Wow (Victoria UP, 2020)

Some Things to Place in a Coffin (Victoria UP, 2017)

Tell Me My Name (Riddles set to music by Norman Meehan and sung by Hannah Griffin; Victoria UP, 2017)

Selected Poems (Victoria UP, 2012; Carcanet, Manchester, 2014)

These Rough Notes (Book and CD with Anne Noble, Norman Meehan, Hannah Griffin. Poetry, images, music: Victoria UP, 2012)

The Victims of Lightning (Victoria UP, 2010)

Lifted (Victoria UP, 2018, 2005; Carcanet Press, Manchester, 2007)

Pine (By Ralph Hotere with poems by Bill Manhire. Dunedin : Otakou Press, 2005)

Collected Poems (Victoria UP, 2001.  Manchester: Carcanet, 2002)

What to Call Your Child (Godwit/Random, 1999)

Homelight : an Antarctic Miscellany (By Nigel Brown, Bill Manhire & Chris Orsman, written at Scott Base, Antarctica: Pemmican Press, 1998)

My Sunshine (Victoria UP, 1996)

Sheet Music : Poems 1967-1982 (Victoria UP, 1996)

Milky Way Bar (Victoria UP, 1991; Manchester : Carcanet,,Manchester 1992)  [Poetry Book Society Recommendation]

The old man’s example (Wrist & Anchor Press, 1990)

Zoetropes : Poems, 1972-82 (Allen & Unwin, Sysdney; Port Nicholson Press, Wellington; Carcanet, Manchester, 1984)

Good Looks (Auckland UP, 1982)

Declining the Naked Horse (Poem by Bill Manhire. Music by Mark Langford: University of Otago, Dept of Music, 1981)

Dawn, Water (Hawk Press, 1979)

Riddles for voice and piano (By Gillian Whitehead. Poems by Bill Manhire: Photographic Service [Music Reproductions], London 1978)

How to Take Off Your Clothes at the Picnic : Poems (Wai-te-ata Press, 1977)

The Elaboration : Poems (Drawings by Ralph Hotere: Square & Circle, 1972)

Malady (Printed by John McIndoe Ltd for the Amphedesma Press, 1970)



The Stories of Bill Manhire. (Short fiction: Victoria UP, 2015)

Songs of My Life (Short fiction: Godwit, 1996)

South Pacific (Short fiction: Carcanet, 1994)

The New Land: a Picture Book (Short fiction: Heinemann Reed, 1990)

The Brain of Katherine Mansfield (Auckland UP, 1988)


Creative Nonfiction

Under the Influence ([Creative non-fiction/memoir] Series editor Lloyd Jones: Four Winds Press, 2003)

Doubtful Sounds: essays and interviews (Victoria UP, 2000)



The Best of Best New Zealand Poems (Co-edited with Damien Wilkins: Victoria UP, 2011)

Storms Will Tell: Janet Frame’s Selected Poems (Co-edited with Pamela Gordon & Denis Harold; introduction by Bill Manhire: Bloodaxe Books, 2008) [Also US and Australian editions]

Some Other Country : New Zealand’s Best Short Stories (With Marion McLeod: Unwin Paperbacks; Port Nicholson Press, 1984, 1992, 1997; VUP, 2008)

Still Shines When You Think of It: A Festschrift for Vincent O’Sullivan (Co-edited with Peter Whiteford: Victoria UP, 2007)

Janet Frame: The Goose Bath – Poems (Co-edited with Pamela Gordo & Denis Harold;  introduction by Bill Manhire: Vintage/Random, 2006)

Are Angels OK? The Parallel Universes of New Zealand Writers and Scientists (Co-edited with Paul Callaghan: Victoria UP, 2006)

121 New Zealand Poems (Chosen by Bill Manhire: Godwit/Random, 2005)

The Wide White Page : Writers Imagine Antarctica (Victoria UP, 2004)

Spectacular Babies: new writing (Co-edited with Karen Anderson: Flamingo, 2001)

Mutes and Earthquakes : Bill Manhire’s Creative Writing Course at Victoria (Victoria UP, 1997)

1396, a Literary Calendar : 13 works, hand-set & hand-printed (By 13 participants in Bill Manhire’s 1996 Original Composition Class at Victoria University of Wellington: Wai-te ata Press, 1996)

Selected Poems (By Denis Glover, ed. Bill Manhire: Victoria UP, 1995)

100 New Zealand Poems  (Godwit, 1993)

Soho Square. Four (Bridget Williams Books, 1991; London: Bloomsbury, 1991)

Six by Six : Stories by New Zealand’s Best Writers (Victoria UP, 1989)

Province : new Nelson writing (Edited by Rachel Bush, Carol Markwell; with consultant editor, Bill Manhire: Nelson Provincial Arts Council, 1987)

NZ Listener Short Stories (Methuen, 1977)

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