Yellow Pencils: Contemporary Poetry by New Zealand Women

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In 1977, Private Gardens, a pioneering anthology of New Zealand women's poetry, appeared in print. Now eleven years later, we have a new thoroughly up-to-date anthology that spans the entire century and reveals how the boundaries of woman as poet have shifted and enlarged.
Helping to establish a literary history of New Zealand women, An Anthology of Poetry by New Zealand Women presents a body of work that represents not only the well-known poets--such as Lauris Edmond, Janet Frame, Keri Hulme, Riemke Ensing, Rachel McAlpine, Elizabeth Smither, and Heather Macpherson--but also a large selection of previously-unknown younger poets--including Michelle Leggott, Jenny Bornholdt, and Susan Allpress--who deserve recognition for their diversity, energy, and expansion of ideas.
Focusing on the exploration of identity, the business of being a poet, and the constructions and deconstructions of language, these poems raise many essential social, cultural, and political questions concerning the importance of gender in writing and publishing not only in New Zealand but throughout the world. They openly treat many taboo subjects and emotions, including menstruation, sex, pregnancy, rape, incest, anger and hostility, in order to exorcise past stereotypes. Using lovers, wives, mothers, and daughters as subjects in their poetry, the poets re-examine gender relationships and question received identities. Together, their voices reveal the woman poet's changing perception of herself and desire to maintain humanity amongst the dominating anxieties of the late twentieth century.

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'anti-pornography' Poem - Finally by Susan Allpress
Everywhere People Are Falling Asleep by Susan Allpress
'a Kind Of Alaska' by Susan Allpress
More Remote Than Fiction by Susan Allpress
Cylindrical Sleeve by Cherie Barford
Lubeck Castle by Cherie Barford
Plea To The Spanish Lady by Cherie Barford
Today It's Wednesday by Cherie Barford
Eavesdrop On A Taxi Radio by Jenny Bornholdt
Int The Garden .... by Jenny Bornholdt
A Love Poem Has Very Long Sentences by Jenny Bornholdt
Miles by Jenny Bornholdt
Poem by Jenny Bornholdt
Rodnie And Her Bicycles by Jenny Bornholdt
Scrub Cut by Jenny Bornholdt
Sitting On A Red Bus by Jenny Bornholdt
Whale by Jenny Bornholdt
You by Jenny Bornholdt
Found Wanting by Meg Campbell
Hole In The Head by Meg Campbell
In The Fullness Of Time by Meg Campbell
Journeys by Meg Campbell
Long Day's Journey by Meg Campbell
Maui by Meg Campbell
Nikou Church by Meg Campbell
Solitary Confinement by Meg Campbell
This Morning At Dawn by Meg Campbell
What Dreams May Come by Meg Campbell
Winter Letter by Meg Campbell
Arkles by Janet Charman
How The Woman Dealt With Her Lover by Janet Charman
Paranoia by Janet Charman
There Are No Wombed Doctors Who'll Deliver In The West by Janet Charman
There's A Lot Of Heavy Lifting Looking After Wimmin by Janet Charman
The Woman Who Wanted To Have Her Cake And Eat It by Janet Charman
Black On White by Ruth Dallas
Iceland Poppies by Ruth Dallas
In Central Otago by Ruth Dallas
In The University Library by Ruth Dallas
Kyeburn Diggins by Ruth Dallas
Living With A Cabbage-tree by Ruth Dallas
A New Dress by Ruth Dallas
Photographs Of Pioneer Women by Ruth Dallas
Pioneer Woman With Ferrets by Ruth Dallas
All Possessio Is Theft by Lauris Edmond
The Capable Spirit by Lauris Edmond
Catching It by Lauris Edmond
A Difficult Adjustment by Lauris Edmond
Dunedin In July by Lauris Edmond
Eden Cultivated by Lauris Edmond
Epiphany by Lauris Edmond
Going To Moscow by Lauris Edmond
Hymns Ancient And Modern by Lauris Edmond
The Killing by Lauris Edmond
Latter Day Lysistrata by Lauris Edmond
The Names by Lauris Edmond
The Outside Room by Lauris Edmond
The Process by Lauris Edmond
Signs by Lauris Edmond
Tempo by Lauris Edmond
The Third Person by Lauris Edmond
Word by Lauris Edmond
Broad Bay by Kim Eggleston
Fire Another Round by Kim Eggleston
If The Body Wasn't There by Kim Eggleston
No Goodbye by Kim Eggleston
She Didn't Like Me Wearing by Kim Eggleston
Sundown by Kim Eggleston
Wednesday Afternoon In June by Kim Eggleston
Chance Meeting by Riemke Ensing
Conversations For Miro by Riemke Ensing
Fires From Chagall by Riemke Ensing
From Track With Tide Comming In by Riemke Ensing
Northen Building Society Office Showing .... by Riemke Ensing
Signal Yellow by Riemke Ensing
All Cretans Are Liars by Anne French
Collisions by Anne French
Embarras De Plaisir by Anne French
The Evader's Cookbook by Anne French
An Evening In November by Anne French
In Absentia by Anne French
'it, Then' by Anne French
Night Flying by Anne French
O Quam Gloriosum by Anne French
Parts Of Speech by Anne French
Photographs For Daddy by Anne French
Several Ways Of Looking At It by Anne French
The Solitary Life by Anne French
Autumn Day In Shunshine by Helen Jacobs
Enclosure by Helen Jacobs
Hello! by Helen Jacobs
Letter From A Sister by Helen Jacobs
Poem by Helen Jacobs
Statement by Helen Jacobs
To Butterfly by Helen Jacobs
(one) At A Time by Michele Leggott
Calligraph by Michele Leggott
Moons Up by Michele Leggott
Road Music by Michele Leggott
Rose 4 by Michele Leggott
Rose 7 by Michele Leggott
Wind Water by Michele Leggott
Yellow Pencil by Michele Leggott
Enter The Hero by Judith Lonie
Go East by Judith Lonie
The Lie by Judith Lonie
On Colin Maccahon's Gate Series by Judith Lonie
Paradox by Judith Lonie
Spring Recoils by Judith Lonie
Three Berlin Postcards by Judith Lonie
The Altiplano by Elizabeth Nannestad
Andean Flower by Elizabeth Nannestad
Come Back Down by Elizabeth Nannestad
Jump by Elizabeth Nannestad
Lovesong In Front Of Mountains by Elizabeth Nannestad
Mosquito by Elizabeth Nannestad
Patterns On The Floor Of The Pool by Elizabeth Nannestad
Queen Of The River by Elizabeth Nannestad
Stone-figure by Elizabeth Nannestad
This Small Art by Elizabeth Nannestad
We Watched The Moon Rise by Elizabeth Nannestad
What Makes The Heart Stand Still by Elizabeth Nannestad
You Must Be Joking by Elizabeth Nannestad
Cycle Of Five Poems by Janet Potiki
For A Father In Hiding by Janet Potiki
Palazzi by Janet Potiki
The Present by Janet Potiki
Tarawera by Janet Potiki
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