece by Ralph Hotere
ISBN1869620771

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$95 C/B
Godwit 2001, 78pp. First edition limited to 2000 numbered copies.
[#3343 ]





TUWHARE Hone 
Selected Poems

This selection from the author's previous volumes - No Ordinary Sun, Come Rain Hail, Sap-wood & Milk, Something Nothing, and Making a Fist of It - makes an ideal introduction to much of the best work of one of New Zealand's most popular poets. Some of the poems have been revised or altered for this volume.
ISBN0868680273

G+ softback with some light rubbing to covers, small watermark to front cover and a gift inscription to the first (half-title) page.
$75 C/A
John McIndoe 1982 second printing (after 1980), 54pp.
[#3134 ]





WARD Tony, Jeff Cheyne and Richard Mann.  
All Blues
Poems by Tony Ward, Jeff Cheyne and Richard Mann.

cover image of All Blues,  Poems by Tony Ward, Jeff Cheyne and Richard Mann, for sale in New Zealand cover image of All Blues, Poems by Tony Ward, Jeff Cheyne and Richard Mann, for sale in New Zealand

VG- softback with light wear, name to first page.
$10 C/A
Oxenhall, Christchurch 1978 first edition, 53pp. [#2411]

VG- softback with light wear, minor soiling to cover
$10 C/A
Oxenhall, Christchurch 1978 first edition, 53pp. [#2567]





WEIR J E   A Warning Against Water Drinkers Some Poems and Translations
VG+ $25 B/A Pegasus Press 1974 first edition stapled card wrappers with Greek Vase design, 24pp. [# 781 nzfct]

WESTON Tom   The Red Orchestra
Poetry by a University of Canterbury law graduate and keen mountaineer. Pencil to half title states "given to me by Leo Bensemann Christmas 1982".

VG softback with lightly sunned spine
$25 B/ letter rate
Griffin Press Christchurch 1982 first edition wrappers, 36pp. ISBN0959765301 [#2566 new zealand poetry ]





WHITE Pat   Cut Across the Grain; Two Poems
'Mr Jaeger Prepares for Christmas' and 'Turangawaewae', by a then Dunedin Public Librarian.

VG softback in VG dust jacket
$20 B/A
Dunedin Public Library 1979 first edition wrappers, 79pp. [#2565 new zealand poetry ]





WRIGHT Judith 
Fourth Quarter and Other Poems
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Poetry collection by a middle aged Australian woman living on her own, pondering life.
Original New Zealand printing.
ISBN0908562403
women's literature, poet, poets

VG hardback in VG dust jacket lightly rubbed to dust jacket edges.
$20 C/B
Caveman Press 1976 First Edition, 71pp.
[#4218 ]




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