Lauris and Frances Edmond: A mother and daughter story
Always Going Home is the compelling personal story of Frances Edmond’s relationship with her ‘beloved, complicated, difficult’ mother, the award-winning poet Lauris Edmond (1924–2000). Told through memories, family recollections, and the ‘goldmine’ of Lauris’s correspondence and diaries, Frances takes a more intimate look at areas of Lauris’s private life than have been detailed in previous family histories and autobiographies.
Edited by Lynley Edmeades
In Landfall 244, editor Lynley Edmeades brings together a range of voices and perspectives, from established practitioners to emerging talent. The result is an exciting anthology that has its finger on the pulse of innovation and creativity in Aotearoa today.
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
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.
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.
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.
Caring for our people 1880–1950
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.
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.
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.
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.
The legacy of Gallipoli in New Zealand and Australia, 1965–2015
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.
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.
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.
Lynley 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.