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O me voy o te vas websiteO me voy o te vas / One of us must go 

Rogelio Guedea
With translations by Roger Hickin

In O me voy o te vas / One of us must go, love is a powerful magnet that attracts and repels in equal measure. In language both lyrical and spare, Guedea examines what it means to share one’s life with another person and questions whether – and how – love can survive reality’s steady tap-drip repetitions. Here is a true love story, a chronicle of romantic survivalism

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Fossil Treasures of Foulden MaarLee Foulden Maar website

A window into Miocene Zealandia

Daphne Lee, Uwe Kaulfuss and John Conran

In Fossil Treasures of Foulden Maar, authors Daphne Lee, Uwe Kaulfuss and John Conran share their passion and knowledge for Foulden Maar in Otago, New Zealand, a paleontological site of international significance and home to countless rare, well-preserved fossils. This illustrated book reveals Foulden Maar’s unique paleontological discoveries and takes a snapshot of ecosystems at the beginning of the Miocene.

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Naming the BeastsMorton Beast cover website

Elizabeth Morton

Naming the Beasts is a menagerie of poems about the gnarlier aspects of being a creature of this world. Within these pages wilderness and suburbia collide. Hoof and hide, fang and gut, these images and insights are those of an artist in a war zone intent on chronicling beauty in a world that’s falling apart. Morton’s poems take a bite out of the world around us, as they explore reality through the vitality and immersiveness of their imaginative powers.

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Notes on Womanhood Notes on womanhood website

Sarah Jane Barnett

After Sarah Jane Barnett had a hysterectomy in her forties, a comment by her doctor that she wouldn’t be “less of a woman” prompted her to investigate what the concept of womanhood meant to her. Part memoir, part feminist manifesto, part coming-of-middle-age story, Notes on Womanhood is the result.

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New Zealand NursesWood NZ Nurses website

Caring for our people 1880–1950

Pamela Wood

Pamela Wood’s New Zealand Nurses draws on a wealth of stories to identify the values and traditions of the nursing culture from 1880 – when ‘modern nursing’ started to emerge – to 1950, after NZ had severed its final tie as part of the British Empire.

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Landfall 243LANDFALL 243 website

Lynley Edmeades (ed)

Landfall 243 is the second edition from new editor Lynley Edmeades. Landfall is New Zealand's foremost and longest-running arts and literary journal. It showcases new fiction and poetry, as well as biographical and critical essays, and cultural commentary.

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Steven Night School cover websiteNight School

Michael Steven

Winner of the Kathleen Grattan Poetry Award 2021, poet Michael Steven’s Night School explores the gap between fathers and sons, the effects of toxic masculinity, how power corrupts and corrodes, and whether weed, art and aroha can save us in a godless world.

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Charman Pistils websiteThe Pistils

Janet Charman

The Pistils is a dispatch from the cusp of change. It appears at the severing of a 40-year relationship following the illness and death of poet Janet Charman’s partner during the Covid restrictions. Here, she chronicles her experience with transition – to the digital age, to single life, to carbon neutral.

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Anzac Nations coverAnzac Nations

The legacy of Gallipoli in New Zealand and Australia, 1965–2015

Rowan Light

In Anzac Nations, Rowan Light examines the myth-making around Anzac and how commemoration has evolved in New Zealand and Australia. He examines the changing meanings of Anzac from the 1960s to the 1980s; the expanded role of the state since 1990; and the responses from Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.


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Roddick Next websiteNext

Poems 2016-2021

Alan Roddick

Writing from the eighth and ninth decades of his life, Alan Roddick’s third collection of poetry, Next, examines the past, observes the present and speculates on the future.


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Final Brett webCan’t Get There from Here

New Zealand passenger rail since 1920

André Brett & Sam van der Weerden

Can’t Get There from Here traces the expansion and – more commonly – the contraction of New Zealand’s passenger rail network over the last century.


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Landfall 242

LANDFALL 242 front cover for NTILynley Edmeades (ed)

Landfall 242 is the first edition from new editor Lynley Edmeades. Landfall is New Zealand's foremost and longest-running arts and literary journal. It showcases new fiction and poetry, as well as biographical and critical essays, and cultural commentary.

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