Whale Years (Auckland UP, 2015)

Beauties of the Octagonal Pool (Auckland UP, 2012)

Afternoon of an Evening Train (Victoria UP, Wellington, 2005)

Winter I Was (Victoria UP, 1999)

Irishman & Industry (Pear Tree Press, 1998)

My Heart Goes Swimming: New Zealand Love Poems ([With Jenny Bornholdt], Godwit, 1996)

Days Beside Water (Auckland UP, 1993)

Malachi ([verse novella], Little Esther Publications, Australia, 1993)

Great Lake (Local Consumption Publications, Australia, 1991)

Man with a Child’s Violin (Caxton Press, 1990)

Dunes and Barns (Modern House, 1988)

Location of the Least Person (Auckland UP, 1987)



News of the Swimmer Reaches Shore (Carcanet, UK, 2007)

Diesel Mystic (Auckland UP, 1989)


Creative Nonfiction

Pat Hanly (Ron Sang Books, 2013)

A Micronaut in the Wide World: The Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy (Auckland UP, 2011)

Euan MacLeod: The Painter in the Painting (Piper Press, 2010)

News of the Swimmer Reaches Shore (Memoir: Carcanet, UK; VUP, 2007)

Aberhart (Essays: [photographs by Laurence Aberhart] Victoria UP, 2007)

After Bathing at Baxter’s: Essays and Notebooks (Victoria UP, 2002)



An Anthology of Twentieth New Zealand Poetry  ([Vincent O’Sullivan ed.] Oxford UP, 1987)



Big Weather: Poems of Wellington (Penguin Random House, 2018)

The Colour of Distance: New Zealand Writers in France, French Writers in New Zealand ([with Jenny Bornholdt) Victoria UP, 2005)

Big Weather: Poems of Wellington, ([with Louise White], Mallinson Rendell, 2000)

An Anthology of New Zealand Poetry in English ([Jenny Bornholdt; Gregory O’Brien; Mark Williams, eds], Oxford UP, 1997)

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