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Forthcoming Books

edwins egg cover imageEdwin’s Egg
and other poetic novellas

Cilla McQueen

• Eight charming booklets in a slipcase

• Output of Cilla McQueen’s time as NZ Poet Laureate

• Richly illustrated with superb quirky historical photos

• Collector’s edition

8 slim volumes in a slipcase, 264 pp, ISBN 978-1-877578-13-7, $39.95


cover image born to a redheaded womanBorn to a Red-Headed Woman

New poems by Kay McKenzie Cooke

Using the extraordinary capacity of music to revive the places and people from our pasts, this poetic memoir springs from over 50 song titles or song lines and spans more than four decades.
Laconic, wry, subtly philosophical, Kay McKenzie Cooke’s new collection carries us from her rural Southland girlhood in the 1950s and 60s to the bitter pressures of adopting out her baby as a teenager in the 1970s, and to her present as grandmother, mother, wife and author.

Paperback, 72 pp, ISBN 978-1-877578-87-8, $25 IN-STORE: APRIL 2014


cover image of cloudboyCloudboy

New poems by Siobhan Harvey

Winner of the Kathleen Grattan Poetry Award, 2013

Cloudboy is a deep-mulling, richly sensitive account of a mother’s adjustments to the needs of an autistic child.
This prize-winning suite of poems grows out of extremes of love and frustration, as the poet introduces a bright, unpredictable, markedly individual boy to the rigid, often airless routines of the school system.

Paperback, 80 pp, ISBN 978-1-877578-80-9, $25 IN-STORE: APRIL 2014


cover image for landfall 227Landfall 227 Vital Signs

Edited by David Eggleton

Published with the assistance of Creative New Zealand

A raft of writers and artists diagnose ‘vital signs’ in the next Landfall, published in May 2014.
From the slogan on a T-shirt in Mexico, to the moon rising over a flag in Turkey, to haunting evidence of menace and mystery in the Marlborough Sounds, Landfall 227 traverses narratives, identities and cultures to offer vital engagement with the best and the most promising in new New Zealand writing.

Paperback, 208 pp, 16 in colour, ISBN 978-1-877578-46-5, $30 IN-STORE: MAY 2014


cover image for when the farm gates openedWhen the Farm Gates Opened
The impact of Rogernomics on rural New Zealand

Neal Wallace

• Moving real-life stories

• Aimed at a general readership

• The first book-length look at how farmers coped – or didn’t cope

Paperback, 160 pp, ISBN 978-1-877578-72-4, $40


cover image for wild dunedinWild Dunedin
The natural history of New Zealand’s wildlife capital

Neville Peat & Brian Patrick

• Brand new fully revised edition

• Includes new information and stunning new images

Paperback, 156 pp, ISBN 978-1-877578-62-5, $40